College Credit Policies

College Credit Policies

Transfer, Part-Time and Veteran/Military Students

Determination of credit transferability occurs at the time of admission evaluation and decision. A listing of the applicant’s courses and credits that are transferable to Lourdes University will be sent to the admitted student shortly after the admission decision has been made.

Transferring Credits to Lourdes University

Students are encouraged to consult with the Office of Undergraduate Admission about transfer of credit from other colleges and universities.

Follow these simple steps and begin your transfer process to Lourdes:

  • Visit transferology.com a website and course applicability system designed with the transfer student in mind. If you are planning to transfer to Lourdes, you can create an account or login as a guest to determine which classes will transfer, and even create a planning guide for your major
  • If your school is not listed, or if you would prefer an Admissions Representative to assist you, email LCAdmits@lourdes.edu or call 419-885-5291 or 1-800-878-3210, extension 5291

CLEP Credit

Students are also encouraged to consult with the Office of Undergraduate Admission about the possibility of earning advanced credit through CLEP examinations.

Students wishing to obtain college credit for knowledge acquired by means other than previous college course work may apply for either General Examinations or Subject Examinations.

CLEP General Examinations are objective tests that measure college-level achievement in five basic areas of the liberal arts: English composition, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences.

CLEP Subject Examinations are designed to measure the knowledge and achievement usually covered in specific college courses.

Lourdes University award credits as recommended by the College Entrance Examination Board for each Subject Examination passed at the 33rd percentile or higher. Credit is also granted for General Examinations. Subject areas include accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics, business law, management, marketing, information systems and computer applications, composition, literature, French, history, college algebra, calculus, American government, psychology, sociology and Spanish.

Experiential Learning Credit

Lourdes University’s Experiential Learning Program makes it possible for students to document prior college-level learning achieved outside of the classroom. All newly admitted students who wish to apply for experiential learning credit must register for the ND 200 Portfolio Development course. Learn more

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