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Transfer Credits

Students may transfer credits to Lycoming from a variety of sources including coursework completed at other institutions and exams taken through Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge International, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and International Baccalaureate. 

Transfer Credit Evaluations

Prospective and incoming students should submit any transcripts to the Office of Admissions. The Registrar will review the coursework and provide a summary to the admissions counselor.

Off-Campus Course Requests

To seek preapproval for off-campus courses, matriculated students must submit an Off-Campus Course Request for each course. The Registrar, Jilliane Bolt-Michewicz will contact the appropriate faculty on the student's behalf to review the request. The student will receive an email confirmation indicating if their request is approved or denied or if more information is needed.

Students who enroll in courses without preapproval must submit an appeal to the Academic Standards Committee requesting late-approval for off-campus coursework in addition to the typical procedure outlined above. 

Transfer Credit Policy

Applicants and matriculated students may transfer up to 64 credits from colleges and universities with institutional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Lycoming College does not accept coursework that is strictly technical, remedial, or physical education. For matriculated students, a maximum of 9 credits of online courses will be considered for transfer. Incoming students who earned transfer credits for online courses completed before matriculation are not eligible to take additional online courses through this process if doing so increases their online course total to more than 9 credits.  

Students must complete the final 32 credits of the degree program, the final 16 credits in the major, and at least 50% of the credits in the major area at Lycoming College or as part of a preapproved study-abroad experience.  

Matriculated students who wish to study at other campuses must obtain preapproval to do so from their advisor, the chair of the department in which the credit will be awarded, and the Registrar. Coursework counting toward a major or minor must also be approved in advance by the chairperson of the department in which the major or minor is offered. Once a course is approved, the credit and grades for the course will be transferred to Lycoming and calculated in the student’s grade point average as if the courses were taken here. This means that “D” and “F” grades will be transferred as well as all other grades. Unapproved courses will not transfer.

For incoming students with coursework completed at other institutions, credits will be granted only for courses that have a grade of C- or higher. Courses with a non-grade such as P or S will not transfer. Accepted transfer courses will be shown on the Lycoming transcript with a grade of T. Lycoming College will determine which courses are appropriate for transfer and is under no obligation to accept any course.  

 Lycoming College does not have a statute of limitations, but it reserves the right to refuse to accept some courses for transfer in which the content is out of date. The Registrar will consult the academic department(s) involved.  

 Final determination of transfer credit will be made by the Registrar based on official transcripts only.