Thinking About Transferring to LBC? Here’s What You Need to Know

by Kelsey Madas ('15)

July 15, 2019


If you’re a college student who’s considering a transfer to Lancaster Bible College’s traditional undergraduate degrees program – that’s our associates and bachelors degrees offered on campus, typically comprised of recent high school grads – here are some answers to your most pressing questions about the process. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call at 717-560- 8271 or send us an email at admissions@lbc.edu

1. Will my credits transfer?

That depends – the best way we can give you an answer is by providing us with your college transcripts (official or unofficial is fine). We need to see all the college courses that you’ve taken to give you a complete answer. In most cases, students find that at least some of their courses transfer, provided that they’ve earned a C or better in those classes. If you send you us your transcript form, in most cases, we can give you a credit evaluation after 48 hours.

2. If I transfer to Lancaster Bible College, can I still graduate with my bachelor’s degree in four years?

A lot of that is dependent upon that credits that transfer in, if we have a similar program to your previous college’s program and a number of other factors. As with the first question, the best way to get a complete picture of how long it will take you to complete your degree is by submitting your college transcripts to us.

3. Do you have my academic degree or program?

That’s a great question. To see if we have the program you’re looking for, check out our degree listing for traditional undergraduate students here.

4. Do I need to apply if I’m transferring?

You do! You can fill out an application here.

5. Are the admissions requirements different for transfer students?

The baseline requirements are nearly identical as far as what we’re looking for in our students and the steps you’ll need to take, but there a few slight differences. As we touched on earlier, we will evaluate the credits you’re bringing in as a part of the process. Our minimum requirements for transfers are that students must have a minimum of 15 transferable credits and a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be considered for admission.

6. Do I have to have an associate degree to transfer?

No, students transferring to Lancaster Bible College do not need to have an associate degree in order to transfer. See the minimum requirements above.

7. What if I have fewer than 15 transferrable credits? Am I not eligible for admission?

You are still eligible for admission! Here’s what happens: students who have attempted less than 15 credits at another college will be viewed as an incoming freshman. Your admissions file will be reviewed based on the criteria we use for new students, like your final official high school transcript and SAT/ACT/CLT test scores, along with your college transcript.

8. What’s the community like on campus?

Life on campus at Lancaster Bible College is a lot like you’d expect – we have dorms, 20 sports, cafes, weekly chapel services, student clubs, Bible studies and more. Check out this blog post on fun things to do in Lancaster County, schedule a campus visit here and check out a chapel service to get a feel for student life by clicking here.

9. Am  I eligible for scholarships and financial aid as a transfer student?

Yes! Transfer students are eligible for all of the above. We even have special academic scholarships just for our transfer students.

 

 

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