Lakewood University

Transferring Credit

Transfer Credit Procedure

Lakewood University is dedicated to empowering students to be lifelong learners. In accordance with this, Lakewood encourages students who have earned college credits in the past to speak with an admissions representative about transferring those credits toward their Lakewood University degree program.


  1. Discussion about the transferability of credits earned in the past begins during the admissions process. If a student wishes to have earned credits evaluated for transferability, the admissions representative will send the student’s unofficial transcripts* to the Vice President of Instruction & Compliance.
  2. Transcript evaluations follow best practices set by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars (AACRAO) on the following:
  • Course equivalencies
  • Minimum grades accepted
  • Credit limits
  • Accreditation parameters and requirements
  1. Typically, students will receive an email from the VP of Instruction & Compliance within 72 hours. This email includes:
  • The course credits accepted for transfer
  • The courses the student will take in the first semester of the degree program
  • A breakdown of the course equivalencies used to justify the decision on credit transfer

The student’s admissions representative will be copied on the email so they can ensure the student is enrolled in the proper courses as they begin the degree program.

  1. Upon receiving the student’s official transcripts, the Vice President of Instruction & Compliance will enter the transfer credits into the student record.


*The student must provide the official transcripts within their first semester or first sixteen weeks of their enrollment

Transfer Credit Requirements 

All transfer credits must come from an accredited college or university.

Lakewood University accepts transfer credit toward the completion of its degree programs. Students may receive credit for up to 75% of their degree program as a combination of transfer credits from other institutions. Students may receive credit for 15 courses out of 20 (45 credit hours out of 60) as transfer credits.

Transfer credits must not be more than 10 years old.

Students must have received a grade of “C” or better in the equivalent course.

Lakewood University does NOT accept transfer credit for the following courses: Introduction to Business, Interpersonal Communications, Business Law, American Government, and Introduction to Computers.

No credits will be awarded for on-the-job training, including specialized training, certificates received, etc., unless evaluated by the American Council for Education (ACE).

Credits transferred from another school are NOT factored into a student’s G.P.A. at Lakewood University.

**Note for International Prospective Students: Foreign transcripts for comparable college-level courses completed in a country other than the United States must be evaluated by an outside credential evaluation company to determine U.S. equivalency before they are submitted to Lakewood University. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( members are acceptable sources for foreign credential evaluation and translation services. Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

**Note about transferring Lakewood University creditAcceptance of Lakewood University credits/clock hours for the transfer to another institution is determined solely by the receiving institution.