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 re-enroll 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 re-enrollment will be considered. 

Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements for Transfer Students

Number of Units Transferred in Biblical Theological & Philosophical Formation Requirements
0-2918 units:
MIN 1082
UBBL 100, UBBL 230
PHIL 220
3 units of upper-division UBBL
3 units of THEO
30-5912 units:
MIN 1082
UBBL 230
THEO or HUM 325
PHIL 220 or HUM 224/324
60-899 units:
UBBL 230
THEO or HUM 325
PHIL 220 or HUM 224/324
90+6 units:
UBBL 230
PHIL 220 or HUM 224/324

All requirements must be met by approved General Education classes.

1

The prerequisite for UBBL 230 is waived for students transferring in 30 or more units. All other prerequisites apply.

2

MIN 108 is waived as a prerequisite for the General Education THEO courses for students transferring 45 or more units. All other prerequisites apply.

IGETC and CSU Breadth Transfer Policies

Number of Units Transferred in General Transfer IGETC CSU Breadth
0-29Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basisN/AN/A
30-59Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basisAfter completed IGETC certification, the following General Education courses are required:After completed CSU Breadth certification, the following General Education courses are required:
GE 100 waived3 units Writing 33 units Writing 3
Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation reduced to 12 units19 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation 1: MIN 108, UBBL 230. PHIL 2209 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation 1: MIN 108, UBBL 230, PHIL 220
3 units Integrative and Applied Learning3 units Integrative and Applied Learning3 units Integrative and Applied Learning
60-89Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basisAfter completed IGETC certification, the following General Education courses are required:After completed CSU Breadth certification, the following General Education courses are required:
GE100 waived3 units Writing 33 units Writing 3
Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation reduced to 9 units16 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation 1: UBBL 230, PHIL 2206 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation 1: UBBL 230, PHIL 220
3 units Integrative and Applied Learning3 units Integrative and Applied Learning3 units Integrative and Applied Learning
90+Courses may transfer for General Education credit on an individual basisAfter 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 Disciplines3 units Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines3 units Writing 3: Writing in the Disciplines
GE 100 waived6 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation 1: UBBL 230, PHIL 2206 units of Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation 1: UBBL 230, PHIL 220
Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation reduced to 6 units13 units Integrative and Applied Learning3 units Integrative and Applied Learning
1

See above table for Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation Requirements for transfer students.

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