Transfer Student Services

If you've  just transferred to PLNU let us help you discover the multitude of possibilities and opportunities available!

Transfer Student Services serves as a central point of information for campus resources, services, and opportunities designed specifically for transfer students.

We provide students with assistance, support and connections to campus resources to facilitate a smooth transition to the PLNU community. Transfer Student Services is located within the Commuter Student Services office on the first floor of Nicholson Commons.

Transfer Student Services is here to help you, the Transfer Student, succeed at PLNU.

Milton Karahadian, Manager
(619) 849-2649

Transfer Student Guide to Becoming a Sea Lion

PLNU Traditions

Check out what PLNU Traditions have made Point Loma unique!

Hang Out

Check out the hot spots to hang out on and off campus!

Tyler Axtell is a senior Sociology major who transferred to PLNU before his junior year.  This is what he had to say about the experience:

"Being a transfer can be hard. When I came to Point Loma, I was a transfer student as well as a commuter. I knew that these two combined would make meeting people difficult. I made every effort I could to stay on campus between classes, meet people on caf lane, and get involved in co-curricular programs on campus. I also went to every TAG event and made a point to hang out with my TAG Mentor. This was great because I instantly felt like I had someone there to go to with questions, or concerns.  My advice is this: Making friends is up to you. PLNU is an amazing community that holds resources and loving people. Get involved in TAG and other activities as well!"

- Tyler Axtell,  Student Manager of Transfer Activities Group


Get Involved

Meeting people who share your passions and interests is a great way to form lasting relationships. Consider joining one of PLNU’s clubs, organizations, or student ministries. You can also get involved with student government through ASB. Opportunities for international missions through LoveWorks and YouthWorks are popular and powerful experiences. Learn more at Campus Life.

Stay Active

There’s nothing like fresh air when it comes to bonding! Whether you opt for flag football, softball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, tennis, or track, you’re bound to create lasting memories when you join or create your own intramural team. If you enjoy outdoor activities like backpacking, hiking, and kayaking, Great Escapes weekend excursions are a great way to make new friends and get active.

Campus Communications

Stay up on what’s happening around campus with PLNU’s news sources. Grab a copy of The Point Weekly, the student newspaper, on your way out of chapel each Monday. Inside, you’ll find stories about campus happenings, opinion pieces, sports news, and more. Also, be sure to tune into KPLR AM 620, Point Loma’s own, student-run radio station. To listen online, visit KPLR. If you prefer TV, check out Channel 3: Your Channel, Point Loma’s student-run cable station. Channel 3 has created award-winning programs, so be sure to watch!

To preserve your memories of your first year at PLNU, you won’t want to miss the Mariner, Point Loma’s yearbook. Be sure to reserve your copy during the fall semester. And whether you are an aspiring writer, artist, photographer, or just someone who appreciates creativity, check out the Driftwood, Point Loma’s literary magazine. Watch for submission announcements in the fall.