Units you earn from the successful completion of any CGU course are always a part of your CGU transcript and factor into your overall grade point average (GPA) at CGU. However, how units qualify toward the completion of one or more degree programs at CGU is governed by institutional policy and the accreditation standards that ensure the quality of your academic program.
Criteria for applying CGU units toward CGU degree programs are as follows.
Relevance. Only coursework relevant or applicable to the degree program in which you are enrolled can be counted toward the total units of required coursework for that particular degree.
Limitation on Sharing Units. CGU units may be applied to no more than two CGU degrees. If you wish to pursue additional degrees, you will be required to complete all unit and degree requirements for those additional degrees.
Double-Counting or Sharing Units. The term double-counting refers to the application of units from one program to meet the degree requirements of another program. The following restrictions apply.
CGU units may only be shared between two programs. If you wish to pursue additional degrees, all units and degree requirements must be completed anew in order to earn those additional degrees.
A limit of 35% of relevant units from one program may be applied toward the degree requirements of one other program.
Prior approval for the application of earned units for a second program is required.
Note that units from a CGU master's degree may be applied toward a CGU doctoral degree, if relevant. If transfer credit was accepted toward that master's degree, by default, this amount is part of the total transfer credit that can be accepted toward doctoral degree.
Students enrolled in Accelerated BA/MA (4+1) and joint programs may use a specific number of non-CGU units, as credit toward the CGU degree program. An official transcript must be attached to a Transfer Credit Request Form and the approved form filed with the Registrar's Office.