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General Education Transfer Agreements
Fresno Pacific University has established transfer agreements with numerous community colleges and California State Universities throughout the San Joaquin Valley. These agreements indicate which community college and California State University courses meet Fresno Pacific's general education or degree completion requirements. To access these transfer agreements, select the appropriate link below. The following are NOT articulation agreements but are tools to aid students in knowing which courses FPU will accept to fulfill general education requirements.
Please note: No Substitution Transfer Request form is needed for courses that are transferred from institutions with a transfer agreement with FPU.
AP, IB, and CLEP Credit
Students may earn credit through three competency exams recognized by the university: Advanced Placement (AP) tests, International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). A combined maximum of 30 units can be awarded for Advanced Placement exams (AP), International Baccalaureate exams (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Military or ACE credit, and *Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) [*DC Program ONLY].
- Advanced Placement: Students may be granted 3 semester units of credit for subjects in which they have submitted scores of three or higher on advanced placement tests. Students must have official transcripts from CollegeBoard sent to the Registrar's Office.
- College Level Examination Program: Credit awarded for examinations is equal to that of the Fresno Pacific University course to which it corresponds. Credit is not awarded for examinations when more advanced coursework in the subject area has been completed. The university uses the ACE recommended minimum score to award credit.
- International Baccalaureate: Students may be granted credit through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) for advanced study in high school. Credit is awarded when score of five or greater is earned in higher level IB subject exams. Scores will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.