Transfer Agreements

College students enrolled at accredited institutions may plan for their future at LMU by following the information provided in the transfer agreements and meeting our transfer requirements and deadlines.
Students or schools with questions, please contact the Office of Transfer Enrollment Services at 310.338.5913 or transfer@lmu.edu.

  • The following schools/colleges have agreements with LMU concerning transferability of their courses. Generally speaking, courses may transfer to LMU in three ways:

    • A transfer course will appear in the list of courses paired with its direct LMU equivalent.
    • A transfer course with no direct LMU equivalent will pair with an LMU course ending in -XX or -XXX. These courses may be used to fulfill degree and/or major requirements, so be sure to consult with your Academic Advisor and/or Dean's Office.
    • If the transfer course does not meet a specific requirement as assigned by the Dean, it may be used as elective credit toward the required unit total.

    A course which does not appear on an agreement does not transfer to LMU.

    Click to view or download the 2016 agreement. You may use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the following files.

    CoursesLMU CoreCoursesLMU Core
    Cerritos College LMU Core Mt. SAC (San Antonio College)  
    Chaffey College   Orange Coast College LMU Core
    Citrus College   Oxnard College  
    College of the Canyons   Pasadena City College LMU Core
    De Anza College LMU Core Pierce College LMU Core
    East LA College   Rio Hondo College  
    El Camino College LMU Core Riverside City College  
    Fullerton College   Saddleback College LMU Core
    Glendale City College LMU Core San Diego City College  
    Golden West College   San Diego Miramar  
    Irvine Valley College   San Jose City College  
    LA City College   Santa Ana College  
    LA Harbor College   Santa Barbara City College LMU Core
    LA Mission College   Santa Monica College LMU Core
    LA Southwest College   Santiago Canyon College  
    LA Valley College   Ventura College  
    Long Beach City College West Los Angeles College LMU Core
    Moorpark College LMU Core
  • The Previous Equivalencies database can be accessed to see how courses from schools with no LMU Transfer Agreement have transferred in the past.  Since these are not part of a Transfer Agreement, they may not necessarily transfer as indicated.

  • LMU may award up to 6 semester hours (up to 8 for lab-based science courses) for higher level passes for which a student scores a 5 or above. Not all higher level examinations will yield advanced-standing credit. The IB chart that follows shows IB examinations that have been approved for transfer.

    IB Exam Minimum IB Score Required Number of Semester Hours Awarded Equivalent LMU Course(s)
    Biology Higher Level 5 6 BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 
    Business and Management Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Chemistry Higher Level 5 6 No specific core; 8 semester hours awarded for CHEM 110CHEM 111CHEM 112, and CHEM 113 (satisfies CHEM 111 and CHEM 114 requirement for engineering majors)
    Computer Science Higher Level 5   Pending
    Economics Higher Level 5 6 ECON 1100 and ECON 1200 
    English A1 Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Foreign Language A1 (non-English) Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Foreign Language A2 Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Foreign Language B Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Geography Higher Level 5 4 GEOG 1000 
    History 2003 exam Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    History 2003 exam: Islamic Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    History 2010 exam (Rt.1) Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    History 2010 exam (Rt. 2) Africa Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    History 2010 exam (Rt. 2) Asia and Oceania Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    History 2010 exam (Rt. 2) Americas Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    History 2010 exam (Rt. 2) Europe and the Middle East Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Mathematics Higher Level 5 6 MATH 120 and MATH 122 
    Modern Classical Language Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Philosophy Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Physics 2001 exam Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Physics 2007 exam Higher Level 5 (6-7 for engineering majors) 8*

    Score of 5: No specific course

    Score of 6-7: PHYS 253 and PHYS 254

    Engineering students with IB HL scores of 6-7 need to meet with the Chairperson of Physics to determine if they will receive credit for PHYS 101 and/or PHYS 201 courses.

    Psychology Higher Level 5 4 PSYC 1000 
    Social and Cultural Anthropology Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Theatre Higher Level 5 3 THEA 110 
    Visual Arts: Option A Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
    Visual Arts: Option B Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
     

    Note: Students studying for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies do not follow the regular University Core pattern.
    * IB credit does not count for most graduate Health Professions and Dental schools. Students intending to pursue pre-medical studies should fulfill major requirements at LMU

  • LMU participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students may be granted credit at the time of entrance into the University for subjects in which they have completed the AP examinations with minimum score of 4. When official scores have been received from the College Board, applicants will be notified of the advanced placement and course credit in accordance with the following table.

    Note that an essay is required for all examinations offering optional essays.

    AP Exam Number of Semester Hours Awarded Equivalent LMU Course(s)
    Art History 6 ARHS 2000 and ARHS 2002
    Biology 6 No specific course
    Calculus AB 4 MATH 131
    Calculus BC 8 MATH 131 and MATH 132
    Chemistry 4 No specific course
    Chinese Language and Culture 8 CHIN 1101 and CHIN 1102
    Comparative Government and Politics 4 POLS 1400
    Computer Science A 3 CMSI 185
    English Language and Composition 4 No specific course
    English Literature and Composition 4 No specific course
    Environmental Science 3 ENVS 101
    European History 4 HIST 1200
    French Language and Culture 8 FREN 1101 and FREN 1102
    German Language and Culture 8 GRMN 1101 and GRMN 1102
    Human Geography 4 GEOG 1000
    Italian Language and Culture 8 ITAL 1101 and ITAL 1102
    Japanese Language and Culture 8 JAPN 1101 and JAPN 1102
    Latin 8 CLAR 1115 and CLAR 1125
    Macroeconomics 4 ECON 1200
    Microeconomics 4 ECON 1100
    Music Theory 3 No specific course
    Physics C: Mechanics 4 PHYS 101
    Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 4 PHYS 201
    Physics 1: Algebra-based 4 PHYS 253
    Physics 2: Algebra-based 4 PHYS 254
    Psychology 4 No specific course
    Spanish Language and Culture 8 SPAN 1101 and SPAN 2102
    Spanish Literature and Culture 8 No specific course
    Statistics 3 MATH 104
    Studio Art: Drawing 6 No specific course
    Studio Art: 2D Design 3 No specific course
    Studio Art: 3D Design 3 No specific course
    United States Government and Politics 4 POLS 1200
    United States History 4 HIST 1300
    World History 4 HIST 1050