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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Programming Option (3 + 1)

Many Ohio and nationwide companies provide career opportunities for highly trained professionals in software development. These positions are often filled by graduates of The University of Akron’s bachelor of science in computer information systems programming option. Companies want and need technically qualified people to help them compete at the highest possible levels of quality and productivity in today’s extremely competitive world marketplace.

University of Akron Website – Computer Information Systems, Programming Option


Parallel LCCC Program


AAB, CIS-Software Development to BS in CIS, Programming Curriculum Pathway


Admission Requirements

  • Application can be initiated during the semester in which 60 semester hours will be earned
  • Students should have completed or have in progress their required Bridgework courses based on the major they are selecting
  • Be in good standing at the previously attended school with a 2.0 GPA
  • Students interested in the UA Williams Honors College should review the transfer student consideration for admission information.


Application Procedures

To apply to the Akron partnership, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete an online University of Akron undergraduate application.
  2. Apply as a Transfer Student and select the partnership major that ends with “Lorain CCC.”
  3. Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. If you are Pell-eligible and need assistance with the fee, please apply for the NACAC Transfer Application fee waiver.  The form is downloadable through the link.
  4. Request all colleges and universities to send an official transcript directly to the University of Akron Admissions.
  5. Once your materials are in, check your email for an admission decision.
  6. You will schedule an advising appointment with your assigned Akron academic advisor.
  7. Not required. However, the Transfer New Student Orientation link is available for resources and support services.

Submit all college-level transcripts to:
The University of Akron
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
277 E. Buchtel Ave
Akron, OH 44325

Registration and Scheduling Information

  • Registration in University of Akron courses is limited to those accepted into the partnership programs.  You will work with your assigned adviser to complete registration in the course offerings each semester using your My Akron
  • Some courses may only be offered once per year. Please work with your UA adviser to determine the class selection
  • We would encourage you to work with an LCCC Adviser to receive assistance in the registration of any LCCC courses you continue to take in the program, i.e., General Education Courses

Tuition/Fee information:

  • Students taking courses thru both UA and LCCC will need to complete an AdHoc Consortium agreement and a transient permission form. Your adviser will assist you in this process each semester
  • All fees are subject to change. Please contact our Office of Student Financial Aid or Student Accounts
  • Review UA’s scholarship information for any eligible scholarships, including UA’s transfer scholarships and College-specific scholarships
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

Courses in this program are offered in a sequence that students must follow. New students are welcome to enroll at any time. The University of Akron contacts are:

Prospective Students 
Olivia Rado
(330) 972-6624
Appointment Scheduling – be sure to indicate a “meeting with Olivia Rado” and “University Partnership” or “UP prospective student” in the comments box

Spring 2023 Visit Days at LCCC

  • Tuesday, February 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sign-up here for an in-person appointment at the LCCC University Center (UC) in Room 116 during one of the Visit Days.

For Admitted Students
Ms. Sarah Hoge 

See the University of Akron Academic Calendar for important academic dates and deadlines.  

The University of Akron Discovering Diversity Day

Join one of our UP partners, The University of Akron (UA), as they host Discovering Diversity Day on Friday, February 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the UA campus. Discovering Diversity Day is for underrepresented students interested in learning more about UA and their multicultural excellence and support. Students will have the opportunity to hear from the UA transfer center, go on a campus tour, learn about financial aid and scholarships, and more! Registration for this event is open and will stay open until midnight the day before the event. Visit the website to learn more and register.