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.
Your academic advisor can help you develop a transfer plan and register for classes.
Bass Library/Community Resource Center: LC 158
Phone:440-366-4032 or 800- 995-5222 ext. 4032
Fax: 440- 366- 4676
College Center Building: CC 235
Student Financial Aid Contact Information
Bass Library, First Floor
Fax: (440) 366-4634
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.
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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
If you plan to transfer from LCCC or another college to another four-year university or college, follow these steps:
- Meet with your academic advisor
- Complete either the transfer worksheet or the UP transfer worksheet
- Make sure all bills and fines are paid and there is no hold on your account
- Complete a petition to graduate with your associate degree from LCCC.
- Complete an application to your chosen college or university. See the list of LCCC partner universities
- Send transcripts to your chosen college or university from any and all universities and colleges that you have attended.
- Confirm with admissions if a high school transcript is also needed.
- Complete the FASFA. You may list up to 10 institutions
- Complete additional paperwork such as an Ad Hoc Consortium agreement .
- If applicable, submit IEP information with the transfer partner institution at least 2 months before you start.
- Confirm with admissions if any additional paperwork is required, for example, a FERPA release.
LCCC Transfer Options
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.
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
- UP Express – CSU
- Articulation Agreements
- Ohio Transfer Initiatives
- Outgoing transient enrollment
- Outgoing cross registration
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.
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.
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
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:
- Commodore Cupboard (food insecurity)
- Commodore Career Closet (clothing for work or interviews)
- Commodore Kids (childcare)
- Emergency Aid
- Personal Counseling
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If you still have questions about transferring, please review the Transfer Frequently Asked Questions page.
1. Complete the Application Process
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.
Complete the LCCC Application if you have never applied or have never completed an LCCC credit course.
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.
The placement assessment will help your advisor place you in classes that are appropriate for you.
2. Complete the 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.
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.
4. Schedule classes with an advisor
All new students must meet with an advisor or counselor to schedule the first semester’s classes.
5. Set up Accounts and Prepare for Classes
Explore additional resources to make sure your LCCC experience is a success.
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.
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.
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.
- Meet with a member of the Veterans Services team to get your GI Bill and Veterans Benefits started.Learn more about services for veterans and military.
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.
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.