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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Transferring from(white box):Portland State University Transferring to(gold box):Pacific Lutheran University
Course: ART 115
Credits: 4
Course: ARTD 100TR
Title: Foundation Studio I: 2D Design
Credits: 2.67
Course: ASL 101
Credits: 4
Course: ASLS 100TR
Title: American Sign Language
Credits: 2.67
Course: ASL 102
Credits: 4
Course: ASLS 101
Title: American Sign Language
Credits: 2.67
Course: ASL 103
Credits: 4
Course: ASLS 103
Title: American Sign Language
Credits: 2.67
Course: BA 101
Credits: 4
Course: BUSA 100TR
Title: Intro to Bus & World Affairs
Credits: 2.66
Course: BA 205
Credits: 4
This course does not transfer.
Course: BI 101
Credits: 3
Course: BIOL 100TR
Title: General Biology
Credits: 2
Course: BI 202
Credits: 3
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Fund of Biol: Ecology/Converv
Credits: 2
Course: BI 203
Credits: 3
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Fund of Biol: Evolution/Divers
Credits: 2
Course: BI 207
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Biol for Allied Health I
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 208
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 205
Title: Human Anatomy/Physiol I NW
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Biol for Allied Health II:
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 209
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 206
Title: Human Anatomy/Physiol II NW
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Biol for Allied Health III:
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 211
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology I
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology I (lab)
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 212
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology II
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology II (lab)
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 225
Title: Molecules, Cells, Org NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 213
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology III
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biol III (lab)
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 226
Title: Genes, Evol, Div, Ecol, NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 214
Credits: 1
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology Lab I
Credits: 0.67
Course: BI 215
Credits: 1
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology Lab II
Credits: 0.67
Course: BI 216
Credits: 1
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology Lab III`
Credits: 0.67
Course: BI 234
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 201
Title: Intro Microbiology NW
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Elementary Microbiology
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 235
Credits: 2
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Microbiology Laboratory
Credits: 1.33
Course: BI 251
Credits: 5
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology
Credits: 3.33
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 225
Title: Molecules, Cells, Org NW
Credits: 3.33
Course: BI 252
Credits: 5
Course: BIOL 200TR
Title: Principles of Biology
Credits: 3.33
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 225
Title: Molecules, Cells, Org NW
Credits: 3.33
Course: BI 301
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 300TR
Title: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 302
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 300TR
Title: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 205
Title: Human Anatomy/Physiol I NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 303
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 300TR
Title: Human Anatomy & Physiology III
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: BIOL 206
Title: Human Anatomy/Physiol II NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: BI 341
Credits: 4
Course: BIOL 300TR
Title: Intro to Genetics
Credits: 2.67
Course: BST 221
Credits: 4
Course: ENGL 200TR
Title: Intro to African Amer Lit
Credits: 2.67
