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The Right Fit

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

You're welcome here. And so are your transfer credits.

Lebanon Valley College now accepts the core requirements you’ve completed at your college or university—an easy option in these difficult times.

Whether you want to join LVC’s supportive environment, are thinking of studying closer to home, or want to go further and achieve more in your career and your life, we’re here to help you complete your education as efficiently and economically as possible. Keep the credits you’ve worked hard to earn, and stay on track to graduate.

We offer generous transfer scholarships as high as $27,000 a year, along with competitive financial aid.

 

Academic Year 2020–21 Special Transfer Policy

  • If you have completed your general education (core) requirements with at least 40 credits of coursework at your current institution, your general education requirements are completed at LVC, too.
  • If you have partially completed your general education requirements, we will accept those credits on a credit-match basis and will only require that you complete your remaining general education credits. For instance, if you have completed 24 general education credits at your current institution, you will receive 24 credits toward general education at LVC and will only need to complete the remaining general education credits required in a baccalaureate program. (This is normally 40 credits).
  • You must earn at least a C- in order for a course to transfer to LVC unless your current institution graded that course on a pass/fail basis in the spring 2020 term and did not distinguish between a pass and a pass at the D level.
  • We will accept up to 90 credits toward the degree (the maximum allowable—many schools have lower thresholds).
  • We will award 60 credits for the completion of an associate’s degree, without needing to factor specific courses and grades.

See the full LVC transfer policy. | See the special 2020–21 transfer policy.

 

Full-time or Part-time Transfer

How to Apply for Transfer

Complete and submit the following:

  • The online LVC Application (available for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended/attending. Transcripts can be ordered and sent to LVC from www.studentclearinghouse.org.
  • A College Record Form for each college or university attended
  • An official high school or homeschool transcript
  • The Transfer Mid-Term Report (Necessary only for students who have not yet completed one semester at an institution)

Unofficial transcripts may be evaluated on an individual basis for conditional acceptance and a preliminary review of transfer credits. Email unofficial transcripts for preliminary review to J. Scott Myers, Office of Admission, at jmyers@lvc.edu.

Documents in support of your transfer can be emailed to J. Scott Myers at jmyers@lvc.edu or mailed to the Office of Admission, Lebanon Valley College, 101 N. College Avenue, Annville PA 17003.

High School Attestation Form may be submitted for conditional decision to accelerate the admission process. The form can be sent to: Office of Admission, Lebanon Valley College, 101 N. College Avenue, Annville, PA 17003.

See early childhood education, early childhood/special education, and music for information and requirements for transfer to these majors. 

Note: Physical Therapy is not open to transfers. Transfer to athletic training or speech-language pathology is very limited.

 

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. 


Academic Advising

After you submit your deposit for enrollment, your advisor will contact you within two to three weeks to help you register for courses and make the switch to LVC.


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.