Transfer Credit Guide

VCCS Students

The documents below will help Virginia Community College (VCCS) students determine how their credits will transfer or which classes they should take at a community college in order to transfer to Lynchburg College.

VCCS courses that transfer as LC General Education requirements
VCCS courses that transfer to LC

If you earn a qualifying associate degree from a Virginia Community College, you will be guaranteed admission and the general education requirements will be waived with the exception of foreign language and Senior Symposium. For more details, please refer to our Guaranteed Admission Agreement for VCCS.

Required Courses for Transfer Students

Lynchburg College students are required to complete general education requirements, major requirements, and enough minor and/or elective requirements to reach a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate from the College.

LC General Education Requirements

The following is a list of courses that must be taken as part of the general education requirements and will be useful to you in your academic preparation.

Students who earn a qualifying associate degree from a Virginia Community College will be guaranteed admission and these general education requirements will be waived with the exception of foreign language and Senior Symposium. For more details, please refer to our Guaranteed Admission Agreement for VCCS.

English Composition - 6 hours
Fine Arts - 3 hours
Foreign Language - 3 hours (through the Intermediate level)
Western or World History - 6 hours
Laboratory Science - 8 hours
Literature - 3 hours
Mathematics - 3 hours
Oral Communication - 3 hours
Philosophy - 3 hours
Religious Studies - 3 hours
Social Science - 6 hours
Wellness - 2 hours
Senior Symposium - 2 hours

Credit Evaluations

Unofficial credit evaluations are available upon request with the Office of Enrollment Services. You will need to provide an unofficial copy of your transcript in order for our transfer coordinator to evaluate your courses.

The Registrar's Office will complete an official credit evaluation after you are admitted. You should receive this evaluation within 2 weeks of your acceptance. Upon completion of all coursework in progress, please request to have your final transcript(s) mailed to Lynchburg College so that we may update your credit evaluation.

Students must earn a grade of a "C" or higher in a course in order to transfer the credits to Lynchburg College. A grade of "C-" will not transfer. A maximum of 76 credit hours may be transferred to Lynchburg College and a minimum of 48 credit hours must be completed at LC. You must complete 50% of the major requirements, 50% of the minor requirements, and your senior year at LC.

Classification of Students

Once the transfer credit evaluation is complete, your classification will be determined by the number of transferrable credits. The number of semesters completed at previous institutions does not determine your class standing.

Freshman: 0-24 transferrable credit hours
Sophomore: 25-55 transferrable credit hours
Junior: 56-76 transferrable credit hours