Office of the Registrar Credit Limitations
- Community, junior, or two-year college credit (see also Transfer Credit Policies).
Limited to 64 units total. All junior college work is lower division, and will be applied only to lower division requirements in the major or to appropriate general education classes. Once the 64-unit maximum has been reached, no additional units will be accepted from community, junior, or two-year colleges, i.e., units taken after the 64-unit maximum has been reached may not be substituted for any of the first 64 units already taken.
- Applied music (MUA)
Limited to 12 units, unless the student has met the lower division prerequisites for the Music major.
- Internship credit
A limit of 12 units of internship credit may be applied toward the degree. (Student teaching, internship, practicum field experience)
- PE Activity
A maximum of 8 units of PE Activity credit may be applied to the degree. Students (other than declared Kinesiology majors or Varsity athletes enrolling in their Varsity sport) may not enroll in more than one PEA per semester.
- Extension courses
No more than 12 semester units may be applied to the degree. (None will be approved during the final semester at Westmont.)
- Credit by examination (see also Credit by Exam)
Limited to 20 units (excluding Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, GCE A-Level, CLEP and DSST credit).
Note: Combination of extension, and credit by examination units (excluding Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, GCE A-Level, CLEP and DSST credit) may not exceed 30 units.
- Publication courses
Editors and staff of Westmont student publications may earn academic credit with permission of the publication advisor. Students may earn these units from various departments with departmental approval. The Horizon editor-in-chief may earn four units of credit each semester. Section, photography, graphics, copy and web editors may earn two units per semester. Horizon reporters, writers, and artists may earn one unit per semester for publishing seven articles, original drawings, or the equivalent. Horizon photographers may earn one unit per semester for publishing ten photos. Students serving as Horizon staff must attend a publications workshop at the start of the semester. The Citadel and Phoenix editor-in-chief may earn two units of credit each semester. Citadel and Phoenix staff members may earn one unit of credit per semester. No more than 12 units of publication credit may be applied towards the degree.
- Time limitations for transfer credits
College credit earned more than 25 years ago will not be credited towards a degree. Courses for the major taken more than 15 years ago are subject to evaluation by the department; courses taken within 15 years will normally be accepted.
- Applied Studies courses (APP):
A maximum of 8 units of Applied Studies courses (APP) may be applied to the degree.
- Theatre Arts:
Rehearsal and performance and technical production courses are limited to a maximum of 2 units per semester and 4 units per year.