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Transfers

Courses completed at other accredited colleges or universities after a student has enrolled at Seaver College are transferable with the established guidelines.

Transferring Courses After Initial Enrollment at Seaver College (for Catalog Years beginning the 2002-2003 Academic Catalog)

After initial enrollment at Seaver College, students can transfer at most twelve units from another school.  Courses taken at a two-year college are transferable only if the students has earned fewer than sixty-four units, including work at Seaver College

Courses completed at other regionally accredited institutions normally transfer to Seaver College as elective units.  Approval must be obtained in advance from the appropriate division chairperson to apply transfer courses to general studies or major requirements.  Appropriate courses may be allowed to satisfy requirements, but the units will not be calculated toward the degree requirements.  

For students that enter Seaver College prior to Fall 2008, all grades received at other institutions will be calculated in the cumulative ("all cum") grade point average; however, only grades of "C" (2.0) or higher will transfer to satisfy requirements at Seaver College. Students entering Seaver College Fall 2008 or later will receive unit credit, but the grades will not be calculated into the cumulative GPA.

Some extension courses, up to a maximum of fifteen units, are transferable as elective units only.  With division chair approval, these course may fill major and general studies requirements.  Transferable extension courses are only those which are automatically accepted for degree credit by the institution offering them.

Transferring Courses after Initial Enrollment at Seaver College (for Catalog Years up to and including the 2001-2002 Academic Catalog)

  1. All grades received from other institutions will be calculated in the cumulative grade point average.  However, only courses with grades of "C" (2.0) or higher will transfer to satisfy requirements at Seaver College.

  2. Prior written approval must be obtained from the appropriate division chairperson for transfer courses to satisfy general studies or major requirements.  Students may obtain a "Request for Transfer or Substitution of Units" form from the Academic Advising Office or the academic division offices.
  3. Units earned at a two-year college after the student has earned a total of 70 units for all college work, including Seaver College, will not be accepted.  Appropriate courses may be allowed to satisfy requirements, with permission of the division chairperson, but the units will not calculated toward the degree requirements.
  4. Transfer classes taken at other institutions as lower division will transfer to Pepperdine as lower division units ONLY, even if the Pepperdine equivalent course is taught as upper division.
  5. Some extension courses, up to a maximum of 15 units, are transferable as elective units only.  With division chair approval, these courses may fulfill major and general education requirements.  In general, only XL or XLC course designations are acceptable for credit.
  6. Regardless of the number of units accepted for transfer, students are required to satisfy the residency requirement at Seaver College.
  7. Courses transferred in "quarter units" will be converted to semester units by dividing quarter units by 1.5.   Thus, a course with 4 quarter units will count as 2.66 semester units.