Transfer Student Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When should I apply to Lake Erie College?

A: Transfer admissions is on a rolling basis so there is no hard deadline. If you wish to be given priority consideration for financial aid and scholarships, please submit all application materials as soon as possible. 

Q: Will all of my courses transfer?

A: LEC accepts up to 96 credit hours in transfer credit. Students must receive a “C” or above for the course to transfer. 

Q: Is financial aid available to transfer students?

A: Yes!  Lake Erie College awards scholarships and grants to transfer students based on their combined college GPA. In addition to merit-based scholarships, LEC offers need-based financial aid (such as student loans, grants or work-study) based on FAFSA information.

Q: How long will it take me to finish?

A: This depends on your previous coursework and what major you plan to pursue. It is recommended to submit your college transcripts and schedule a meeting with the transfer coordinator to see how your credits will transfer and apply towards an LEC degree.

Q: I took PSEO courses in high school. Am I considered a transfer?

A: Students who completed college coursework while in high school as part of a dual-enrollment program are not considered transfer students. A transfer student is someone who has been enrolled in a college or university for one full semester or more.

If you have any questions, please contact the Transfer Coordinator and Assistant Director of admission, Brian Ruple, at or 440.375.7053