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We offer 37 majors taught in focused, small class sizes. Students learn directly from professors, not their assistants.  We strive to make this highly-valuable education affordable and enjoy the opportunity to help you make your educational goals a reality.


Transfer Students

Want to transfer to Lake Erie College? With our transfer advising staff, we make it easy for you to continue on your degree plan or create a new one! Stop by one of our Transfer Tuesdays and meet with our Transfer Admissions and Credentialing Coordinator.

Brittany Ankrom
Transfer Admissions and Credentialing Coordinator
Office: 440.375.7050


The Lake Erie College Office of Admissions is hosting Transfer Tuesdays every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Here's what you need to apply:

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • Application fee: free for those who apply online
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    Please note that exceptions to this rule are considered on an individual basis
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • High school diploma, official high school transcripts, or GED certificate (proof of graduation)
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and/or universities attended
  • Please review complete information below on transferring to Lake Erie College.
  • Completed Transfer Referral Form
  • Completed Student Recommendation Form

Complete Information on Transferring to Lake Erie College

Thanks for your interest in Lake Erie College! Many students transfer to our campus to complete their undergraduate degree, and it is our goal to do everything possible to ensure a smooth and welcoming transition.

Please take a look at the information below to become more familiar with our transfer application and financial aid process and visit the links to view comparable transfer credits from participating institutions.

Lake Erie College welcomes transfer students with a simple application and credit evaluation process.

To be accepted to Lake Erie College you must:

  • Mail a completed application
  • Have the college(s) you previously attended mail the admissions office an official transcript
  • Provide proof of graduation from high school or GED certificate

An admission decision and an evaluation of your transcript will be made on a timely basis. You will receive official notification from the College as soon as possible.

To be considered for financial aid you must:

  • Submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal government. LEC's Title-IV code is 003066. Your information will be forwarded to LEC from the Department of Education. If you already completed the FAFSA for another school and did not include Lake Erie College, you may submit to LEC a copy of your Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) that you received from the government.
  • Contact the financial aid office(s) at all colleges you have attended and request that financial aid transcripts be sent to Lake Erie College.

To ensure the best possible financial aid package and class schedule, do not wait until the last minute. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 800.916.0904 or

The Online Transcript Evaluation Tracking Program will help you determine which credits will transfer from your former institution.

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Transfer students are awarded renewable scholarships based on the cumulative grade point average earned at the college most recently attended. To find out more about your eligibility for these awards, please contact the Admissions Office.

Lakeland transfer course equivalencies

For questions about transferring credits from Lakeland Community College to Lake Erie College, please contact

Criteria for Acceptance of Transfer Credit

Lake Erie College will grant transfer credit according to the following criteria:

  1. Official transcripts must be forwarded directly from the sending institution to the Office of Admissions of Lake Erie College. An official transcript presented by the student in a sealed envelope from the sending institution may be accepted in certain circumstances. Only official transcripts will be used in the evaluation process. A student may be required to provide copies of catalog descriptions or course syllabi to allow proper evaluation of transfer credit. A registration block will be placed on a student's account for the second semester if the official transcript is not received. An official transcript is required even if courses are not transferable.
  2. A maximum of 96 semester hours or 144 quarter hours will be accepted from all accredited institutions. Credit will be accepted only from institutions that are accredited by one of the regional associations listed below:
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  3. Only non-remedial courses with a grade of "C" or higher will be accepted. A grade of "C" is considered to be a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Courses with a grade of D may be accepted in transfer if they are earned as part of an associate degree.
  5. A course with a grade of "Pass" or "Satisfactory" will be accepted provided the grading policy of the sending institution considers a grade of "Pass" or "Satisfactory" to be a "C" or higher.
  6. Quarter-hour credits are converted to two-thirds of semester-hour credits. For example, 15 quarter credits would transfer as 10 semester credits. Lake Erie College has developed transfer agreements for several two-year institutions, such as Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College. These transfer guides list the course equivalencies for Lake Erie College's general education requirements and for selected majors and are available from the Registrar's Office.
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