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Transfer Agreement West Valley College

Transfer students must successfully complete 90 quarter (60 semester)* transferable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, to be considered for admission to Palo Alto University's (PAU) undergraduate programs. Only courses with a grade of C or better will be accepted. Admission into any of PAU’s undergraduate programs also requires the completion of a General Psychology course, or comparable introductory level psychology course.

Admissions into the undergraduate programs requires the completion of either the California State University General Education/Breadth (CSU GE Breadth), the University of California/IGETC or the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) with grades of C or better in each course.

**For information regarding IGETC and ADT requirements please contact an admissions counselor using the contact information below.


General Education Requirements


English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

  • Minimum of 9 semester units (12 quarter units)


Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

  • Minimum of 9 semester units (12 quarter units)
  • Includes one course from each: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning, Physical Science, and Life Science


Arts and Humanities

  • Minimum of 9 semester units (12 quarter units)
  • Select at least one course in each: Arts and Humanities


Social Sciences

  • Minimum of 9 semester units (12 quarter units)
  • With courses in at least two disciplines, including General Psychology


Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

  • Minimum of 3 units (4-5 quarter units)
    • Palo Alto University will accept a maximum of 6 courses in Physical Education for transfer.
    • Most occupational/vocational coursework is not eligible for transfer.


More Information

PAU Undergraduate Admissions: 650-417-2051 or admissions@paloaltou.edu

Verifiability of transfer credit: www.assist.org

West Valley College: www.westvalley.edu


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