Transfer of Credits

Applications are welcome from students who attended other colleges or universities. Official transcripts of all university courses taken earlier should be submitted. The semester unit of credit is a commonly accepted quantification of student academic learning. Units received from institutions using other academic calendars are recalculated to semester units. So, one (15-week) semester unit may be equated to 1.5 (10-week) quarter units. Lincoln University may grant credits for coursework with a satisfactory grade taken at an academic institution offering programs similar to the one at LU and provided the courses are applicable to the student curriculum at LU, as determined by the Registrar. Transfer credits are accepted from schools accredited by a recognized accrediting agency, licensed by a state authority, or foreign institutions approved by a local Department or Ministry of Education. Credit units transferred to Lincoln University are recorded, but quality points and grades from other institutions are omitted. The maximum time for transferred students to complete a degree program is evaluated in the enrollment agreements and reflected in the University policy of satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Transfer of credits after enrollment to the university or cross enrollment is not allowed without a valid reason and should be approved by the Program Director and Provost. Credits earned more than 10 years before the application to the University cannot be transferred, although exemptions may be granted to students with college degrees for general education or foundation courses. Working experience or professional education can be evaluated by the Registrar Office advised by an appropriate academic consultant and may receive credit units as a part of the transfer. The process requires the student’s interview by the Provost. Students who seek to earn an additional degree at Lincoln University and wish to use a part of credit units received earlier are treated in the same way as students transferring credit from other schools, however the number of accepted for the new degree units may be higher than ones transferred from other institutions.

Transfer of Credit for Undergraduate Programs

A maximum of 92 academic semester units of transfer credit with passing grades “C” or better (or equivalent) may be applied to the BA degree. A maximum of 72 educational and 6 externship credit units with passing grades “C” or better (or equivalents) can be transferred to the BS degree.

Transfer of Credit for Graduate Programs

A maximum of 9 and 30 units of graduate work with a grade of “B” or better from recognized schools may be accepted as transfer credit for the Master’s and Doctor’s degrees respectively. Details related to the transfers can be found in the descriptions of each program. In some cases, additional graduate units may be transferred at the discretion of the Chief Academic Officer.