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 University of Lynchburg.
- VCCS courses that transfer as University of Lynchburg General Education requirements
- VCCS courses that transfer to University of Lynchburg
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
University of Lynchburg 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 University.
University of Lynchburg 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
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 University of Lynchburg 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 University of Lynchburg. A grade of “C-” will not transfer. A maximum of 76 credit hours may be transferred to University of Lynchburg and a minimum of 48 credit hours must be completed at University of Lynchburg. You must complete 50% of the major requirements, 50% of the minor requirements, and your senior year at University of Lynchburg.
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 transferable credit hours
- Sophomore: 25-55 transferable credit hours
- Junior: 56-76 transferable credit hours