General Education Information for Transfer Students

Students transferring to Azusa Pacific University may have some of their General Education requirements met by classes taken at their previous institution(s). Additionally, the unit requirements for Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation may be adjusted, depending on the number of units the student transfers to APU.

The evaluation of a student’s transfer work is conducted by One Stop | Registrar. All students are encouraged to work with One Stop and with their academic advisor to determine their General Education requirements. While the following chart serves as a guide for the student, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all requirements are met. For the most current information, visit One Stop or the Undergraduate Academic Success Center.

Students who reenroll at APU after leaving APU and spending two or more consecutive semesters at another academic institution may have those transferable units applied toward their General Education Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation requirements. Only units transferred at reenrollment will be considered. 

Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements for Transfer Students

Number of Units Transferred in Biblical Theological & Philosophical Formation Requirements
0-29 18 units:
MIN 108
UBBL 100, UBBL 230
PHIL 100
3 units of upper-division UBBL
3 units of THEO
30-59 12 units:
MIN 1081
UBBL 2302
THEO or HUM 325
PHIL 100 or HUM 224/HUM 324
60-89 9 units:
UBBL 2302
THEO or HUM 325
PHIL 100 or HUM 224/HUM 324
90+ 6 units:
UBBL 2302
PHIL 100 or HUM 224/324

All requirements must be met by approved General Education courses.

IGETC and CSU Breadth Transfer Policies

Number of Units Transferred in General Transfer IGETC CSU Breadth
0-29 Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basis N/A N/A
30-59 Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basis After completed IGETC certification, the following General Education courses are required: After completed CSU Breadth certification, the following General Education courses are required:
GE 100 waived 3 units Writing 3 3 units Writing 3
Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation reduced to 12 units1 9 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation1: MIN 108, UBBL 230. PHIL 100 9 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation1: MIN 108, UBBL 230, PHIL 100
3 units Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units Integrative and Applied Learning
60-89 Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basis After completed IGETC certification, the following General Education courses are required: After completed CSU Breadth certification, the following General Education courses are required:
GE100 waived 3 units Writing 3 3 units Writing 3
Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation reduced to 9 units1 6 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation1: UBBL 230, PHIL 100 6 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation1: UBBL 230, PHIL 100
3 units Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units Integrative and Applied Learning
90+ Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basis After completed IGETC certification, the following General Education courses are required: After completed CSU Breadth certification, the following General Education courses are required:
3 units Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines 3 units Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines 3 units Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines
GE 100 waived 6 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation1: UBBL 230, PHIL 100 6 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation1: UBBL 230, PHIL 100
Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation reduced to 6 units1 3 units Integrative and Applied Learning 3 units Integrative and Applied Learning

IGETC and CSU Breadth certification must be completed by January 31 for spring admits and September 30 for fall admits.