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. The majority of our transfer students come from the community or technical colleges.


Transfer Admissions Requirements

Students who have earned 12 semester hours or more of college-level work (post high school graduation):

  • 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 12 semester hours of college-level work (post high school graduation) and are under 21 years of age must also meet freshman admissions requirements. 


How to Apply

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

  • complete a paper or online application
  • submit final official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • be academically eligible to return to all institutions
    previously attended
  • submit final official high school transcript



Application Deadlines

Domestic Students:

  • Fall semester – August 1
  • Spring Semester – December 15
  • Summer Semester – May 1


After Application is Complete

When will I receive a decision?

Applications are reviewed and decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students typically receive information about their admission status approximately two to three weeks after all materials are received in the Office of Admissions.

How do I reserve my space at Lander?

Lander will email an online commit form to students after they have been accepted. Students must complete the form or email by May 1. All accepted students who are confirmed and registered for housing by May 1 are guaranteed housing.

How do I appeal my admissions decision?

All new students can appeal their admissions decisions to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, Dr. Todd Gambill.  Students can contact him at or (864) 388-8183.

Whom should I contact if I have a question?

Contact Kenneth Calliham, assistant director of transfer admissions, with questions related to applying and enrolling at 1-888-4LANDER or e-mail


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.

Please review the transfer credit guidelines below:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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, 1-888-4LANDER, or locally at 864-388-8307.