Course: CCJ 260
Credits: 4
Course: SOCI 200TR
Title: Criminal Justice & Pop Culture
Credits: 2.67
Course: CCJ 410
Credits: 4
Course: SOCI 400TR
Title: SelectTopcs: Human Trafficking
Credits: 2.67
Course: CFS 101
Credits: 2
Course: SOCW 100TR
Title: Intro Child & Family Studies
Credits: 1.33
Course: CH 104
Credits: 4
Course: CHEM 100TR
Title: Intro to Chemistry I
Credits: 2.67
Course: CH 107
Credits: 1
Course: CHEM 100TR
Title: Intro Chemistry Lab I
Credits: 0.67
Course: CH 108
Credits: 1
Course: CHEM 100TR
Title: Intro Chemistry Lab II
Credits: 0.67
Course: CH 221
Credits: 4
Course: CHEM 200TR
Title: General Chemistry
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: CHEM 200TR
Title: General Chemistry
Credits: 2.67
Course: CH 222
Credits: 4
Course: CHEM 200TR
Title: General Chemistry
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: CHEM 115
Title: General Chemistry I NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: CH 223
Credits: 4
Course: CHEM 200TR
Title: General Chemistry
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: CHEM 116
Title: General Chemistry II NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: CH 227
Credits: 1
Course: CHEM 200TR
Title: General Chemistry Lab
Credits: 0.66
Course: CH 228
Credits: 1
Course: CHEM 115TR
Title: General Chemistry I Lab
Credits: 0.66
Course: CH 229
Credits: 1
Course: CHEM 116TR
Title: General Chemistry II Lavb
Credits: 0.66
Course: CH 250
Credits: 4
Course: KINS 320
Title: Nutrition, Hlth & Performance
Credits: 2.67
Course: CH 284
Credits: 1
Course: CHEM 200TR
Title: General Chemistry Workshop I
Credits: 0.67
Course: CH 285
Credits: 1
Course: CHEM 200TR
Title: General Chemistry Workshop II
Credits: 0.67
Course: CH 334
Credits: 4
Course: CHEM 300TR
Title: Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 2.67
Course: CH 335
Credits: 4
Course: CHEM 331
Title: Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 2.67
Course: CH 336
Credits: 4
Course: CHEM 332
Title: Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 2.67
Course: CH 337
Credits: 2
Course: CHEM 300TR
Title: Organic Chemistry Lab I
Credits: 1.33
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: CHEM 333
Title: Organic Chemistry I Lab
Credits: 1.33
Course: CH 338
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 334
Title: Organic Chemistry II Lab
Credits: 2
Course: CH 339
Credits: 3
Course: CHEM 334
Title: Organic Chemistry II Lab
Credits: 2
Course: COMM 220
Credits: 4
Course: COMA 212
Title: Public Speaking
Credits: 2.67
Course: COMM 398
Credits: 2
Course: COMA 300TR
Title: Comm in Workplace
Credits: 1.33
Course: CS 161
Credits: 4
Course: CSCI 100TR
Title: Intro Programming/ Prob Solvin
Credits: 2.67
Course: CS 162
Credits: 4
Course: CSCI 144
Title: Intro to Computer Science QR
Credits: 2.66
Course: CS 163
Credits: 4
Course: CSCI 100TR
Title: Data Structures
Credits: 2.67
Course: CS 201
Credits: 4
Course: CSCI 200TR
Title: Computer Systems Programming
Credits: 2.67
Course: CS 250
Credits: 4
Course: CSCI 200TR
Title: Computer Systems Programming
Credits: 2.67
Course: CS 347
Credits: 4
Course: CSCI 300TR
Title: The Internet Age
Credits: 2.67
Course: EC 201
Credits: 4
Course: ECON 101
Title: Princ. of Microeconomics ES
Credits: 2.67
Course: EC 202
Credits: 4
Course: ECON 102
Title: Princ. of Macroeconomics ES
Credits: 2.67
Course: ENG 107
Credits: 4
Course: ENGL 100TR
Title: World Literature
Credits: 2.67
Course: ENG 108
Credits: 4
Course: ENGL 100TR
Title: World Literature
Credits: 2.67
Course: G 201
Credits: 3
Course: ESCI 200TR
Title: Dynamic Earth: Interior
Credits: 2
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: ESCI 200TR
Title: Dynamis Earth: Interior (w/ L)
Credits: 2
Course: G 204
Credits: 1
Course: ESCI 200TR
Title: Geology Lab
Credits: 0.67
Course: GEOG 230
Credits: 4
Course: ENVT 200TR
Title: Environment and Society
Credits: 2.67
Course: GER 201
Credits: 4
Course: GERM 200TR
Title: Sec Yr German Term 1
Credits: 2.67
Course: GER 202
Credits: 4
Course: GERM 201
Title: Intermediate German I C
Credits: 2.67
Course: GER 203
Credits: 4
Course: GERM 202
Title: Intermediate German II, C
Credits: 2.67
Course: HOM 103
Credits: 5
Course: SSCI 100TR
Title: The Global City (3)
