The Transfer Evaluation Process
Students planning to transfer to Lansing Community College should have transcripts from other institutions sent directly to the College six weeks in advance of registration. When an official transcript is received, the Registrar's Office utilizes equivalency tables to determine credit to award on a student's record. These tables list courses at other institutions and the equivalent LCC courses. For courses not previously reviewed, course descriptions and/or syllabi are forwarded to the appropriate academic department for evaluation. The Registrar's Office is notified if a course can be used for equivalent credit.
Freshman and sophomore level courses are reviewed for credit, provided the student has declared a curriculum (major or program of study). Higher-level credits may be accepted if they correspond to a specific course at Lansing Community College. In situations where the College does not have a department or area similar to the courses on incoming transcripts, credit will not be awarded.
In some programs of study, credits earned in Math, Science, Technology, Health Careers, and/or other rapidly evolving fields may not be accepted in transfer due to age and/or content of courses and will be evaluated by appropriate program officials whether or not the course has been previously evaluated.
Remedial or developmental courses are not considered college level and do not transfer.
The college requires a minimum number of credits be earned at LCC to complete a degree or certificate. The minimum number of credits for an associate degree is 15. The minimum number of credits for any certificate is 25% of the certificate totals. Please see the Institutional Requirements for Degree and Certificate Programs in the catalog for more information.
Transcripts issued to students are not considered official. Transcripts must be sent directly from the previous institution.
Have official transcripts sent to:
Lansing Community College
411 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
Helpful tools for incoming transfer students:
Student Records Office
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1200
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