Point Loma will transfer units from regionally accredited institutions to count toward a bachelor's degree at PLNU. Some courses may only transfer for elective credit and others will apply toward major or General Education coursework. Each transfer course is evaluated individually; the course description will be compared to the content and requirements at PLNU to determine equivalency. All community college courses and exam credits are, by definition, lower-division level and cannot be considered equivalent to upper-division courses.
A combined maximum of 70 units may be transferred to PLNU from the following sources (with no more than 32 units of exam/JST credits):
- Community colleges
- Joint Services Transcript (must petition for credit)
- AP (Advanced Placement)
- CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
- IB (International Baccalaureate)
General Education Transfer Guide:
A comprehensive guide to help prospective transfer students select transferable GE courses.
A list of approved General Education (GE) courses that will transfer to PLNU from various local colleges, Nazarene institutions, and other commonly attended institutions.
Transfer Student Orientation:
A step by step checklist for transfer students who have been accepted into PLNU.
Advanced Placement Credits (AP):
An unofficial guide to AP scores for incoming students. A maximum of 32 AP units will be accepted for transfer to PLNU. Students who need to request their AP scores may contact the AP Board at 1-888-225-5427.
SAT/ACT and Additional Placement Tests:
An informative reference to help incoming students determine which requirements may be waived at PLNU based on standardized test scores.