Bachelor's Degree for Professionals


The Bachelor's Degree for Professionals has set minimum requirements to ensure that the adult orientation of the program is maintained. You may apply if you:

  • Have graduated from high school or possess a G.E.D. certificate.
  • Have completed 12 transferable semester hours of college credit.
  • Have substantial work experience.
  • Are at least 25 years of age.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25.

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How to Apply

  1. Complete an application for admission and return it along with a $40 application fee to the Professionals Office.
  2. Have official transcripts from all previously attended colleges sent to the Professionals Office.
  3. Schedule an appointment with a counselor for a preliminary transcript evaluation and academic advisement.

At the time of your admission interview or shortly thereafter, you will be notified of the admission decision. If admitted, you will be sent information about registration procedures. Upon your acceptance, transfer credits from other colleges will be evaluated and the results will be mailed to you before the end of your first term.

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Provisional Admission

If you are unable to obtain an official transcript prior to the beginning of classes, you may be provisionally admitted for one term by submitting an unofficial transcript. You must also complete the admission procedures outlined above prior to registration. The official transcripts must be submitted prior to registering for a second term.

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Readmission of Former Professionals Students

If you were formerly enrolled as an Professionals student but have not attended four or more consecutive semesters, you must apply for readmission by submitting an updated application form and meeting with an admission counselor. The curriculum requirements in effect at the time of your readmission will be applicable.

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Transfer Credit

You may transfer a maximum of 70 credits from a junior or community college. Once you have completed 70 semester credits, no further credit transfers are allowed from junior or community colleges. However, upper division credits earned at a senior college are excluded from the 70-credit limitation. The final 30 units taken prior to graduation must be taken at CLU.

A maximum of 20 credits of correspondence and/or extension work may be applied toward your degree, but not toward your major.

Generally, transfer credit is not allowed for the following types of classes:

  • basic or manual skills such as typing or stenography
  • vocational or technical skills
  • personal enrichment (continuing education or certification)
  • remedial courses or duplication of previous courses.

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Course Load

Since most Professionals students are also employed, a normal course load is considered to be two courses per term (six to eight credits). The number of credits you take, however, is up to you as long as you don't exceed 10 credits per term. For financial aid and veteran's benefits, half time is considered to be four credits and full time is eight credits. The program offers a variety of courses and provides ample scheduling flexibility so that earning your degree is compatible with your lifestyle.

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Concurrent Enrollment

If you are admitted as an Professionals student and wish to enroll in courses within the traditional CLU program or in another college or university, you must obtain approval from the director of the Professionals Program and the registrar of the University prior to enrolling in the course. Normally, requests for concurrent enrollment at another institution will not be granted unless you demonstrate a compelling need to take the course at that location.

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Student Standing

  • Freshman = 0-29 units
  • Sophomore = 01-59 units
  • Junior = 60-89 units
  • Senior = 90 + unit

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