If you have taken 12 or more credits at another college or university, and decide to stop attending that institution and begin attending University of Lynchburg, you are a transfer student.
Make sure to read the following information so that the credits for classes you’ve taken elsewhere will count towards your bachelor’s degree at Lynchburg.
If you need assistance, please contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 434.544.8218.
Transfer credits toward a degree are allowed only for coursework relevant to the degree.
The Office of the Registrar and appropriate faculty members will decide whether a particular course should transfer, according to approved procedures and standards.
A transfer evaluation is completed once you have applied and been admitted to Lynchburg, so you know which courses will be transferred.
Transfer Credit Policy
- University of Lynchburg uses the course substitution method of determining which transfer course credits may be applied to specific degree requirements. To meet a requirement, a course is usually very similar in content.
- University of Lynchburg accepts for credit those college courses (typically numbered 100 and above) in which grades of “C” and above were earned. Credits for courses earned with a “S” grade of graded on the pass/fail scale are not accepted.UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Lynchburg is implementing the following transfer credit policy for the Spring 2020 semester only:
- Award course equivalency credit for transfer courses with a “P” or “S,” or other equivalent marking earned, if the mark signifies the content mastery at the “C” or higher level. In the case that the course grade is not easily identified through the transcript key/legend as being “C” or higher mastery, the student could petition Lynchburg for review by providing a statement from the institution that proves the coursework was “C” or higher mastery.
- Allow any “P” or “S,” or other equivalent marking, to meet degree requirements. For example:
- Use of the course to satisfy prerequisites or corequisites for other courses
- Courses required for admission to a selective major
- General education requirements
- Courses in the major
- Credits which do not directly apply to a University of Lynchburg degree program may be transferred as electives.
- To qualify for graduation from University of Lynchburg, a student must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours of study with at least 48 semester hours, including the senior year, in residence at University of Lynchburg. In addition, at least 50 percent of all hours applying to the major and at least 50 percent of all hours applying to a minor must be completed at University of Lynchburg.
- For courses taken in quarter hours, the credits would be converted to semester hours, with one quarter hour being equal to two-thirds of one semester hour. A 3.0 quarter hour course will transfer as 2.0 semester hours.
Transferring From a Virginia Community College
If you are transferring from a Virginia Community College, the following tools will help you determine which of your credits will transfer.