Beginning your college coursework at a community college can save you thousands of dollars. Starting at LCCC makes sense because you can take general education courses here, at a fraction of the cost, and easily transfer to another college or university. And you’ll be supported by our Transfer Center as you navigate the transfer process and prepare to transfer out to another college or university.
If you’re a student transferring to LCCC from another college or university, learn more about transferring to LCCC.
Your academic advisor can help you develop a transfer plan and register for classes.
Bass Library/Community Resource Center: LC 158
Phone:440-366-4032 or 800- 995-5222 ext. 4032
Fax: 440- 366- 4676
College Center Building: CC 235
Student Financial Aid Contact Information
Bass Library, First Floor
Fax: (440) 366-4634
Questions for LCCC’s Transfer Coordinator
Have questions or need help with transferring to a four-year institution or about one of the degrees through the University Partnership, complete the “Request More Information” link and let us know how we can assist. Start your journey now!
Transferring to John Carroll University in a STEM program?
Fall 2023 JCU is recruiting a cohort of junior transfer students to participate in the NSf-funded S-STEM program. This program provides up to two years of scholarship support ($4,000 - 7,400 per academic year), as well as mentoring, professional development, leadership training, and research opportunities for students majoring in a STEM discipline such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics and Physics
This scholarship support is in addition to any other university scholarships the student is awarded. To be eligible students must show high potential to succeed in STEM (overall community college GPA >3.0), demonstrated financial need, and approximately 60 credits to transfer.
For more information, contact Rebecca E. Drenovsky
at email@example.com or (216) 397-4451.
Meet your transfer counselor
Start planning your pathway to transfer and meet with representatives from four-year institutions. All students that are interested in transferring to a four-year school should attend this transfer day event. Tables set up with over 40 public and private institutions and will be here to answer your transfer questions. Stop by to speak with a transfer admissions representative to receive valuable information about the transfer process, refine your transfer plans, connect and explore educational options.
- Monday, October 10, 2022
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- LCCC College Center Commons, 1st Floor, Main Street
Ohio Transfer 36
Your Route to Academic Success
Save money by starting at LCCC and transferring to an Ohio four-year college, including many options in LCCC's University Partnership. With Ohio Transfer 36, your general education classes are guaranteed to transfer.
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Transfer to most four-year institutions requires students to be transfer-ready before applying for admission. Our transfer team can help you establish transfer goals and navigate transfer timelines so when it’s time to apply and transfer, you’ll be ready. We will also help you connect with instructors who can help you with future academics, internships and career goals.
The Transfer Center has a wealth of resources including:
- Application assistance
- Transfer pathways and partnerships exploration
- Information about schools, programs and scholarships
- Connections to staff and faculty at four-year schools
- General transfer planning assistance
- Transfer Prep Guide
- Transfer fairs and events
- Tours of LCCC and four-year institutions
- Access to computer labs
- Transcript requests through the Transcript Center
If you plan to transfer from LCCC or another college to another four-year university or college, follow these steps:
- Meet with your academic advisor
- Complete either the transfer worksheet or the UP transfer worksheet
- Make sure all bills and fines are paid and there is no hold on your account
- Complete a petition to graduate with your associate degree from LCCC.
- Complete an application to your chosen college or university. See the list of LCCC partner universities
- Send transcripts to your chosen college or university from any and all universities and colleges that you have attended.
- Confirm with admissions if a high school transcript is also needed.
- Complete the FASFA. You may list up to 10 institutions
- Complete additional paperwork such as an Ad Hoc Consortium agreement .
- If applicable, submit IEP information with the transfer partner institution at least 2 months before you start.
- Confirm with admissions if any additional paperwork is required, for example, a FERPA release.
LCCC Transfer Options
Lorain County Community College and the University Partnership offer bachelors and master’s degrees on LCCC’s campus to help you save money and complete your degree close to home.
As a University Partnership student, you may be eligible for emergency aid from your partner university. Visit the links below to explore emergency aid opportunities provided by our partners.
Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways
Ohio has established statewide guaranteed transfer pathways based upon two-year to four-year degree programs. With these new pathways, students can complete the first two years at LCCC and transfer to a public university to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Other Transfer Options
- UP Express – CSU
- Articulation Agreements
- CollegeNavigator – free consumer information tool designed to help students find colleges that offer the degree(s) you are most interested in
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Ohio Transfer Initiatives
- Outgoing transient enrollment
- Outgoing cross registration
Will Your Course(s) Transfer?
Transferology is a web-based program that allows you to keep track of and check on how your LCCC courses will transfer to other Ohio colleges and universities.
As a transfer or University Partnership student at LCCC, you may qualify for university scholarships when you transfer by applying for our UP and transfer scholarships opportunities. As an LCCC student preparing to transfer, you also have access to dozens of scholarship opportunities.
If you need help writing your scholarship application essay, visit our Scholarship Essay Help Page.
Transfer Application Fee Waiver
The NACAC Application Fee Waiver may cover your university application fee if you are Pell-eligible or meet financial criteria. If you are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant you may use the NACAC Request for Transfer Admission Application Fee Waiver Form when applying to colleges.
If you are not eligible for a Pell Grant, but your annual family income falls within the the form’s alternate income eligibility guidelines, you may self-certify your eligibility.
These resources help you understand admissions program and transfer student admission requirements, and offer access to college and graduate test prep materials and resources that can help you with college selection.
- College Source – view college catalogs, institutional profiles and related resources for colleges and universities nationwide
- CollegeNet – program and institution search for colleges and universities nationwide
- Ohio Higher Education Credit Transfer – take advantage of easy and flexible transfer options within the Ohio’s 14 universities, 24 regional campuses and 23 community colleges. Students from high school graduates to returning adults, can establish a clear pathway for gaining the skills and knowledge necessary for productive and satisfying future.
- Princeton Review – test prep resources, admissions counseling, and nationwide program and institution search
- CCSmart – Transfer resources and information for community college students.
As a college student, you face challenges outside of the classroom, and these challenges can sometimes make academic success difficult. We offer many support services to help you deal with important issues and to provide greater opportunity for your academic success. LCCC’s Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) can connect you with help and resources to help you stay on track. Support services include:
- Commodore Cupboard (food insecurity)
- Commodore Career Closet (clothing for work or interviews)
- Children’s Learning Center (childcare)
- Personal Counseling
- Emergency Aid for LCCC Students
- Emergency Aid for University Partnership Students
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If you still have questions about transferring, please review the Transfer Frequently Asked Questions page.