Transfer Student FAQs
- What are the minimum requirements to transfer to LHU?
- What if I have fewer than 12 credits?
- Will my credits transfer?
- Are transfer students required to live on campus?
- Are there scholarships available to students transferring to LHU?
- What about financial aid for transfer students?
- When do I register for classes?
- What majors does LHU offer?
- Where is the Office of Admissions located?
- Does LHU offer a payment plan?
What are the minimum requirements to transfer to LHU?
Students must have a minimum of 12 transferable credits and a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be considered for admission. Your official college transcripts (from all colleges/universities attended since high school graduation) are required for the application process.
What if I have fewer than 12 transferable credits?
Students who have fewer than 12 transferable credits will be reviewed based on their final official high school transcript and official test scores* (SAT or ACT), or official copy of their GED transcript** in combination with the college credits that they have earned.
*If students graduated high school more than 3 years ago, then the official test scores (SAT or ACT) will not be needed.
**Click here to request an official copy of your GED from the PA Department of Education.
If you are enrolled in your first semester of college, we may be able to render a decision on your application that is based strictly on your final official high school transcript and official test scores or official GED transcript. If we need to wait for your first semester college grades to make the decision, you will be notified by the admissions office after your high school/GED information has been reviewed.
How do I know if my credits are transferable?
To be transferable, credits must have been earned a regionally accredited institution and must be college-level courses where a grade of “C” or higher is earned. Please note that remedial courses do not transfer regardless of the grade earned, nor do Pass/Fail courses. Please refer to the “Transfer Course Database” for a listing of transferable courses by institution. ANGIE-PLEASE HYPERLINK THE DATABASE HERE.
Are transfer students required to live on campus?
No. In fact, transfer students are encouraged to pursue off-campus living arrangements. Students wishing for a community-living experience may wish to consider living in Evergreen Commons, an off-campus apartment complex offered only to LHU students. Visit the LHU Housing Tour to see the different on-campus housing options.
Are there scholarships available to students transferring to LHU?
Yes, there is the Dean’s Transfer Scholarship available in the fall semester. Visit the Scholarships to learn more about this opportunity.
What about financial aid for transfer students?
Visit the Financial Aid web page for detailed instructions.
To transfer over your financial aid to LHU:
- FAFSA: Update your FAFSA by adding LHU's Federal School Code 003323 (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
- PA State Grant: Specify LHU as the recipient.
- Federal Stafford Loans/Federal PLUS Loans: Cancel the disbursement to your previous college by contacting your lender or the college directly.
When do I register for classes?
The Registrar's Office will create your first semester schedule for you. When designing a schedule, the Registrar will consider your transfer credits, courses required for your major and courses with availability to select your schedule.
Once your schedule is posted to your MyHaven account (your student account), you are able to make changes to your schedule (drop/add courses) to suit your needs. Please note that your schedule will not be assigned until you are accepted and pay the $200 non-refundable enrollment deposit.
What majors does LHU offer?
A listing of majors, along with detailed information, can be found online on our Academics page.
Where is the Office of Admission located?
The Office of Admissions is located on the lower level of the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. Upon arrival to campus, visitors should obtain a parking pass from the Office of Admissions which must be displayed on the dashboard of their vehicle. Check out our campus map!
Does LHU offer a payment plan?
Yes. For more information on billing and payments, visit the Student Accounts web page.