Transfer Application Instructions
Set up a Campus Visit and meet with a Transfer Admissions Coordinator
Submit your required supplemental items to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, OH 43560
- Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended. Transfer applicants must disclose all prior college experience. Transcripts are required, even if a transfer applicant started but did not complete a course.
- Official high school transcripts or GED with scores if transfer applicant graduated high school in the year 2012 or after, or if applicant has earned less than 12 college credits
- Explanation letter recommended if transfer applicant’s cumulative college GPA is less than 2.5 (see directions below)
- In 500 words or less, transfer applicant should explain his/her academic record and plan to improve at Lourdes University
- E-mail letter directly to an Admissions Coordinator: Amy Houston
The University’s Registrar completes a credit evaluation for transfer students when all official transcripts from other regionally accredited colleges have been received in the Office of Admissions. A copy of the evaluation is available to the student through the academic advisor.
Only transfer credits from colleges and schools accredited by The Higher Learning Commission or its nationally affiliated equivalent accrediting associations will be accepted.
The HLC nationally-affiliated accrediting associations are:
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
For international students, transfer credit is granted when courses taken at an approved (as defined by the appropriate governmental body in the international student’s home country [e.g., Ministry of Education]), degree-granting post-secondary institution are completed with a verifiable grade of “C” or better and not developmental in nature as defined by Lourdes University.
The decision regarding the acceptance of credit rests with the Office of the Registrar. Decisions about validation of courses are based on a comparison of outline or course descriptions. Course equivalencies from one institution to Lourdes University are reviewed periodically and are subject to change. Modifications to a student’s program can only be made with the approval of the appropriate department chair.
A student transferring credit from an institution not on the semester system will have his/her transfer credits converted to semester hours.
A student applying for transfer admission to Lourdes University should be in good academic standing at all accredited post-secondary institutions. Good standing generally implies a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.00. A student may challenge his/her admission status by appealing to the Director of Admissions.
Transfer applications are processed on a rolling basis for Fall, Spring and Summer admission. To be considered for maximum scholarship consideration for the fall semester, transfer students must submit all of their required documents by March 1st. To be considered for maximum scholarship consideration for the spring semester transfer students must submit all of their required documents by November 15th.
Look for your official decision letter to arrive through mail. Lourdes University will send the official decision letter to the permanent addresses listed on the application for undergraduate admission.
Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission with any questions.
800-878-3210, ext. 5291