Transfer to LCCC /​ Transfer from LCCC

Planning to transfer to another college or university?

Lorain County Community College is accredited by the  Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting authority for Ohio. This accreditation assures acceptance of transfer-eligible credits earned at the College by senior colleges and universities in Ohio.

LCCC credits for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution will be accepted by the receiving institution under the Ohio Department of Higher Education Articulation and Transfer Policy. This policy guarantees the transfer of all college-level courses and a block of courses called Ohio Transfer 36 (formerly known as the Ohio Transfer Module). The LCCC Ohio Transfer 36 transfers to any public college or university in Ohio.

Transferology is designed to provide students with accurate information about how courses transfer and how they will apply toward the completion of a college degree.

See the Transfer Center at Lorain County Community College for more information.  

Transfer of Credit to LCCC

More and more students are discovering the transfer path to LCCC. The College accepts students from other institutions. In addition, it is possible to transfer from LCCC to any University Partnership institution or other four-year colleges or universities.

Any qualified students who have attended other colleges or universities are welcome to attend. An official evaluation of transfer credit will not be completed until the student has accomplished the following: 

  1. Request all official transcripts from the appropriate official of each separate institution of higher education attended. This includes:
    • In-state college transcripts. 
    • Out-of-state college transcripts. 
    • International transcripts. 
    • Military transcripts (DD-214, Joint Services Transcript, NOBE). 
    • Advanced Placement transcripts.
    • CLEP transcripts. 
    • Non-traditional college credit - including career/technical training and certification programs attended post-high school
  2. Complete all LCCC admission procedures prior to requesting evaluation of college-level and/or military transcripts.
  3. Complete and submit the Transcript Evaluation Request form to the LCCC Registrar's office. Each Transcript Evaluation Request is valid for three months from the date of receipt. If transcripts are not received within the three-month time limit, future registration may be restricted until all documents are received.

A student enrolling prior to the receipt of all official post-secondary transcript(s) is limited to six semester hours and subsequent enrollment will require receipt and evaluation of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities/institution. Students will receive Notification of Credit Accepted communication from the Registrar's office when the evaluation is completed. The evaluation becomes part of the student’s permanent student achievement file.

Only credits and hours are transferable; transfer grade point averages/grades do not replace LCCC grades on the official LCCC transcript. Transfer credit is granted for college-level and some technical courses earned at regionally accredited institutions of higher education on a course-by-course basis. Credit received on a satisfactory/ unsatisfactory or credit/no-credit basis will be evaluated using the same process as graded courses. LCCC translates satisfactory or credit as the equivalent of the student having passed the class.

A transfer student who is under academic probation at another college or university may be admitted as a probationary student. A student’s record is subject to review by the Committee on Admissions and Scholastic Standing.

For more information, visit the Lorain County Community College website.

Transfer of Credit from LCCC

Credit earned at LCCC is transferable to the four-year institution of the student's choice so long as the student has met the requirements of the receiving institution.

While the State of Ohio guarantees that equivalent courses transfer and will apply toward degree objectives in the same manner they would if the course had been taken at the receiving institution, it is still a good idea for the student to contact the institution they want to transfer to early to identify any individual institution transfer policies or procedures. Students should also use Transferology and seek the expertise of an academic advisor to ensure they are proceeding efficiently toward transfer goals. 

Students should review the State of Ohio Transfer 36 (in the LCCC Catalog) with an academic advisor to maximize the benefit of this block transfer of credit mechanism.

What you should do to prepare to transfer

To facilitate transfer with maximum applicability of transfer credit, students should:

  • Meet with an LCCC advisor during the first semester.
  • Seek more information from both advisors at LCCC and the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.
  • Identify the institution and major where the student will transfer early in  collegiate studies.
  • Plan a course of study that will meet the requirements of a degree program at the receiving institution.
  • Determine if there are language or any special course requirements that can be met during the first or second year.

Be sure to:

  • Check with the college or university the student will attend after LCCC for transfer applications, catalogs and scholarship information for students wishing to transfer to other colleges and universities.
  • Check to see if other Ohio colleges and universities will accept LCCC course credits with transferology.