The Right Fit

Julia Rutherford ’17 talks about how her educational experience became more personable when she transferred to LVC.

The Transfer Application Process

Although our application process is rolling, we encourage completed applications by August 1 for fall admission and December 15 for spring admission. 

Transfer students may be considered for all programs at the College except for athletic training, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology due to the curriculum structure of these programs. However, in rare instances, the right transfer candidate may be considered for athletic training and speech-language pathology. It is important to view the following links for early childhood education, early childhood/special education, and music for information and specific requirements for these competitive majors.

Prospective transfer students may contact Roberto Marti '07, LVC transfer counselor, at 717-867-6181 or marti@lvc.edu.  

 

Transfer Students

LVC App

 

HOW TO APPLY

Submit the following:

  • A completed application, either the Common Application or the LVC Application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended/attending
  • Students that have not yet completed one semester at an institution may submit the Transfer Mid-Term Report
  • A College Record Form for each college or university attended
  • An official high school or homeschool transcript

*Unofficial transcripts may be evaluated on an individual basis for a conditional acceptance and preliminary review of transfer credits. 

*High School Attestation Form may be submitted for conditional decision to accelerate the admission process. 
 

Admission Decision and Transfer Credit Review 

As applications are received, they are evaluated for an admission decision. A minimum 2.0 GPA will be considered for admission, but a 2.5 GPA is preferred. Once a student is accepted to LVC, our registrar officially evaluates the transcript(s) to determine how many credits will transfer to LVC. (Note: Applicants are encouraged to submit unofficial transcripts to the Admission.) There is no minimum on the number of transfer credits required to apply as a transfer student. A total of 60 credits will be accepted for an associate's degree. A maximum of 90 credit hours may be transferred towards a baccalaureate degree. A minimum of the last 30 credits must be taken at LVC. 

 

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer scholarships for 2016–17 range from $15,000 to $23,000 each year, based on academic success. To qualify, you must have a grade-point average of 2.75 or higher, at least 15 transferable credits, and be enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credits) at LVC. There is no additional application for scholarships—your admission transfer counselor will automatically consider your application for merit scholarships.

3.75–4.00 Board of Trustees $23,000*
3.50–3.74 Presidential $21,000
3.25–3.49 Dean’s $19,000
3.00–3.24 Alfred Tennyson Sumner $17,000
2.75–2.99 Mary A. Weiss $15,000
2.75–4.00 HACC Dual Admission  $1,000

* All Phi Theta Kappa members will receive the Board of Trustees scholarship.

 

Financial Aid for Transfer Students

We are committed to making an LVC education available to students from all financial backgrounds. Like other applicants, transfer students are considered for academic scholarships and need-based financial aid. Learn more about our Financial Aid opportunities.

 

HACC Transfer Students

There are two resources to help ease the transfer process for full-time and part-time transfer students from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) to Lebanon Valley College (LVC). The HACC Transfer Services web page has Curricula Checksheets (please select "Lebanon Valley College" from the drop down menu) for specific LVC majors, as well as a Course Equivalency list. These documents will help you plan your transfer to LVC. We can also guide you through the process if you contact us with questions. 

You can apply anytime to LVC and we will be pleased to guide you through the transfer process.

 

HACC Dual Admission Program 

The Dual Admission Program combines the resources of two regionally recognized institutions, Lebanon Valley College and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), in a program that leads to a bachelor's degree. Dual admission prepares students to transfer to Lebanon Valley College. 

The Dual Admission Program provides students with the following benefits: 

  • Early transfer planning 
  • Specific course requirements. Students know the exact credits their intended major requires at Lebanon Valley College. This ensures they will not take nontransferable courses. 
  • An official transcript review every semester. The admissions staff at their four-year transfer institution Lebanon Valley College reviews their official transcript. They will make sure students are on track for successful transfer to maximize transfer credits. 
  • Clear semester-by-semester academic, career services, and financial aid advisement. Their HACC advisor and an advisor at Lebanon Valley College will provide academic advising. 
  • As a part of this program, students are considered LVC students from the time they sign the dual admission agreement, with full access to LVC campus facilities such as the Arnold Sports Center, athletic competitions, Campus Library, etc. 

 

Interest in Dual Admission 

Students interested in dual admission should complete the LVC Dual Admission Interest Form during....

  • Their senior year of high school, after applying to HACC; or 
  • Following admission to HACC; or 
  • As a current HACC student prior to completing 30 transferable credits. 

This form is available to all HACC campuses in their Transfer Services Office and at LVC's Office of Admission or online here

 

To Begin The Process

1. Set a meeting with an advisor at HACC to review the application process. 

2. Complete the Dual Admission Interest Form before completing 30 transferable credits at HACC. 

3. Complete an official LVC application six to nine months prior to the entry term at LVC.  

Transfer FAQs

Do you have an application fee?

No, the application is free. 

Will you evaluate a transcript prior to formal application?

Yes (unofficial only). 

What are the housing options?

On-campus housing is offered to transfer students, but off-campus housing is not. 

Must SAT or ACT scores be submitted by transfer students?

No, they are optional. 

Must a high school transcript or G.E.D. be submitted?

Yes, unless you have earned an associate degree. 

What is the minimum number of credits required for transfer?

There is no minimum requirement. 

What is the maximum number of credits accepted from a 2-year college?

A total of 60 credits will be accepted for an associate degree. A maximum of 90 credit hours will be accepted toward a baccalaureate degree. A minimum of 30 of the last 36 credits must be taken at LVC. 

*Non-Traditional Credit opportunities may apply. 

What is the minimum GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for acceptance?

Students with a 2.0 can be reviewed and considered for admission to the College, but a 2.5 GPA is the preferred GPA minimum. 

Are any programs closed to transfer students?

Yes, the Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Master's in Athletic Training, and Master's in Speech-Language Pathology programs are not available to transfers. 

Does your college offer any majors that can be completed in the evening?

There are no full-time programs that can be completed in the evening. 

Is foreign language required for Baccalaureate degree?

Yes. 

Is a "D" transferrable?

It is not transferrable with or without a degree. 

Is an Associate degree required? Preferred?

An associate degree is not required or preferred. 

Do you accept the Associate Degree or evaluate each course?

Each course will be evaluated, but the overall degree is accepted. 

Can International Students transfer to LVC?

Yes, international transfer students are welcome at LVC. Please view international student admission requirements for more information.

We Encourage You to Visit

All prospective transfer students are encouraged to visit campus for an admission program or information session and tour. You can arrange to visit online or you can contact the Admission Office at 1-866-LVC-4ADM (1-866-582-4236, toll free) or 717-867-6181 or by emailing admission@lvc.edu.


At Lebanon Valley College, admission decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion/creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or any trait protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and/or College policy. The College does not discriminate on any of the foregoing bases in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or its scholarship and loan programs.