Admissions

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Applicants to Pathways College requires students to have proof of high school graduation. However, other requirements may vary by type of program – Degree Programs, Non-Degree Certificate Programs, and Dual Enrollment Programs. See the criteria in the chart below for more detailed minimum requirements for admission.  For more detailed information, see the Pathways College Catalog.

Applicants to Pathways College must fill out an application on the college website at to begin the enrollment process (Click the “Learn More” link above). A College Admissions Coordinator will contact you once the required information/documentation is received. The Admissions Coordinator will contact the applicant to schedule an interview to determine other qualifications specific to the program of interest.

Minimum Requirements for Admissions for Pathways College Programs

Degree ProgramsNon Degree (Certificate) ProgramsDual Enrollment

  • Official transcripts showing completion of high school graduation or equivalent from a recognized institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher*

  • Provide a government-issued photo identification such as a valid driver’s license or passport.

  • Wonderlic SLE-Q score minimum passing score of 17 OR SAT minimum score of 925 OR ACT minimum of 17**

  • English Proficiency (This requirement may be satisfied by scoring at least 500 (paper based) or 173 (computer based) or 61 (iBT based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

  • 1-page Essay on how completing a degree with Pathways College will help you achieve your employment or personal goals and dreams

  • One letter of recommendation.

  • Signed enrollment agreement


*Applicants with a GPA below a 2.0 may be admitted if the admissions committee judges there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies.
**Applicants with an entrance exam score below the minimum may be admitted

  • Official transcripts showing completion of high school graduation or equivalent from a recognized institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher* OR

  • Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST):
    Verbal – 200
    Quantitative – 210

  • Provide a government-issued photo identification such as a valid driver’s license or passport.

  • English proficiency will be determined by this Wonderlic Basic Skills Test.

  • Signed enrollment agreement for certificate program.

  • Students who want to transfer credits into a degree program must meet those requirements upon enrollment into the degree program.



*Applicants with a GPA below a 2.0 may be admitted if the admissions committee judges there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies.
The following courses are separately approved for Dual Enrollment by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) in California, for high school students that are
either at a junior or senior level or its equivalent and have achieved the following minimum scores on the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST):

Verbal – 200
Quantitative – 210

  • ANT101 Survey of Physical Anthropology

  • GEO101 Intro to Environmental Science

  • PSY101 Principles of Psychology

  • BUS101 Introduction to Business

  • LIB111 Introduction to Urban Studies


Currently, there is no tuition fee for students wishing to participate in the Dual Enrollment (Non-Degree) programs that are offered by Pathways College. However, at the time of enrollment, the student will be assessed an administrative fee of $100.00 per course that the student participates in.

INCOMING TRANSFER CREDIT

Transfer Credit Evaluation

An official transfer credit evaluation, summarizing prior college credit will be prepared by the Chief Academic Officer for first-time Pathways College students. All transfer credit must be granted prior to the start of the course.

Allowance of Transfer Credit from Accredited Colleges and Universities

Generally, students will be granted credit for degree level courses successfully completed at an accredited two or four-year College with earned grades of "C" or better or the equivalent.

Credit is reviewed by the Chief Academic Officer and is granted in compliance with applicable national, state, Title IV, and Pathways College policies and procedures. Such credit may be applied toward fulfillment of major or general education requirements when applicable; other courses may count as elective credit toward the baccalaureate degree. This credit will be listed in summary form on the Pathways College transcript of academic record.

Currently there are no articulation agreements in place at Pathways College.

Advanced Placement Examinations and International Baccalaureate 

Pathways College grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Boards. Students who present scores of a three (3) or better will be granted from three to six semester college credits for each examination.

Transfer Credit from Overseas Institutions

Credit is granted from recognized overseas institutions. Awarding of advanced standing varies depending on the educational system of the country. Certified copies of transcripts and degrees must be submitted in English translation. Pathways College students planning to attend overseas institutions should check acceptance of credit prior to departure. Please contact the registrar for a list of translation services.

Limitations on the Transfer of Credit

Unit limitations apply to specific categories of credit which may be used to meet baccalaureate degree requirements:

  • A maximum of 30 units of any combination of correspondence, extension, and military course credit.
  • A maximum of 30 units of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or similar examination credit.
  • A total maximum of 60 credits may be transferred in.
  • Credits earned over 10 years prior to the date of application will not be accepted unless there is documented evidence that the applicant has maintained the knowledge and/or skill base of that credit. This determination will be made by the Chief Academic Officer.
  • Under no circumstances will credit be given for life experience.

Transfer Grade Policies

Pathways College utilizes the following policies in evaluating grades earned in courses accepted for transfer. The grading policies of the accredited institution where credit was earned is honored by accepting at face value all official transcript entries including those:

  • reflecting academic renewal efforts,
  • reflecting acceptance of grade point remediation for repeated courses, and regarding "incomplete" grades (e.g., IS, and IU).
  • all transfer courses graded Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit are computed at neutral value, except in those cases where the specific grading symbol is identified by the source institution as equivalent to a grade less than C in which case it will be taken at face value.
  • all transfer course grades, or symbols used to designate unsatisfactory, failing, or non-passing work at time of withdrawal such as UW, WU or WF are evaluated as failing grades (F) unless otherwise defined by the source institution.

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at our Institution

The transferability of credits you earn at Pathways College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or certificate you earn in the education program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the degree or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Pathways College to determine if your credits will transfer.