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Transfer Credit

The following rules govern the evaluation of transfer credit:

  • Credit is usually granted for a course from a college or university accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies if the description of that course matches that of a similar course offered by Lehman College: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Higher Education; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges; Western Association of Schools and Colleges—Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges; and Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
  • Credit for a course at a postsecondary institution not accredited by one of the above-mentioned accrediting bodies, whose description matches that of a similar course offered by Lehman College, is usually granted after a student has completed a minimum of 30 Lehman College credits with a 2.0 cumulative index. The maximum number of credits allowed from such nonaccredited institutions is 32.
  • Courses passed outside the City University system with a grade of D (below 70 percent) will not be credited by Lehman College. They will be included, however, in the cumulative index to determine an applicant's eligibility for admission.
  • In accordance with the policy of the Board of Trustees, holders of associate's degrees from the City University are granted 60 earned community college credits on transfer to a senior college, provided that they have not earned senior college credits prior to attending the community college.
  • Holders of A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees earned outside the City University may be granted up to 60 earned community college credits upon transfer, provided that they have not earned senior college credits prior to attending the community college. A.A.S. degree students' eligibility for admission is based on the index in liberal arts courses.
  • All community college transfer students who transfer without the associate's degree may be granted up to 60 earned community college credits upon transfer, provided that they have not earned senior college credits prior to attending the community college.
  • No transfer student may be granted more than 90 credits toward the degree. Students must satisfy the requirement that 30 credits as well as one-half the credits in the major and half in the minor or half the credits in an interdisciplinary program be completed in residence at Lehman. (See the definition of credits in residence in the section on "Degree Requirements" in this Bulletin, under the heading "Credit Requirements.")

Last modified: 3/11/2014