Information for Transfer Students
If you are transferring from another college you may have lots of questions. Our job is to help you find the answers. Many transfer students have found it to be helpful to visit campus, take a tour, and talk to an admission counselor.
Below you'll find information and links to information that will be helpful to you as you work through the transfer process. We have also compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may be helpful.
Requirements to Apply
In order to be eligible for transfer, students must have a cumulative 2.0 grade point average and 12 or more transferable credits. In situations where students have fewer than 12 transferable credits but have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, a combination of high school and college performance will be evaluated. Students enrolled in their first semester of college, who are applying for the spring semester will be evaluated on their high school performance.
If you have attended any other academic institution since graduating from high school,
you are required to apply as a transfer student. Applicants who misrepresent, alter,
or withhold prior academic credentials may have their acceptances revoked. Failure
to follow this procedure may result in dismissal from the university if discovered
after a student has enrolled.
Students transferring to LHU can expect that many of their general education courses will transfer. Introductory courses in art, music, theatre, speech, composition, American government/economics, world history, literature, philosophy, psychology, wellness and sociology/anthropology may transfer in as required general education courses.
A mathematics course may transfer if it is comparable to Lock Haven University’s MATH 101 or higher. Science courses that include a lab may transfer in as a lab science requirement. Courses that have been taken within a discipline area may need to be evaluated by the chairperson of that department.
Interested in transferring
We will be hosting transfer information sessions on campus and via webinar.
During these sessions you will have the opportunity to learn more about our campus, the programs we offer, and the entire transfer process.
Follow the links below to register.
View a previously recorded webinar:
Our easy-to-use course equivalency table allows students to view courses that will transfer to Lock Haven University from most colleges and universities.
For your convenience, a list of transferable credits from PA community colleges is provided.
An unofficial credit evaluation can be done online or in person before applying to see how many of your credits may transfer to Lock Haven University. Individual appointments may be scheduled Monday-Friday between 8-4 p.m. by emailing email@example.com or by calling 570-484-2027.
The PASSHE Passport
If you are ready to transfer to LHU from a PA State System university (PASSHE) or a Pennsylvania Community College, the Academic Passport ensures that a maximum number of your credits will transfer, if you meet one of the two following requirements:
- You have earned an Associate of Arts or Science degree from one of the participating community colleges.
- You have earned at least 12 transferable credits from another PA State System school.
To be eligible for an Academic Passport, you must have a grade point average of at least 2.0. If you are a community college student with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree, you must have earned at least 30 credits in liberal arts courses. Remedial, developmental, or study skills courses do not transfer under the Academic Passport.
If you have successfully completed at least 30 transferable credits from a regionally accredited institution at the point of application and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, you may apply for The Dean’s Transfer Scholarship.
The scholarship is $500 per year and it is renewable for up to two years. Qualified candidates are automatically mailed an application. Please note that this scholarship is available only to students who are applying for the fall semester. The deadline for applications is June 1st.
Housing for Transfer Students (Offered on a first come, first served basis.)
Transfer students have the option to learn more via:
- An online webinar
- An on-campus transfer presentation
- An individual appointment with the transfer counselor (call 570-484-2027 or email