Welcome to the PLU Interactive Equivalency Guide. With this tool you can explore how classes from other colleges and universities transfer to PLU. Whether you’re thinking about applying to PLU or you’re a current student, this guide can help you plan for meeting General Education elements and specific major or minor requirements.

We’re frequently adding new schools and classes, so be sure to check back if what you’re looking for is not here. It doesn’t mean a particular class can’t be transferred. You can also reference our list of equivalency guides for Washington community and technical colleges not yet featured in this guide.

Are you a future student with questions about your courses and how they transfer to PLU? Find your Admission Counselor. This guide is meant as a reference to help you in your planning. If you’d like an official evaluation of transferable credit, submit a free PLU Admission Application.

Current PLU students, please contact the Registrar’s Office or your academic advisor if you have questions about transfer credit. In addition to transfer credit equivalencies, currents students can use this tool to determine PLU semester Study Away equivalencies. In the case of Study Away, the credit granted is PLU residential credit. Refer to the Study Away policies through the Wang Center for Global and Community Engaged Education for detailed information regarding credits and grading.

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Use the arrows on the menus below to narrow your search by state and institution. The list will include all classes that have been reviewed and determined to be transferable or not. To further limit your results to only include specific classes, use the check boxes left of the transfer class information. This will allow you to produce a personalized list on a new page. Click the envelope icon to email this personalized list to yourself or anyone else.

