General Education Transfer Credit Policy

The LACM Bachelor’s degree requires general education coursework. As advice, anything taken within the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will be accepted as transfer credit for Domestic students only. From the IGETC, LACM will accept up to 95% of the general education credits required. All general education courses will be compared by description, course length, and credit value. If the comparisons of general education courses do not match at least by 80%, the course cannot be accepted as transfer credit. In addition. AP high-school credit courses are invalid if the AP exam was not taken or passed with a score of 3 or higher. CLEP (College Level Examination Program) and DSST (Dantes Subject Standardized Tests) exams are acceptable for credit.

Area 1: English Language Communication & Critical Thinking
Area 2: Mathematical Concepts & Quantitative Reasoning
Area 3: Arts & Humanities
Area 4: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Area 5: Physical & Biological Sciences
Area 6: United States History, Constitution, & American Ideals
Area 7: Continual Coursework & Life-Long Learning

LACM does not accept transfer course credit for grades: C- | D | F | I | W | P | IP

1. Prior to submitting a GE Transfer Request Form, the student must be accepted into a LACM Bachelor’s degree program
2. In addition to being accepted, the student must ensure LACM has all official transcripts from all previous college coursework
3. Submit a GE Transfer Request Form
4. Once the GE Transfer Request has been reviewed, the student will receive a GE Transfer Credit Evaluation indicating what courses have been accepted for transfer

The LACM Transfer Credit Committee evaluates all GE Transfer Credit requests during Week 5 of every LACM academic quarter. All students seeking to transfer credits must submit all necessary documentation by the end of Week 4 (Please refer to GE Transfer Credit Process). Results of the GE Transfer Credit are given to the student within 4-6 weeks after the evaluation.

Summer 2016 – GE Transfer Credit Deadline
May 6th, 2016

Fall 2016 – GE Transfer Credit Deadline
July 29th, 2016

Winter 2017 – GE Transfer Credit Deadline
October 28th, 2016

Transcripts from domestic institutions require evaluation during the application process. Students should send or have the institution send official transcripts reflecting all completed coursework to LACM. All transcripts should be delivered to the Office of Admissions (prospective students) or to the Office of Academic Advising (Continuing and Re-Admitted students).

Transcripts from all international institutions other than the United States must have their official transcripts evaluated from a NACES-approved Member Service evaluation agency. For a full list of NACES Members, please check the NACES website

The transcript evaluation must include:

  1. A detailed report (course-by-course evaluation)
  2. A U.S. degree equivalency
  3. A U.S. Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalency

The transferability of credit and the acceptance of a degree or diploma earned at Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) are at the complete discretion of the institution where a student may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree, or diploma earned at LACM are not accepted, students may be required to repeat some or all coursework at the new institution. For this reason, students should make certain attendance at LACM will meet their specific and individual educational goals. This may include contacting an institution where a student wants to attend after LACM, to determine if the credits, degree or diploma earned will transfer.