The Bachelor's Degree for Professionals program has set minimum requirements to ensure that the professional orientation of the program is maintained. You may apply if you:
- Have graduated from high school or possess a G.E.D. certificate.
- Have completed 12 transferable semester hours of college credit.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25.
- Are at least 22 years of age.
- Have 2-3 years of work experience, must include a resume.
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.
Note: Students transferring from California community colleges who, prior to transfer, have fully satisfied the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) need only complete the religion and oral communication requirements to meet the general education requirements. Students who do not complete the IGETC will follow the Cal Lutheran general education requirements.
If you are unable to obtain an official transcript prior to the beginning of classes, you may be provisionally admitted for one term by submitting an unofficial transcript. You must also complete the admission procedures outlined above prior to registration. The official transcripts must be submitted prior to registering for a second term.
Readmission of Former Students
If you were formerly enrolled as a Professionals student but have not attended four or more consecutive semesters, you must apply for readmission by submitting an updated application form and meeting with an academic advisor. The curriculum requirements in effect at the time of your readmission will be applicable.
If you are admitted as a Professional student and wish to enroll in courses within the traditional Cal Lutheran program or in another college or university, you must obtain approval from the director of the Professionals program and the University registrar prior to enrolling in the course. Normally, requests for concurrent enrollment at another institution will not be granted unless you demonstrate a compelling need to take the course at that location.
Since most students are also employed, a normal course load is considered to be two courses per term (six to eight credits). The number of credits you take, however, is up to you as long as you don't exceed 10 credits per term. For financial aid and veteran's benefits, half time is considered to be four credits and full time is eight credits. The program offers a variety of courses and provides ample scheduling flexibility so that earning your degree is compatible with your lifestyle.
- Freshman = 0-29 units
- Sophomore = 30-59 units
- Junior = 60-89 units
- Senior = 90 + units