Transfer Requirements for Bachelor’s Applicants
To be eligible for admission to Pacific Oaks College at the BA level, students must have completed one of the following:
- An earned AA or AS degree in ECE, Child Development, or another comparable academic area (vocational degrees and AAS degrees are not acceptable and will be subject to a course by course review)
- For bachelor’s-completion programs in Early Childhood Education and Human Development:
- 60 transferable units: students without 60 units are allowed to have up to 12 units of general education requirements as admission contingencies. They are required to successfully complete and submit missing coursework within their first academic year (three semesters or six seven-week terms) of enrollment at Pacific Oaks College AND prior to the start of their final semester at Pacific Oaks. Students are required to have 34 specific units of general education requirements and 26 elective units for a total 60 units by the end of their first academic year. Refer to the Transfer Credit Policy for specific requirements.
Official Transcript Deadlines
New bachelor completion students in Human Development or Early Childhood Education programs are required to have a minimum of 48 transferable units posted to their permanent record by the end of the add/drop week of their first semester or term. Students are required to have all official transcripts reflecting these credits on file and posted to their permanent record by this time or the student will be removed from any courses they may have been registered for and placed in a No Show status.
Students with additional admission contingencies that have not been completed prior to matriculation to Pacific Oaks College will have up until the end of their first academic year (three semesters or six seven-week terms) and prior to the start of their final semester at Pacific Oaks to submit all remaining contingencies (including but not limited to: transfer credits, official transcripts, test scores etc.) to be posted to the student’s permanent record. Students who do not meet this requirement by this time will be administratively withdrawn from the institution.
Students who choose to complete coursework or Prior Learning Assessment beyond the 60 units required for admission will have until the first academic year (three semesters or six seven-week terms) and prior to the start of their final semester at Pacific Oaks to complete the additional Prior Learning Assessment or transfer work. Official transcripts are required to be on file with the Registrar’s Office by the end of add/drop of the student’s 5th semester or 8th session.
General Education Requirements
1. English Communication (2 courses, 6 semester units)
One course in English Composition and one course in an additional English Communication area such as Literature, Speech, Critical Thinking, Journalism, Creative Writing, or American Sign Language
2. Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 3 semester units)
One course in College Algebra, Statistics, Finite Mathematics, College Mathematics, Geometry, Calculus, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (this is just a sampling of courses)
3. Arts and Humanities (3 courses, 9 semester units)
Three courses with at least one from the arts such as: Fine arts, Art Appreciation, Photography, Music, Dance or Theater and one from the humanities such as Foreign Language, Humanities, History, Philosophy, Ethics or Religious Studies
4. Social and Behavior Studies (3 courses, 9 semester units)
Three courses from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence and includes but not limited to: Psychology, Sociology, History, Government, Anthropology, Law, Economics, Human Geography
5. Physical and Biological Sciences (2 courses + lab component, 7-9 semester units)
One physical science course and one biological science or life science course, at least one of which includes a laboratory
Physical Science includes but not limited to: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Astronomy, Oceanography, Earth Science, Physical Anthropology, Physics
Life and Biological Science includes but not limited to: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Zoology, Ecology
Additional Ways of Earning Credit
Pacific Oaks College recognizes that students can obtain college level learning in a variety of ways outside the traditional classroom. Due to this thinking and understanding, Pacific Oaks College honors other forms of learning completed in a variety of different areas. Students with Prior Learning Assessment should contact the Office of the Registrar for review and possible transfer credit. These areas include:
For additional information on the transferability of credit and alternative options available for earning credit, please see the 2013/2014 Pacific Oaks College Catalog and Student Handbook.