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Admissions FAQs


To help you, we’ve put together a list of common LAPU transfer-related questions and answers. If you do not find the answer you need, please email your question to our enrollment team.

How many credits do I have to have to enroll with LAPU?

There is no maximum/minimum amount of credits required to apply. However, if you have less than 6 transferable college units, you must also submit official high school/GED transcripts. Refer to our catalog for more information.

When do I get to start taking my major classes?

Students can take major coursework at any time providing they have met any course prerequisites.

Will my credits transfer to another school or university?

All of LAPU’s courses are highly transferable because they are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the same agency that accredits the University of California and California State University institutions. However, it is up to the discretion of the receiving school/university as to what (or how many) credits will transfer in. In particular, if you are looking at specific nursing or health programs, it is imperative that you FIRST confirm with that school and program to determine if they will accept online prerequisite courses (for example, online science courses with hands-on, “wet” labs).

Will these classes fulfill University of California and California State University transfer requirements?

Yes, certain LAPU classes will meet certain General Studies requirements, but we always encourage students to check with the receiving school in order to guarantee transfer.

Will the LAPU required and Bible classes transfer to non-Christian public universities?

Generally speaking, these LAPU courses will transfer in as electives, but we always encourage students to check with the receiving school in order to guarantee transfer.

Why haven’t all my credits transferred over?

Requirements for LAPU’s programs may differ from the requirements for other schools and degrees.

How many credits can I transfer in for an associate’s degree? For a bachelor’s?

Transfer limits are as follows: LAPU accepts no more than 70 units from a two-year school and no more than 90 units from a four-year school. LAPU caps the number of elective units accepted at 15 units for A.A./A.S. and 30 units for B.A. (see the catalog for more information).

Why was I not given upper-division credit for some lower-division courses?

LAPU does not accept lower-division coursework to meet upper-division requirements (see the catalog for more information).

Why are there so few elective credits?

Students must complete a minimum of 60-70 units for A.A./A.S. (depending on program) and 120 units for B.A.

I didn’t have to take Spanish in college because I took it in high school—do I have to take it with you?

Yes. However, students may take a CLEP exam to satisfy the foreign language requirement. See the catalog for test information and required scores.

Why do some of my classes transfer as electives?

This is likely because the classes do not meet General Studies or major requirements for the program to which you are applying.