Credits: 3.33
Course: HON 101
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: The Global City
Credits: 3.33
Course: HON 102
Credits: 5
Course: SSCI 100TR
Title: The Global City (2)
Credits: 3.33
Course: HST 101
Credits: 4
Course: HIST 100TR
Title: History of Western Civ
Credits: 2.67
Course: HST 102
Credits: 4
Course: HIST 107
Title: Western Civilizations SO
Credits: 2.67
Course: HST 103
Credits: 4
Course: HIST 108
Title: Western Civilizations SO
Credits: 2.67
Course: HST 201
Credits: 4
Course: HIST 251
Title: Colonial American Hist IT
Credits: 2.67
Course: HST 202
Credits: 4
Course: HIST 200TR
Title: History of the United States
Credits: 2.67
Course: HST 203
Credits: 4
Course: HIST 200TR
Title: History of the United States
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: HIST 252
Title: 19th-Century U.S. Hist ES
Credits: 2.67
Course: IT 101
Credits: 4
Course: LANG 100TR
Title: First-Year Italian 1
Credits: 2.67
Course: IT 102
Credits: 4
Course: LANG 100TR
Title: First-Year Italian 2
Credits: 2.67
Course: IT 103
Credits: 4
Course: LANG 100TR
Title: First-Year Italian 3
Credits: 2.67
Course: JPN 424
Credits: 4
Course: HUMA 400TR
Title: Cont Japn Poetry & Pop Culture
Credits: 2.67
Course: MKTG 340U
Credits: 4
Course: BUSA 300TR
Title: Adversiting
Credits: 2.67
Course: MKTG 376
Credits: 4
Course: BUSA 337
Title: Intnl Finance & Risk Mgmt
Credits: 2.67
Course: MTH 111
Credits: 4
Course: MATH 115
Title: College Algebra/Trig, QR
Credits: 2.67
Course: MTH 251
Credits: 4
Course: MATH 100TR
Title: Calculus I
Credits: 2.67
Course: MTH 252
Credits: 4
Course: MATH 200TR
Title: Calculus II
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: MATH 151
Title: Introduction to Calculus QR
Credits: 2.67
Course: MTH 253
Credits: 4
Course: MATH 200TR
Title: Calculus III
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: MATH 152
Title: Calculus II QR
Credits: 2.67
Course: MTH 254
Credits: 4
Course: MATH 200TR
Title: Calculus IV
Credits: 2.67
Course: MTH 261
Credits: 4
Course: MATH 200TR
Title: Intro to Linear Algebra
Credits: 2.67
Course: MUP 190
Credits: 1
Course: MUSI 100TR
Title: Applied Music
Credits: 0.67
Course: MUP 190V
Credits: 1
Course: MUSI 100TR
Title: Applied Music Voice
Credits: 0.67
Course: MUS 191
Credits: 2
Course: MUSI 100TR
Title: Beginning Guitar I: Non-Major
Credits: 1.33
Course: MUS 201
Credits: 4
Course: MUSI 200TR
Title: Intro to Music
Credits: 2.67
Course: MUS 361U
Credits: 4
Course: MUSI 300TR
Title: Hist Of Rock Music1950-1970
Credits: 2.67
Course: PE 105
Credits: 1
Course: FTWL 223
Title: Yoga FT
Credits: 0.67
Course: PE 125
Credits: 1
Course: FTWL 100TR
Title: Body Sculpt
Credits: 0.67
Course: PE 181
Credits: 1
Course: PHED 100TR
Title: Varsity Sports
Credits: 0.67
Course: PE 185
Credits: 1
Course: PHED 250
Title: Directed Sports PE
Credits: 0.67
Course: PE 227
Credits: 2
Course: PHED 100TR
Title: Flex Fitness
Credits: 1.33
Course: PE 281
Credits: 2
Course: PHED 200TR
Title: Viking Experience
Credits: 1.33
Course: PE 299
Credits: 2
This course does not transfer.
Course: PH 201
Credits: 4
Course: PHYS 125
Title: College Physics I NW
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: PHYS 100TR
Title: General Physics
Credits: 2.67
Course: PH 202
Credits: 4
Course: PHYS 126
Title: College Physics II NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: PH 211
Credits: 4
Course: PHYS 153
Title: General Physics I NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: PH 212
Credits: 4
Course: PHYS 154
Title: General Physics II NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: PH 214
Credits: 1
Course: PHYS 163
Title: General Physics I Laboratory
Credits: 0.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: PHYS 135
Title: College Physics I Laboratory
Credits: 0.67
Course: PH 215
Credits: 1
Course: PHYS 200TR
Title: Gen Phyics Lab
Credits: 0.67
Course: PH 221
Credits: 4
Course: PHYS 153
Title: General Physics I NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: PH 222
Credits: 4
Course: PHYS 154
Title: General Physics II NW
Credits: 2.67
Course: PHE 250
Credits: 4
Course: KINS 200TR
Title: Our Community: Our Health
Credits: 2.67
Course: PHE 322U
Credits: 4
This course does not transfer.
