Transfer of Credits

Applications are welcome from students who have attended other colleges and universities. In addition to the other required documents, official transcripts of all university courses he/she has taken must be submitted, and the student must be in good standing at the school previously attended. Credits may be granted for coursework with a satisfactory grade taken at recognized colleges and universities, including extension and professional education courses, provided the courses are applicable to the curriculum the student wishes to pursue at Lincoln University, as determined by the Admissions Office. 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 or a certificate program at Lincoln University is evaluated and reflected in the University's policy of satisfactory academic progress (SAP).

A maximum of 93 academic semester units of transfer credit with passing grades “C” or better (or equivalents) 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. A maximum of 9 and 18 units of graduate work with a grade of “B” or better from recognized schools may normally be accepted as transfer credits for the Master’s degrees and Doctor’s degree respectively. In some cases, additional graduate units may be transferred at the discretion of the Chief Academic Officer.

Working experience or professional education can be evaluated by the Admissions and Records Office, advised by an appropriate academic consultant and may receive credit units as a part of the transfer. The process may require the student’s interview.

The awarding of credits for coursework completed at any other institution is at the sole discretion of Lincoln University. The credits earned more than 10 years before the application to Lincoln University cannot be transferred. Additionally, Lincoln University does not imply, promise, or guarantee that any credits earned at the University will be transferable or accepted by any other institution. Students are advised that a decision on transfer of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Students who seek to earn an additional degree or concentration and wish to use part of credit units received earlier are treated in the same way as students transferring credits from other schools.