Transfer Center

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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.

Contact Us

Your academic advisor can help you develop a transfer plan and register for classes.

Bass Library/Community Resource Center: LC 158

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Phone:440-366-4032 or 800- 995-5222 ext. 4032
Fax: 440- 366- 4676

Records Office
College Center Building: CC 235
Phone: 440-366-4067
Fax:     440-366-4167

More about transcripts

Student Financial Aid Contact Information

Bass Library, First Floor
(440) 366-4034
Fax:  (440) 366-4634

General Financial Aid Information

Apply for FAFSA

University Partnership and Transfer Scholarships


For additional funding options through Ohio Means Jobs, please reach out to Carrie Delany or call (440) 366-4726.

University Partnership Building: UC 104
Toll-Free: 800-995-5222 ext. 4949
Direct-dial: 440-366-4949
Fax: 440-366-4649

University Partnership Website

University Partnership
Lorain County Community College
1005 N. Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035

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 or (216) 397-4451.


Transfer Credit Ohio

Save money by starting at LCCC and transferring to an Ohio four-year college, including many options in LCCC's University Partnership

With the Ohio Department of Education's transfer programs including Ohio Transfer 36, Ohio Guaranteed Transfer pathways and Credit When it's Due, it's easier than ever to plan your transfer path. 

Get started today at Transfer Credit Ohio and learn how the Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36) can be completed at 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

If you plan to transfer from LCCC or another college to another four-year university or college, follow these steps:

LCCC Transfer Options

University Partnership

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. 

Learn more about the University Partnership. See UPcoming events with the UP. 

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.

Ashland University


BGSU Firelands

Cleveland State University

Kent State University

Ohio University

Lake Erie College

Miami University-regionals

University of Akron 

The University of Toledo

Youngstown State University

Ohio Transfer Resources

Transfer Credit Ohio

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 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.  

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.  See a complete list of LCCC’s Ohio Transfer 36 courses

Other Transfer Options

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. 

Transfer Scholarships

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. 

Transfer Resources

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.

For additional funding options through Ohio Means Jobs, please reach out to Carrie Delany or call (440) 366-4726.

Academic Support

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,

Support Services

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: 

Learn more about LCCC’s support services.

Get Started Today

If you still have questions about transferring, please review the Transfer Frequently Asked Questions page.