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WGU’s curriculum structure is competency-based, allowing you to apply your existing knowledge and skills to your education. Students transferring from a U.S. community college can expect a comprehensive transfer policy. WGU, in cooperation with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC), is proud to offer special benefits for OACC member college graduates and employees, including eligibility for the WGU Ohio Community College Scholarship.

Through the WGU UP partnership, WGU provides degree programs in business, education, health and human services, and information technology. All eligible WGU bachelor’s degree programs are listed on the LCCC-WGU webpage, which includes listings of transfer equivalent classes from LCCC programs.  Links to additional information for all bachelor’s and master’s degree programs can also be found on WGU’s homepage.

WGU Grants, Scholarships and Loans

WGU Ohio is pleased to report that students transferring from an Ohio community college to WGU are now eligible to apply for the following Ohio grants, scholarships, and loans in addition to Federal grants and scholarships:

  1. The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)
  2. The Ohio Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP)
  3. The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
    • Eligible individuals include full-time undergraduate students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree who are the sons or daughters of a deceased or severely disabled Ohio veteran who served in the United States armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict.

Learn more about WGU Ohio Student Eligibility for state support.  This state support is in addition to longstanding Federal Aid.

Graduates of LCCC are eligible for a 5% tuition discount off the low $3,225 per 6-month term. Graduates of LCCC are eligible to apply for exclusive scholarships for up to $2,000.  View other WGU scholarships.

WGU Transfer Pathways

Through the partnership program, you will benefit greatly from previous college education credits.  You will also benefit from WGU’s competency-based approach to education by utilizing your prior knowledge and skills throughout your program.  WGU offers clear Transfer Pathways with LCCC.  An enrollment counselor will guide you to a plan of study that best meets your needs.

Curriculum Pathways – Business, Teacher College, Health Professions & Information Technology

Admission Requirements

Application Procedures:

You are a University Partnership if any of the following apply to you:

  • 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 in the upcoming semester, third year of partner classes.  On the first day of the third-year class, you are officially a UP student.
  • For 3+1 degrees, you are a UP student if you are registered for the third year in either bridgework LCCC classes or UP partner classes. You may not be necessarily admitted with the UP partner just yet.  On the first day of the third year of UP or LCCC bridgework class, you are officially a UP student.

If you are unsure if you are in the University Partnership, please contact the UP Office to verify your status at UP@Lorainccc.edu or (440) 366-4949.

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 second 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).

Webinar and Transfer Information

WGU is offering the webinar “Transferring is Easy” twice a month.   Students can sign using the link provided in the title.

If you need immediate transfer information, use the link in the title.  The information is updated twice a year.

Primary Contact
Krista Spencer
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Western Governors University, Ohio
Cell Phone – (513) 592-1633

Secondary Contact
Molly Anders
Program Mentor
Western Governors University – Ohio

See the WGU Enrollment Planning webpage for academic timeline planning.