Current Students

Currently enrolled LACM Online students transferring into another major or program of study at LACM Online may transfer all applicable credits earned into the new major or program of study.

Credit Hour Conversion

LACM Online operates under a quarter credit hour system. When transferring credit from a college or university using a different system, the following conversions must be made:

Quarter to Semester-Hour Conversion of Credits:

  • 1 quarter credit hour = .667 semester credit hours
  • 2 quarter credit hours = 1.334 semester credit hours
  • 3 quarter credit hours = 2 semester credit hours 

  • 4 quarter credit hours = 2.668 semester credit hours

New Transfer Students

LACM Online does not directly transfer music credits from another institution except with affiliate colleges that have established articulation agreements. Students are encouraged to take proficiency placement testing. Students that prove proficiency for a course through placement testing will receive credit for the course and are able to move on to the next level of instruction.

General Transfer and Transcript Policies

LACM Online provides transfer credit services for students:

  • Domestic transcripts must originate from a nationally or regionally accredited institution, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • International transcripts must be submitted to a certified credential evaluation service.
  • Each course submitted must have a grade of “C” (70% or 2.0) or higher. Grades from previous institutions do not count towards LACM Online student GPA.
  • A transcript is considered official only if:

1).  It is sent directly from a college/university to LACM

2).  It is given to either the Office of Admissions or the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope

  • Following all transfer credit evaluations, domestic and international students will receive a transfer credit tracking sheet indicating the transferred courses. The transfer credit tracking sheet will be delivered on a timeline in the order as received.

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at LACM Online

The transferability of credits you earn at LACM Online is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or diploma you earn at LACM Online, (Associate of Arts and Diploma programs) is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the degree or diploma that you earn at LACM Online is 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 LACM Online will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending LACM Online to determine if your degree or diploma will transfer.

Continuing and Readmitted Students

Official translations and evaluations should be sent to:

Los Angeles College of Music (LACM Online)

ATTN: Office of the Registrar


370 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105

Transfer Credit Tracking Sheet

LACM Online performs all transfer credit evaluations after a student is accepted. Following the evaluation of each transcript, a student will receive a transfer credit tracking sheet, summarizing the courses and credits accepted for transfer and how those courses equate to LACM Online’s curriculum.