Transferring is a complex process that can be challenging for new students, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Our academic advisors and University Partnership transfer coordinator are here to make sure you have the right plan to meet your transfer goals. We look forward to helping you on this journey and want to make a smooth transition from LCCC (or whichever institution you began with) to a four-year university.
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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- (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 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).
Benefits for University Partnership Students
- Access to the Computer Lab located in the University Center building (UC 222) for partnership students. Just present your partnership photo ID to gain access. Computers and copier are available to students for their use in completing research on transfer and their transfer admissions applications. They can also use the space for homework and class research.
- Up to $15 in free copying. Stop by the Bass Library to pick up your print card. Just show your partnership ID and a sticker will be placed on your card for access for the semester.
- Access to the LCCC Fitness Center for exercise and fitness programs. Partner ID card required along with waiver forms need to be completed.
- Library – Ohio Link – Shared library catalog for 91 institutions.
- Free parking
- Campus dining, Marketplace, Starbucks, Subway, and Corner Bistro
- LCCC Commodore Books and more. The bookstore is open in the College Center building, and staff are available to assist you in determining the correct books for your classes. Our core:tech specialists are also on hand to answer your technology questions and offer education pricing on the sales and service of laptops, tablets, and more.
- Use of LCCC’s Academic Support Center for tutoring or academic support
- Participate in LCCC’s Commencement if you are unable to attend the partner institution’s commencement ceremony. UP graduates may attend both LCCC commencement and their 4-year partner commencement if they wish.
Schedule an online/virtual appointment with a University Partnership Advisor.
Emergency Aid and University Partnership Students
As an LCCC University Partnership (UP) student, the ARC is here to assist you as well. Many of our UP students, however, are only enrolled in classes offered by the partner university and have completed their LCCC coursework. Under these circumstances, LCCC strives to find ways to support UP student needs wherever possible but may also need to make referrals to the partner university for additional assistance. As a college receiving federal or grant funds to support students, LCCC must adhere to guidelines that may limit the use of some resources to students enrolled only at LCCC.
As a UP student, we encourage you to work in collaboration with the ARC and the University Partnership/ Transfer Center team to access resources that address any challenges you may be facing.
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.
Transferring to another state college or university is a big decision. 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 (catalogs, profiles and more).
- 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
- Transferology – see 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. And if you just graduated from a Lorain County high school or you were an LCCC College Credit Plus student, you may qualify of additional scholarships. LCCC students also have access to dozens of scholarship opportunities.
As a college student, you face challenges outside of the classroom, and these challenges can sometimes make academic success difficult. We totally understand that, so support services are available 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 business wear or interviews)
- Children’s Learning Center (childcare)
- Emergency Aid
- Personal Counseling
Ohio Department of Higher Education Resources
- Education for Veterans
- Ohio Means Internships and Co-Ops
- Remediation Free Standards (Students who want to know whether they are prepared for college-level work in reading, writing, mathematics and science)
Visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education Initiatives website to learn more about these resources.
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If you still have questions about transferring, please review the UP Frequently Asked Questions page.