Transferring to Lackawanna
Before a student can be considered for transfer evaluation, he or she must apply to the College as a matriculating student and submit the application fee. The student must then request that official transcripts be forwarded to the Admissions Office at Lackawanna College.
Lackawanna College’s transfer policy requires that all transfer credits completed before initial enrollment be submitted no later than the official start date of the student’s second semester. Previous coursework will be evaluated by the Registrar in direct relation to the student’s declared major.
Only credit for courses with grades of “C-” or better may be accepted in transfer regardless of method of delivery.* Transfer of coursework from other institutions is granted as credit only, unless prior written approval has been obtained to repeat and replace a course in transfer (see Repeated Coursework).
* Transfer evaluation of Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technology, and Sonography curricula candidates is based upon criteria specified in program guidelines.
Credits earned at institutions that have been accredited by the following organizations are eligible for transfer evaluation:
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Inc.
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
- Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Credit earned at non-accredited institutions or institutions accredited by organizations other than those listed above may be evaluated for transfer at the discretion and consensus of the Registrar, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and corresponding Division Chair.
Credit earned at foreign institutions must be evaluated by a professional transcript evaluation service before transfer credit will be reviewed.
AP and CLEP exams will be reviewed for possible transfer credit once the Registrar’s office receives an official score report directly from College Board. A score of “3” or higher is necessary to receive advanced placement at Lackawanna College.
Due to the rapid advancement of Information Systems technology, any Information Systems course taken prior to 5 years before the student’s application will not be accepted as equivalent to any required Information Systems course. Students who profess proficiency in these areas are welcome to apply for Credit by Exam.
Transfer Credit Appeal Process
Any student who wishes to appeal the evaluation of transfer credit should contact the Registrar’s Office. At that point, students may be asked to provide a course syllabus, assignments, grading rubrics, and/or other relevant information that will be used to determine the equivalence of course objectives and learning outcomes. The course will then be re-evaluated by the Registrar’s Office and by the appropriate Division Chair. The student will be notified of the decision by the Registrar’s Office.
If the student is not satisfied with the appeal decision, he or she may ask that the Vice President for Academic Affairs review the transfer request and supporting documentation. The decision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs is final.