What is a transfer student?

At Lander, an applicant is considered a transfer student if he or she has attended another post-secondary institution in any capacity after completion of high school, regardless of whether or not the student earned credit at that institution. Of our diverse population, approximately 300 students transfer to Lander each year. The majority of our transfer students come from community or technical colleges.

Transfer Admissions Requirements

Students who have earned 24 semester hours or more of college-level work:

  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the last college attended.
  • Earned at least 12 semester hours at the last college attended; if not, all transcripts from previous institutions will be reviewed
  • Official college transcripts sent directly from each institution attended
  • Eligible to return to all previous institutions

Students who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college-level work and are
under 21 years of age:

  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the last college attended.
  • Earned at least 12 semester hours at the last college attended; if not, all transcripts from previous institutions will be reviewed
  • Official college transcripts sent directly from each institution attended
  • Eligible to return to all previous institutions
  • Must meet freshman admissions requirements

How to Apply

In order to complete your application file, follow these simple steps below:

Students who have earned 24 semester hours of college-level credit:

  • complete a paper or online application
  • pay the $35 application fee
  • submit final official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • be academically eligible to return to all institutions
    previously attended
  • submit final official high school transcript
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Students who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college-level credit:

  • complete a paper or online application
  • pay the $35 application fee
  • submit final official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • be academically eligible to return to all institutions
    previously attended
  • submit final official high school transcript
  • submit official SAT or ACT scores

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Upon acceptance to Lander University, each college transcript will be evaluated. Once completed, the student will receive an email stating that their transfer credits are posted to their Bearcat Web account for online viewing.

The list of transfer credits is part of a database containing the Lander University course equivalencies for a number of accredited institutions nationwide. Please be advised the list of transfer credits is only a history of how courses have transferred to Lander, and does not represent a comprehensive list of transferable coursework for any school. The listing for each college shows course equivalencies only, and does not reflect any differences in credit hours between institutions.

A maximum of 64 semester hours of transfer work from regionally accredited community colleges may apply toward graduation requirements at Lander. For an individual course to be considered as transfer credit, a grade of “C” or better must be attained. No credit is awarded for developmental courses. It is important to note that even though a course may be acceptable as a transfer course, it may not be applicable to a specific Lander major, program or degree.

To view a current listing of two-year and four-year college transfer equivalencies by institutions, visit the South Carolina Transfer and Articulation Center.

Please contact the Office of Admissions for any questions regarding courses not listed, transfer equivalencies, or questions about transferring to Lander at admissions@lander.edu, 1.888.4LANDER, or locally at 864.388.8307.