University Partnership


Contact University Partnership

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

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

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Office Hours

Monday through Friday:   8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday:   9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (if classes are in session)

While our on-campus offices remain closed, our team is working remotely and will respond to messages promptly. 


Request Information From the University Partnership


Are you transferring or planning to attend the UP?

Let us Know Where You’re Going

Are you transferring?

We want to celebrate your good news, so share your transfer news with us so we can rejoice in your success.

Complete this form when you have decided which University Partnership program you will attend or if you have been accepted to any four-year institution (in-state or out-of-state) as a transfer student.  You can complete this form after completing a minimum of 15 credit hours.

We will invite you to our end of year virtual celebration and other events/panels/mentoring opportunities. You may also be featured as a monthly spotlight on our UP Facebook page.

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We’re Here for You

As we adjust to new ways of connecting and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, University Partnership advisors continue to be available and will make sure you are able to enroll in our UP bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Advisors are available by phone and many programs offer virtual advising meetings. To schedule an appointment with your University Partnership advisor, please visit the program page for your bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Each program page includes advisor contact information and meeting options.  



Experience Ohio’s Best Value in Higher Education

Whether you are just starting college or would like to begin a new career, Lorain County Community College and its University Partnership are the best value in higher education.

Lorain County Community College partners with 14 colleges and universities delivering more than 100 bachelor’s and master’s degrees – saving an average of $74,000.

Through the University Partnership, you get a quality education that, when combined with your LCCC coursework, is the best value in higher education. On-campus university partners provide the faculty and curriculum for all University Partnership courses.


2+2 and 3+1 Programs

Many University Partnership programs let you take up to three years of course work at LCCC and then finish upper-level courses through the partner institution. These programs are called 3+1 programs. Other programs require you to follow more traditional route, completing the first two years at LCCC and then moving on to the partner courses. These are called 2+2 programs. Our LCCC academic advisors and transfer coordinator are here to help you choose  the program type that best fits your academic goals.


University Partnership Programs and Degrees


Will your classes 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. 


Our Partner Universities

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How to Get Started

Admission, registration, financial aid and payment for courses/programs offered at Lorain County Community College through the University Partnership differ with each institution. Students interested in a specific program should schedule an appointment to meet with the advisor for the program.

Check the UPComing Events list for the schedule of Information Sessions regarding new and current programs.



To enroll in a University Partnership program, you will need to apply for admission to the main campus of the partner university. The ideal approach for admission to a bachelor’s degree program is to complete the first two years of college courses (or an associate degree) from Lorain County Community College. Successful completion of the correct courses greatly simplifies admission to an undergraduate program. The University Partnership recommends that you meet with an advisor from the partner institution you wish to attend during your first two years at LCCC. LCCC Academic advisors will assist you in transferring your coursework to the partner institution. Once your application has been accepted, you will become a University Partnership student as well as a student of that university.


Financial Aid

All financial aid and payment for classes is processed through the partner university’s main campus. You may be eligible for financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants or loans. The Lorain County Community College Foundation, through the generous support of private donations, has made scholarship dollars available to University Partnership students. For more information on the University Partnership Empowerment Award, the University Partnership Scholarship Program, or various scholarships offered by partner universities, please contact the University Partnership Office or the Scholarship and Incentive Awards page

Students are urged to complete the proper paperwork and apply for financial aid completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form) well in advance to starting classes. Contact the university that you plan to attend if you need assistance with your financial aid application. If you plan to take Lorain County Community College and partner university courses you will need to complete a consortium agreement. Check with your partner university for your consortium agreement.


Registering for Classes

Partner universities offer on-line registration, please contact your University Partnership advisor if you have questions.


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees will be assessed by the institutions in which students are enrolled, not by Lorain County Community College.  Current Tuition rates are listed on this web site, but students should contact the university for current tuition and fees. Complete information about payment and refund policies is available from the partnership representatives.


Frequently Asked Questions

View answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions.