Transfer Information

Registrar’s Office 

Contact the Registrar

Bass Library, First Floor
LC 157G

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:   8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday:   8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Visit the LCCC Transfer Center


Thursday, October 18-22, 2021
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lorain County Community College
College Center Commons 

Learn more about Transfer Week. 


Transferring from LCCC

If your goal is to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree, LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree. 

To enroll as an LCCC student, please review the New Student Enrollment Process.


Preparing to Transfer

If you intend to earn LCCC credits to transfer to another college or university, be sure to plan ahead:

  • Identify the institution where you intend to transfer to earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree. 
  • Meet with an LCCC advisor to discuss your education and career plan.
  • Meet with an advisor from the college or university to which you plan to transfer to ensure your LCCC courses will meet the requirements of a degree program at the receiving institution. University Partnership advisor information is available on the UP website.  Be sure to send them a copy of your LCCC transcript.

Many of the courses in the applied degree programs transfer easily to Ohio public colleges and universities, so this is a simple and cost-effective option. If you complete two years at LCCC, you’ll typically earn an associate of arts or associate of science degree from LCCC before transferring.

You will also want to review the State of Ohio Transfer Module  with an academic advisor to maximize the benefit of this block transfer of credit mechanism.


LCCC Transfer Programs

University Partnership

UP Express – CSU

Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways

Articulation Agreements

Transfer Scholarships

Ohio Transfer Initiatives 


Other Transfer Options


Students Transferring to LCCC

Any qualified students who have attended other colleges or universities can transfer to and earn a degree or certificate from LCCC. This might include:

  • Students from other colleges and universities transferring to LCCC.
  • Students enrolled at another college or university who plan to take courses at LCCC that transfer back to their home institution (incoming visiting/transient students).
  • Students from other colleges and universities transferring to the LCCC University Partnership.

To transfer to LCCC, please review the New Student Enrollment Process.

After you have applied and submitted your transcripts for review, you will receive a Notification of Credit Accepted email to your LCCC email account from the Registrar’s Office when the evaluation is completed. The evaluation becomes part of your permanent student achievement file. If you are unable to obtain official transcripts from one or more college or university, please contact the Registrar’s office at 440-366-4074 or email for more information.

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.


Transfer Guarantee

The state of Ohio has established law and policies which guarantee transfer students the following:

  • All college-level courses satisfactorily completed at one Ohio public higher education institution will be accepted at all others;
  • All equivalent courses transferred will apply to a student’s degree objective in the same manner as the equivalent course at the receiving institution;
  • That a sub-set of a public higher education institution’s general education requirements, called a Transfer Module, will transfer as a block (36-40 semester hours) in lieu of the receiving institution’s Transfer Module (LCCC Transfer Module);
  • That transfer students will be treated equitably with students who started at any of the public higher education institutions;
  • That appeal procedures will be provided at the institutional level and the state level to adjudicate any problems relating to the implementation of the law and policies (see Appeal Procedure).

Lorain County Community College strongly supports all Ohio’s Articulation and Transfer State Initiatives and shares a philosophy of fostering student success. Students transferring in from quarter system schools are welcome, and LCCC will work diligently to ensure a smooth transition to fulfill its commitment of its transfer guarantee for Ohioans.


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. With Transferology, you are able to:

  • Establish an account (free of charge)
  • Store information on completed courses
  • Obtain information on how Lorain County Community College courses transfer to other Ohio colleges and universities
  • Request transfer guides that will provide information on
    1. How courses transfer
    2. How courses apply to intended major after transferring
    3. What courses are still needed to complete a degree after transferring
  • Obtain information on how courses from other Ohio colleges and universities transfer to Lorain County Community College


Transfer 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.