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

Program Planning and Course Enrollment

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

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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

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

Ohio Transfer 36 - Your Route to Academic Success

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



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Transfer 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’s time to apply and transfer, you’ll 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
  • 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 fairs and events
  • Tours of LCCC and four-year institutions 
  • Access to computer labs
  • Transcript requests through the Transcript Center


Transfer Planning Checklist

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.


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.  


Other Transfer Options


Will Your Course(s) Transfer?

Transferology is a web-based program that allows you to keep track of and check on how your LCCC courses will transfer to other Ohio colleges and universities.


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


Transfer 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. 


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
  • 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


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. 



1.  Complete the Application Process

Consider your major

As part of the application process, you will be asked to select your major. If you are unsure, our Career Services team offers help deciding which career or major is the best fit for you.

Learn more about choosing a major. 

Apply to LCCC

Complete the LCCC Application if you have never applied or have never completed an LCCC credit course.

Apply to LCCC

Submit transcripts and ACT/SAT scores

Have an official copy of your high school or GED transcript sent to the LCCC records office. Request your GED transcripts.  If you previously attended any other college or university, transcripts must be requested from each institution.

Learn more about submitting transcripts and scores.  

Take the placement assessment

The placement assessment will help your advisor place you in classes that are appropriate for you.

Learn more about the Placement Assessment. 

2.  Complete the New Student Orientation

Attend New Student Orientation

The new student orientation gives you all of the information you need to get started at LCCC. It is recommended that all new students take the orientation on-campus with a trained instructor.

Learn more about the New Student Orientation. 

Complete the Welcome Survey

Students are required to complete our Welcome Survey as part of the new student process. The Welcome Survey helps LCCC to identify resources, services and opportunities that align with your goals. The survey can be accessed through your MyCampus account.

3.  Apply for financial aid

We strongly encourage ALL students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even if you don’t think that you will be eligible. Many non-federal awards require the FAFSA.

Learn more about financial aid. 

4.  Schedule classes with an advisor

All new students must meet with an advisor or counselor to schedule the first semester’s classes.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor.

5.  Set up Accounts and Prepare for Classes

Explore additional resources to make sure your LCCC experience is a success.

Set Up Your LCCC Accounts

MyCampus is the online tool for LCCC students to registration for classes, access grades and much more.
Learn more about MyCampus. 

All official LCCC communications will be sent to you using your LCCC student email account. As part of your MyCampus setup process, you will be asked to activate your LCCC email account.
Learn more about your email account. 

Canvas is the online Learning Management System used in most classes, especially online and blended classes.
Learn more about canvas. 

Get Ready for Your LCCC Classes

A campus tour will help you become familiar with LCCC's campus. This is also a great opportunity to locate all of your classes before the first day of school.
Schedule a campus tour.

You will need a Student ID for many campus activities. Take a copy of your class schedule to the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the Bass Library. Your first Student ID is free.
Get your student ID card. 

Your textbooks and supplies can be purchased in Commodore Books & More in LCCC's College Center.
Learn more about the bookstore. 

Connect with Support Services

The Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) can help you access food, counseling, financial, and other resources and support so you can spend less time worrying and more time focusing on your future.

If you have a disability and require assistance or accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services.

Learn more about accessibility services. 

Need help with challenges outside the classroom? Support services are available to help you deal with important issues and to provide greater opportunity for your academic success.

Learn more about support services. 

Health Care and Education Admission Requirements 
Many of our programs in the Health and Wellness and the Education Pathways have special admission requirements in addition to LCCC’s traditional application process. Please refer to your Program and Career Pathway program page for additional admission requirements.