Transfer Credits from Other Institutions

Lincoln Memorial University will evaluate, for potential transfer, credit awarded by other institutions accredited by associations (regional or national) recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education. Lincoln Memorial University must evaluate all potential transfer credit and determine if such credit is equivalent in terms of academic level, content, quality, comparability of student learning outcomes, and degree program relevance to coursework offered through the University’s curriculum.

Students who wish to use coursework completed outside the United States must submit their transcripts for evaluation to one of the following services:

World Education Services
P. O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station

Josef Silny & Associates 
7101 SW 102 Avenue

New York, NY 10113-0745

Miami, FL 33173

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203-3470 USA

International Education
Evaluations, Inc. (IEE)
7900 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28227

A course-by-course evaluation is required and all coursework must be designated as undergraduate, graduate or professional. LMU will only honor evaluations from one of the above services. The evaluation must be included with the application packet.

In all cases, student learning outcomes for course credit accepted in transfer for fulfillment of degree requirements (general education or major program) must be determined by evaluation to be equivalent to those of courses offered by Lincoln Memorial University.

The University maintains direct transfer and articulation agreements with a number of two-year institutions. Other policies governing transfer credit include:

  1. Developmental or remedial courses are recorded but do not apply to the degree.
  2. All other equated courses or approved elective credit courses and grades are recorded and calculated in attempted hours, hours earned and cumulative academic GPA.
  3. Transfer courses with the grade of “D” cannot be used to complete a major course requirement. If the course is required for the major it must be repeated.
  4. Transfer students must meet all degree or program requirements for graduation as outlined in this catalog.
  5. Technical or non-university parallel courses are considered for transfer credit on a course by course basis.
  6. Students who have earned an AA or AS degree from an approved institution in Florida following the State of Florida general education requirements shall be deemed to have met LMU’s BSN General Education Core, except for the mission specific courses LNCN 100 and LNCN 300. The student may be required to complete additional general education coursework in order to meet the University’s expected learning outcomes, core licensure or certification requirements in professional programs.

Transferring Coursework to Another Institution

In the event that a student chooses to withdraw and transfer credits from LMU to another institution, transferability of credit is at the discretion of the accepting institution. The student will be responsible for confirming whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

Approval to Apply for Coursework at Another Institution

Currently enrolled LMU students applying to take coursework at another institution (while still enrolled at LMU) must meet the following conditions before LMU will accept the transfer credit.

  1. . Current students must gain approval before taking courses at other institutions (form available in the Registrar’s Office or on the Registrar’s web page).
  2. No approval shall be granted for coursework at another institution if the equivalent course is available in the current semester and no scheduling conflict exists.
  3. No approval shall be granted for coursework at another institution if the student does not have an overall “C” average at the University.
  4. No approval shall be granted for coursework at another institution if the student is in his/her final 32 hours (baccalaureate) or 16 hours (associate) of LMU credits without prior approval from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.'