Course: PHE 325U
Credits: 4
Course: NURS 120
Title: Nutrition in Healthcare
Credits: 2.67
Course: PHE 335U
Credits: 4
Course: PSYC 300TR
Title: Human Sexuality
Credits: 2.67
Course: PHE 350
Credits:
This course does not transfer.
Course: PHE 455
Credits: 4
Course: NURS 400TR
Title: Film and Health
Credits: 2.67
Course: PHL 201
Credits: 4
Course: PHIL 200TR
Title: Intro to Philosophy
Credits: 2.67
Course: PHL 310
Credits: 4
Course: PHIL 300TR
Title: Environmental Ethics
Credits: 2.67
Course: PSY 200
Credits: 4
Course: PSYC 200TR
Title: Psychology as Natural Science
Credits: 2.67
Course: PSY 204
Credits: 4
Course: PSYC 101
Title: Intro to Psychology ES
Credits: 2.67
Course: PSY 311
Credits: 4
Course: PSYC 320
Title: Devel Across the Lifespan
Credits: 2.67
Course: PSY 311U
Credits: 4
Course: PSYC 320
Title: Devel Across the Lifespan
Credits: 2.67
Course: SCI 201
Credits: 4
Course: NSCI 100TR
Title: Natural Science Inquiry
Credits: 2.67
Course: SOC 200
Credits: 4
Course: SOCI 101
Title: Intro to Sociology ES
Credits: 2.67
Course: SOC 310
Credits: 4
Course: SOCI 240
Title: Social Problems ES
Credits: 2.67
Course: SPAN 301
Credits: 4
Course: HISP 300TR
Title: Third Year Spanish
Credits: 2.67
Course: SPAN 302
Credits: 4
Course: HISP 301TR
Title: Third Year Spanish
Credits: 2.67
Course: SPAN 303
Credits: 4
Course: HISP 302TR
Title: Third Year Spanish
Credits: 2.67
Course: STAT 243
Credits: 4
Course: STAT 200TR
Title: Intro Probability & Stat I
Credits: 2.67
Course: STAT 244
Credits: 4
Course: STAT 200TR
Title: Intro Probability & Stat II
Credits: 2.67
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: STAT 231
Title: Introductory Statistics QR
Credits: 2.67
Course: UNST 101C
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: Freshman Inqy: Race & Social
Credits: 3.33
Course: UNST 161C
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: Design & Society
Credits: 3.33
Course: UNST 162C
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: Design & Society
Credits: 3.33
Course: UNST 177C
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: Knowledge, Art & Power
Credits: 3.33
Course: UNST 177F
Credits: 5
Course: SSCI 100TR
Title: Race & Social Justice
Credits: 3.33
Course: UNST 177H
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: Power & Imagination
Credits: 3.33
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: SSCI 100TR
Title: Social Science
Credits: 2.67
Course: UNST 178C
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: Knowledge, Art & Power
Credits: 3.33
Course: UNST 178F
Credits: 5
Course: SSCI 100TR
Title: Race & Social Justice
Credits: 3.33
Course: UNST 178H
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: Power & Imagination
Credits: 3.33
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: NSCI 100TR
Title: Science
Credits: 2.67
Course: UNST 179C
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: Knowledge, Art & Power
Credits: 3.33
Course: UNST 179F
Credits: 5
Course: SSCI 100TR
Title: Race & Social Justice
Credits: 3.33
Course: UNST 179H
Credits: 5
Course: GENR 100TR
Title: Power & Imagination
Credits: 3.33
The course above may also transfer as this course:
Course: WRIT 100TR
Title: Freshman Writing
Credits: 2
and this course:
Course: HUMA 100TR
Title: Arts and Letters
Credits: 2.67
Course: UNST 224G
Credits: 4
Course: GENR 200TR
Title: Environmental Sustainability
Credits: 2.67
Course: UNST 254G
Credits: 4
Course: SSCI 200TR
Title: Examining Popular Culture
Credits: 2.67
Course: WR 121
Credits: 4
Course: WRIT 100TR
Title: College Writing
Credits: 2.67
Course: WR 323
Credits: 4
Course: WRIT 300TR
Title: Writing as Critical Inquiry
Credits: 2.67