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Bachelor of Science Applied Science Long-Term Care Administration (2 + 2)

As of Fall 2022, this UP partnership program will no longer be admitting new students. Current UP students should contact ? to discuss degree completion. Students interested in this field of study may consider the YSU Masters of Health and Human Services (MHHS), which will include this area of study in Fall 2023, under the Administration track. LCCC students interested in this YSU program, can contact Dr. Daniel Van Dussen to discuss this graduate degree opportunity. 

As health care needs continue to rise, especially those for the growing elderly population, so does the need for long-term care administrators. Long-term care administrators manage the daily activities of such residential facilities as nursing homes and retirement communities. Mature, responsible students with strong leadership skills and a desire to work with the elderly would be well-suited for the long-term care administration program at Youngstown State University.

Youngstown State University Website – Long Term Care Administration



Parallel LCCC Program

Associate of Arts


AA Curriculum Pathway – Long Term Care Administration

Admission Requirements

  1. The admission application can be submitted as early as when a student starts their last term/semester at Lorain.  For example, if you plan to apply to start at YSU for the fall semester, please apply no earlier than the beginning of the spring semester before that fall start.
  2. Credit from any regionally accredited college or university will be accepted and applied to either general education, major coursework, or elective credits.
  3. Credits from a non-regionally accredited institution may be accepted case-by-case and must be reviewed through the same process as those from a regionally accredited institution.  All credits considered must be a minimum of 1 credit and cannot be developmental.  Additional information can be found online here.
  4. Be in good standing at the previously attended school with a minimum 2.0 GPA.  Students recently dismissed, suspended, or expelled must sit out one semester before being considered at YSU, excluding summer.
  5. Students must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average from all colleges and universities.  Any student below a GPA of 2.0 may be considered for conditional admission, but that is determined on a case-by-case basis, and a personal statement may be required to be submitted.
  6. A high school diploma would be required unless the associate degree is earned before a student starts at YSU.

Application Procedures

To apply to the Partnership, follow the steps below:

  1. Review the application deadlines.
  2. Complete an online application.
    • Note:  When selecting your degree, make sure the campus linked to the degree is LCCC/or Lorain.
  3. Submit the $45 nonrefundable application fee.  If you are Pell eligible and need assistance with the application fee, apply for the NACAC Transfer Application Fee Waiver. The form is downloadable within the link.
  4.  Request all colleges and universities you have attended to send official transcripts directly to YSU.
  5. Once your materials are in, check your email for an admission decision.
  6. Schedule an advising appointment with your assigned YSU advisor to get registered for classes. 
  7. Admitted transfer students are “highly encouraged” to complete the Transfer Student Orientation.  Students can sign up for the online Transfer Student Orientation by logging into the Penguin Portal.  Once a student logs into the Penguin Portal, they will see the Orientation heading that they can click to either sign up for the “in person” or the completely online version.

Submit all college-level transcripts to:
Youngstown State University
Attn:  Office of Admissions
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555


How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?  

How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?

  • You are following the UP Curriculum Pathway from the associate to the bachelor’s degree.
    • For 2:2 degrees, you have been admitted to the partner institution and have registered for your first classes the upcoming semester, 3rd year of partner classes.  The first day of the 3rd year class, you are officially a UP student.
    • For 3:1 degrees, you are a UP student if you are registered for the 3rd year in either bridgework LCCC classes or UP partner classes. You may not be necessarily admitted with the UP partner just yet.  The first day of the 3rd year of UP or LCCC bridgework class, you are officially a UP student.
  • UP Office will use the email address your partner institution shares with us, which is once a semester, to email out a reminder to you about the UP program supports and services.
  • If you are unsure if you are in the UP, you are welcome to email or call the UP Office to verify your status.

How do I show proof I am a UP student to receive benefits and supports offered at LCCC

  • Go to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the LCCC Bass Library  (440) 366-4026.
  • Show your class registration for UP classes with the partner institution or LCCC bridgework classes.
  • Bass Library staff will place a color coded sticker on the back of your LCCC or partner institution ID card.  If you have no LCCC or UP ID card, a UP ID card will be issued to you.
  • You will need to get a new sticker (date specific) each semester that you are registered for UP partner classes.
  • An ID card is not required but would be needed if you are seeking benefits and supports at LCCC while in the partnership.
  • Supports and services are for Elyria Campus and the Learning Centers (Community Learning  Center at Lorain High School, Lorain Learning Center at City Center, LCCC Wellington Center, and University Partnership Ridge Campus).


For More Information

Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen, Faculty Advisor
Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology

See the Youngstown State University Academic Calendar for important academic dates and deadlines.