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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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 110, CHEM 111, CHEM 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
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