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Transferring from(white box):San Diego Mesa College Transferring to(gold box):Pacific Lutheran University
Course: ACCT 116A
Credits: 4
Course: BUSA 202
Title: Financial Accounting
Credits: 4
Course: ACCT 116B
Credits: 4
Course: BUSA 203
Title: Managerial Accounting
Credits: 4
Course: AMSL 150
Credits: 3
Course: HUMA 100TR
Title: Intro to Deaf Culture
Credits: 3
Course: ANTH 103
Credits: 3
Course: ANTH 102
Title: Human Cultural Diver ES
Credits: 3
Course: ANTH 110
Credits: 3
Course: ANTH 100TR
Title: Anthr of Magic, Witchcft & Rel
Credits: 3
Course: ARTF 100
Credits: 3
Course: ARTD 100TR
Title: Art Orientation
Credits: 3
Course: ARTF 111
Credits: 3
Course: ARTD 181
Title: Hist of Western Art II CX
Credits: 3
Course: ARTF 125
Credits: 3
Course: ARTD 100TR
Title: Art Hist: Asian Continent
Credits: 3
Course: ARTF 150A
Credits: 3
Course: ARTD 102
Title: 2D Design/Color Theory CX
Credits: 3
Course: ARTF 151
Credits: 3
Course: ARTD 202
Title: 3D Design, CX
Credits: 3
Course: ARTF 155A
Credits: 3
Course: ARTD 101
Title: Drawing 1 CX
Credits: 3
Course: ARTF 195A
Credits: 3
Course: ARTD 100TR
Title: Ceramics I
Credits: 3
Course: ARTF 195B
Credits: 3
Course: ARTD 230
Title: Ceramics 1 CX
Credits: 3
Course: ASTR 101
Credits: 3
Course: PHYS 110
Title: Astronomy NW
Credits: 3
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: PHYS 100TR
Title: Descriptive Astronomy
Credits: 3
Course: ASTR 111
Credits: 1
Course: PHYS 100TR
Title: Astronomy Lab
Credits: 1
Course: BIOL 100
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 116
Title: Introductory Ecology NS,SM
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 205
Credits: 5
Course: BIOL 201
Title: Intro Microbiology NW
Credits: 5
Course: BIOL 230
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Human Anatomy
Credits: 4
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 205
Title: Human Anatomy/Physiol I NW
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 235
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Human Physiology
Credits: 4
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 206
Title: Human Anatomy/Physiol II NW
Credits: 4
Course: BLAS 100
Credits: 3
Course: GSRS 100TR
Title: Intro to Black Studies
Credits: 3
Course: BUSE 100
Credits: 3
Course: BUSA 201
Title: Intro to Business Global Envir
Credits: 3
Course: BUSE 119
Credits: 3
This course does not transfer.
Course: BUSE 140
Credits: 3
Course: BUSA 303
Title: Business Law & Ethics
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 100
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 100TR
Title: Fundamentals of Chemistry
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 100L
Credits: 1
This course does not transfer.
Course: CHEM 103
Credits: 5
Course: CHEM 105
Title: Chemistry of Life
Credits: 5
Course: CHEM 130
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 100TR
Title: Intro Organic & Biological Che
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 152
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 100TR
Title: Intro to Gen Chem
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 152L
Credits: 1
Course: CHEM 100TR
Title: Intro to General Chemistry Lab
Credits: 1
Course: CHEM 200
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 200TR
Title: General Chemistry I - Lecture
Credits: 3
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: CHEM 115
Title: General Chemistry I NW
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 200L
Credits: 2
Course: CHEM 200TR
Title: General Chemistry I - Lab
Credits: 2
Course: CISC 181
Credits: 4
Course: CSCI 100TR
Title: Principles of Info Systems
Credits: 4
Course: COMS 103
Credits: 3
Course: COMA 212
Title: Public Speaking
Credits: 3
Course: DANC 181
Credits: 3
Course: DANC 170
Title: Intro to Dance CX
Credits: 3
Course: DRAM 105
Credits: 3
Course: THEA 100TR
Title: Intro to Dramatic Arts
Credits: 3
Course: ECON 120
Credits: 3
Course: ECON 102
Title: Princ. of Macroeconomics ES
Credits: 3
Course: ECON 121
Credits: 3
Course: ECON 101
Title: Princ. of Microeconomics ES
Credits: 3
Course: ENGL 101
Credits: 3
Course: WRIT 100TR
Title: Reading and Comprehension
Credits: 3
Course: ENGL 205
Credits: 3
Course: ENGL 200TR
Title: Critical Thinking/Intermd Comp
Credits: 3
Course: ENGL 208
Credits: 3
Course: ENGL 200TR
Title: Intro to Literature
Credits: 3
Course: EXSC 126A
Credits: 1
Course: FTWL 100TR
Title: Cardio Conditioning I
Credits: 1
Course: EXSC 136A
Credits: 1
Course: FTWL 100TR
Title: Off-Season Cndtng for Sport I
Credits: 1
Course: EXSC 136B
Credits: 0.5
Course: PHED 100TR
Title: Off-Season Condition Sports II
Credits: 1
Course: EXSC 139A
Credits: 1
Course: FTWL 177
Title: Weight Training FT
Credits: 1
Course: EXSC 141A
Credits: 1
Course: FTWL 100TR
Title: Total Body Conditioning I
Credits: 1
Course: EXSC 158B
Credits: 0.5
Course: FTWL 100TR
Title: Basketball II
Credits: 0.5
Course: EXSC 204
Credits: 3
Course: PHED 250
Title: Directed Sports PE
Credits: 3
Course: EXSC 214
Credits: 2
Course: PHED 250
Title: Directed Sports PE
Credits: 3
Course: EXSC 215
Credits: 2
Course: PHED 250
Title: Directed Sports PE
Credits: 3
Course: EXSC 231A
Credits: 2
Course: KINS 200TR
Title: Theories & Strat of BB I
Credits: 2
Course: EXSC 234A
Credits: 2
Course: KINS 200TR
Title: Theories/Strategies Soccer I
Credits: 2
Course: EXSC 234B
Credits: 2
Course: KINS 200TR
Title: Theories/Strategic Soccer II
Credits: 2
Course: EXSC 392A
Credits: 2
Course: KINS 300TR
Title: ST: Theory & Training
Credits: 2
Course: FREN 101
Credits: 5
Course: FREN 101
Title: Elementary French
Credits: 5
Course: FREN 102
Credits: 5
Course: FREN 102
Title: Elementary French
Credits: 5
Course: GEOG 101
Credits: 3
Course: NSCI 100TR
Title: Physical Geography
Credits: 3
Course: GEOL 100
Credits: 3
Course: NSCI 100TR
Title: Physical Geology
Credits: 3
Course: HEAL 101
Credits: 3
Course: KINS 100TR
Title: Health and Life-Style
Credits: 3
Course: HIST 109
Credits: 3
Course: HIST 100TR
Title: Hist of US I
Credits: 3
Course: HIST 110
Credits: 3
Course: HIST 100TR
Title: Hist of US II
Credits: 3
Course: HIST 123
Credits: 3
Course: HIST 100TR
Title: US Hist from the Asian Am Pers
Credits: 3
Course: HUMA 104
Credits: 3
Course: RELI 211
Title: Relig & Lit Hebrew Bible IT
Credits: 3
Course: HUMA 106
Credits: 3
Course: RELI 100TR
Title: World Religions
Credits: 3
Course: LIBS 101
Credits: 1
This course does not transfer.
Course: MATH 104
Credits: 3
Course: MATH 100TR
Title: Trigonometry
Credits: 3
Course: MATH 116
Credits: 3
Course: MATH 100TR
Title: College & Matrix Algebra
Credits: 3
Course: MATH 119
Credits: 3
Course: STAT 231
Title: Introductory Statistics QR
Credits: 3
Course: MATH 121
Credits: 3
Course: MATH 100TR
Title: Basic Techniques Applied Cal I
Credits: 3
Course: MATH 141
Credits: 5
Course: MATH 140
Title: Precalculus QR
Credits: 5
Course: MATH 150
Credits: 5
Course: MATH 151
Title: Introduction to Calculus QR
Credits: 5
Course: MATH 151
Credits: 4
Course: MATH 152
Title: Calculus II QR
Credits: 4
Course: MATH 245
Credits: 3
Course: MATH 245
Title: Discrete Structures
Credits: 3
Course: MUSI 103
Credits: 3
Course: MUSI 100TR
Title: History of Rock Music
Credits: 3
Course: NUTR 150
Credits: 3
Course: NURS 120
Title: Nutrition in Healthcare
Credits: 3
Course: PHIL 102B
Credits: 3
Course: PHIL 121
Title: The Examined Life VW
Credits: 3
Course: POLI 102
Credits: 3
Course: POLS 151
Title: American Government ES
Credits: 3
Course: PSYC 101
Credits: 3
Course: PSYC 101
Title: Intro to Psychology ES
Credits: 3
Course: PSYC 230
Credits: 3
Course: PSYC 320
Title: Devel Across the Lifespan
Credits: 3
Course: SOCO 101
Credits: 3
Course: SOCI 101
Title: Intro to Sociology ES
Credits: 3