Transfer Credits from Other Institutions

LMU will evaluate, for potential transfer, credit awarded by other institutions accredited by associations (regional or national) recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education. LMU must evaluate all potential transfer credit and determine if such credit is equivalent in terms of academic level, content, quality, comparability of student learning outcomes, and degree program relevance to coursework offered through the University’s curriculum.

Students who wish to use coursework completed outside the United States must submit their transcripts for evaluation to one of the following four approved services:

World Education Services
P. O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470

International Education
Evaluations, Inc. (IEE)
7900 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28227

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173

A course-by-course evaluation is required and all coursework must be designated as undergraduate, graduate or professional. LMU will only honor evaluations from one of the above services. The evaluation must be included with the application packet.

In all cases, student learning outcomes for course credit accepted in transfer for fulfillment of degree requirements (general education or major program) must be determined by evaluation to be equivalent to those of courses offered by LMU.

The University maintains direct transfer and articulation agreements with a number of two-year institutions. Other policies governing transfer credit include:

  1. Developmental or remedial courses are recorded but do not apply to the degree.
  2. All other equated courses or approved elective credit courses and grades are recorded and calculated in attempted hours, hours earned and cumulative academic GPA.
  3. Transfer courses with the grade of “D” cannot be used to complete a major course requirement. If the course is required for the major it must be repeated.
  4. Transfer courses with the grade of “D” cannot be used to satisfy a General Education Core requirement. If the course is part of an earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science from a Tennessee or Kentucky community college and awarded after January 1, 2010, the course will not have to be repeated. In all other cases the course must be repeated.
  5. Transfer students who have earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or an Associate of Science (AS) degree awarded after January 1, 2010, in a university parallel program (typically consisting of 41-48 semester credit hours of general education coursework in the liberal arts disciplines) from a Tennessee, Kentucky, or Virginia community college shall be deemed to have met LMU’s General Education Core, except for the mission specific courses LNCN 100 and CIVX 300. Students who have earned an AA or AS degree from an approved institution in Florida following the State of Florida general education requirements shall be deemed to have met LMU’s BSN General Education Core, except for the mission specific courses LNCN 100 and CIVX 300. The student may be required to complete additional general education coursework in order to meet the University’s expected learning outcomes, core licensure, or certification requirements in professional programs.
  6. Transfer students must meet all degree or program requirements for graduation as outlined in this catalog.
  7. Technical or non-university parallel courses are considered for transfer credit on a course by course basis.