For the direct policy, please visit the University Bulletin here.
- Coursework must be completed at institutions accredited by one of six regional associations of the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
- Coursework at non-U.S. institutions must be documented on an official academic record from an international institution recognized by the Ministry or Department of Education of that country.
- Concurrent enrollment is NOT allowed. The Registrar's Office states that "LMU degree-seeking students may not enroll at another institution while enrolled at LMU with the purpose of transferring credits. This is known as Concurrent Enrollment. Requests to transfer courses taken at another institutions while enrolled at LMU will be denied."
Important Policies & Procedures Regarding Transfer Work:
- Any undergraduate student that is looking to receive credit from courses at other colleges or universities must complete a Transfer Course Review form (see instructions below) with the Registrar's Office and receive the proper approvals. Without this approval courses will not be counted toward degree.
- In order to be considered for LMU credit, you must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in the course you wish to transfer.
- Transfer credit grades do not show on LMU transcripts or count towards LMU GPA.
- Credits from transferred courses will only count towards LMU semester hours.
- Courses will not be counted if they:
- Are taken at colleges non-accredited, trade schools, extension programs, correspondence programs, or have been identified as being remedial or non-transferrable.
- Are taken on a CR/NC or Pass/Fail basis where the CR or Pass grade is not equivalent to a C or higher.
- Are identified as duplicates to course work already completed (excludes courses that may be taken multiple times for degree credit).
- Exceed the limitations of resident requirements.
- Exceed the 60 semester-hour maximum allowed for undergraduate course work from community colleges or exceed the 90 semester-hour maximum allowed for undergraduate course work from four-year institutions.
How to fill out Transfer Course Review Form (Formerly TCA):
- Review transfer agreements and/or database of prior courses accepted
- Check schedule of classes of summer institution to see if courses desired are offered
- Complete the transfer course review form and submit it to the Registrar's Office (directly on form)
- Remember (taken directly from form): "LMU degree-seeking students may not enroll at another institution while enrolled at LMU with the purpose of transferring credits. This is known as Concurrent Enrollment. Requests to transfer courses taken at another institutions while enrolled at LMU will be denied."
- Once you receive the articulation back (via your student e-mail), keep a copy of the course articulation, as this is your agreement with the University that your credits will be transferred back to LMU as such.