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.
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Transferring 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 is time to apply and transfer, you will 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
- Assistance with Transfer Application Essays and Scholarship Application Essays through the LCCC Writing Center
- 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
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.
Ohio Transfer Resources
The Ohio Department of Education’s Transfer Credit Ohio website provides information about Ohio’s transfer programs including tools to help you navigate your transfer options.
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.
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. See a complete list of LCCC’s Ohio Transfer 36 courses.
Other Transfer Options
- UP Express – CSU
- CSU Pre-Law and Pre-Med Transfer Pathways
- 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?
Online tools like Transferology can help give you an idea. This nation-wide network lets you explore college transfer options. Always work with an advisor at LCCC or your future destination for full academic planning.
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.
Many of our UP partners and transfer partner institutions provide students with application fee options. Be sure to connect with the UP contact or transfer partner contact at the institution you wish to transfer to and discuss any application fee options available.
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
- Transfer Credit Ohio – Numerous programs and initiatives to help students at public universities, colleges, and career-technical institutions seamlessly transfer academic credit.
- 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.
Do you need help with your writing? The LCCC Writing Center is staffed with English Success Coaches who can assist you at any stage of the writing process, from planning to drafting and revision. Schedule your appointment using Accudemia, or you can contact Tutoring via phone, (440) 366-4057, or via email, email@example.com.
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:
- Career Services
- 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.