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Student Academic Services: Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

The Seattle Pacific University Transfer Course Equivalency Guide has been designed to show you how credit from other institutions and approved testing programs generally transfers to SPU.

Information for Current SPU Students:

Students admitted to SPU during or after Summer 2013 must adhere to the policies regarding timing of transfer work and limitation of transfer credits after matriculation as outlined in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the online catalog.  Post matriculation, students are limited to 20 credits transfer credits, and cannot take any credits outside of SPU during a quarter in which they are enrolled at SPU.  Students who wish to take a course elsewhere after matriculation at SPU must first have a discussion with their Undergraduate Academic Counselor.  If the request falls within policy guidelines, the academic counselor will provide them the appropriate paperwork. 

Students admitted to SPU Spring 2013 or prior must seek approval from their Undergraduate Academic Counselor and complete the Study Away Application prior to registering for a course at another institution or taking an exam through a testing program.

For all students, courses in the equivalency guide are not guaranteed to transfer without prior approval.

Information for Prospective Students:

Students who begin classes at SPU after completing an approved Direct Transfer Agreement associate degree have fulfilled all University Core and Exploratory Curriculum requirements, as well as the general education foreign language requirement. Courses listed as non-transferable may transfer as part of the DTA degree. An associate degree completed after matriculation at SPU will not be recognized. Prospective Students with questions about course transferability should contact the Undergraduate Admissions office.

How do I use this system?

  1. Select the State Country or "Testing Programs" (for IB/AP/CLEP)
    Note: General information about the transfer of credit for AP, CLEP, and IB score reports can also be found in the University Catalog under Admissions.
  2. Select the institution name or program

Learn how to interpret the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.



State / Program / Country:    Institution / Test:

West Valley College Course   Equivalent Seattle Pacific University Course
ANTHR 001 Physical Anthro 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
ANTHR 003 Intro Cultura 3    ANT 2250 Cultural Anthropology 4.5 SSA WKSS
ART 001A Surv Western 3    SPGE LWKA Lower Division WKA 4.5 AHA WKA
ART 001B Surv Western Art II 3    ART 2603 West Trad II:Art since Renssnc 4.5 AHA WKA
ART 031C Representative Drawing 3    ART 1102 Drawng Studio:Observtn&Realism 4.5 AHA WKA
ART 033A Two-Dimensional Design 3    ART 1202 Design Studio-2 Dimensional 4.5
ART 035A Beginning Life Drawing 3    ART 2112 Drawing Studio: Beginng Figure 4.5
ART 085A Sculpture 3    ART 2722 Sculpture Studio 4.5
ASTRO 010 Solar Systems Astronomy 3    SPGE LWKFS Lower Division WKFS 4.5 WKFS
ASTRO 010L Astronomy Lab 1    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 1.5
ASTRO 011 Stellar Astronomy 3    SPGE LWKFS Lower Division WKFS 4.5 WKFS
BIO 010 Intro to Biology 4    BIO 1101 Biological Fundamentals 6 NSA WKFS
BUS 061 Business and Society 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
COMM 001 Public Speaking 3    COM 1321 Public Speaking 4.5 AHB WKH
COMM 004 Group Discussion 3    COM LDEL LD Communication Elective 4.5
COMM 010 Persuasive Sp 3    COM 1321 Public Speaking 4.5 AHB WKH
COMM 012 Intercultural Comm 3    COM LDEL LD Communication Elective 4.5
COMM 020 Argument & Debate 3    COM 2323 Argumentation:Art of Inference 4.5
COMM 025 Imprvg Relationships 3    COM LDEL LD Communication Elective 4.5
ENG 001A English Composition 3    ENG 2201 College Writing 4.5 ENGL
ENGL 001A English Composition 3    ENG 2201 College Writing 4.5 ENGL
ENGL 001B English Composition 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5 ENGL
ENGL 001C Clear Think/W 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
ENGL 005A English Literature 3    SPGE LWKH Lower Division WKH 4.5 AHB WKH
ENGL 005B English Literature 3    SPGE LWKH Lower Division WKH 4.5 AHB WKH
ENGL 006A World Literature 3    SPGE LWKH Lower Division WKH 4.5 AHB WKH
ENGL 043 Classical Myt 3    LCL 3287 Mythology in Literature (LD) 4.5 AHB WKH
ENGL 070A Creative Writing 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
FD 030 Intro to Fashion Design 3    FCS 1050 Introduction to FCS 4.5
FD 032 History of Fashion 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
FD 040B Fashion Sketching 2    FCS 2110 Fashion Illustration 3
GEOG 002 Intro Cultural Geog    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
HIST 017A U.S. History 3    HIS 2502 The United States to 1876 4.5 SSB WKSS
HIST 017B US History 3    HIS 2503 The United States Since 1876 4.5 SSB WKSS
MATH 000G Math for Liberal Art Student 4    SPGE LWKQR Lower Division WKQR 6 MAT WKQR
MATH 003A Calculus/Analy Geom 5    MAT 1234 Calculus I 7.5 MAT WKQR
MATH 003B Calculus/Analy Geom 5    MAT 1235 Calculus II 7.5 MAT WKQR
MATH 004A Intermediate Calculus 4    MAT 3238 Vector Calculus (LD) 6
MATH 010 Elem Statistics 3    MAT 2360 Intro to Stats for Sciences 4.5 MAT WKQR
MUSIC 009 Jazz-Past/Present 3    SPGE LWKA Lower Division WKA 4.5 AHA WKA
MUSIC 054 History of Rock and Roll 3    SPGE LWKA Lower Division WKA 4.5 AHA WKA
NS 015 Human Nutrition 3    SPU LDEL fulfills nutrition for nursing 4.5
PE 3.24 Tap Dance-Beg 2 1    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 1.5
PHIL 001 Introduction to Philosophy 3    SPGE LWKH Lower Division WKH 4.5 AHB WKH
POLIT 001 American Government 3    POL 1120 American Government & Politics 4.5 SSB WKSS
POLIT 002 Comparative Government 3    POL 2320 Comparative Political Systems 4.5
PSYCH 001 General Psychology 3    PSY 1180 Gen Psych:Individual in Growth 4.5 SSA WKSS
PSYCH 009 Psych of Women: Multicultural 3    PSY LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
SL 060A American Sign Lang 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
SL 060B American Sign Lang 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
SOC 002 Social Problems 3    SOC LDEL LD Sociology Elective 4.5
SPAN 001A Beginning Spanish 5    SPN 1101 Elementary Spanish I 7.5
SPAN 001B Beginning Spanish 5    SPN 1103 Elementary Spanish III 7.5
SPAN 011A Spanish Laboratory .5    SPN 1101 Elementary Spanish I .75
SPAN 011B Spanish Laboratory .5    SPN 1103 Elementary Spanish III .75
THEAR 010 Intro to Theatre 3    SPGE LWKA Lower Division WKA 4.5 AHA WKA



Note: Some approved Engineering courses may not apply toward the Electrical Engineering major due to ABET accreditation. Please see the Electrical Engineering Department Chair (http://www.spu.edu/depts/ee/).