Transfer Pathways

Cal Lutheran has established course transfer agreements with several local community colleges. Through these agreements, specific courses are identified as eligible to transfer for credit to Cal Lutheran and satisfy core curriculum and major requirements.

General Education Courses

IGETC Pathway

Students transferring from California community colleges who have fully satisfied the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) need only complete the religion and oral communication requirements to meet our CORE-21 general education requirements. Students who do not complete the IGETC will follow the Cal Lutheran general education requirements.

CSU GE-Breadth Pathway

Students transferring from California community colleges who have fully satisfied the CSU GE-Breadth Certification need only complete one upper division religion course and a third humanities course (if three humanities courses are not completed as part of the CSU GE-Breadth) to meet our CORE-21 general education requirements.

Major Requirements

See which requirements for your chosen major at Cal Lutheran are satisfied by the courses you've already taken.



Credit Transfer Policies

You may transfer a maximum of 70 credits from a community college. However, upper division credits earned at a college or university are excluded from the 70-credit limitation. Thirty of the final 40 credits taken prior to graduating must be completed at Cal Lutheran. This requirement cannot be met using CLEP, portfolio or credit by examination.

A maximum of 20 credits of correspondence and/or extension work may be applied toward your degree, but not toward your major.

Generally, transfer credit is not permitted for the following types of classes:

  • Basic or manual skills such as typing or stenography
  • Vocational or technical skills
  • Personal enrichment (continuing education or certification)
  • Remedial courses or duplication of previous courses.

Contact us to create a personalized transfer plan!

Set up a phone, in-person, or online appointment with our admission office to learn how you can transfer.

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