2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 14, 2018  
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transferring to Lakeland


Students who wish to transfer to Lakeland from another college/university must be in good academic standing and must submit official academic transcripts from all other colleges/universities attended. Only those courses similar to Lakeland University courses in which the student has earned a grade of “C” or better will transfer. Grades earned at other colleges/universities are not included in the Lakeland University GPA.

The Lakeland credit unit is the semester hour, which is equivalent to 1.5 quarter hours. All work completed at other colleges will be converted to semester hours when evaluating transferable credits.

Upon acceptance to Lakeland, transfer applicants will receive an evaluation of their transferable credits with a listing of the courses required to complete a Lakeland University degree. All transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework at Lakeland University in order to earn a Lakeland degree.

Transfer Application Process

Students who wish to transfer to Lakeland University must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  1. An Application for Admission.
  2. Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities. Such transcripts must either be sent directly to Lakeland University from the transfer institution or brought to Lakeland in a sealed envelope.
  3. Military transcripts, if applicable.
  4. ACT or SAT scores and high school transcripts for those applicants who have completed less than one year (30 credits) of college-level work.
  5. Evidence of English proficiency.  This may be demonstrated by completion of a high school degree or equivalency in English, or earned a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours of transferable post-secondary coursework taught in English.  If the applicant does not have evidence of English proficiency, refer to the information outlined in the international student admission section under letter a. above.

Note: Students majoring in Education, seeking admission into the Lakeland University teacher certification program, must also submit ACT or SAT scores at least two years before registering for student teaching and one year before applying for admission to student teaching.

Transfer Eligibility

Individuals who have earned a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher will be considered for admission to Lakeland University. Students who have earned a cumulative college GPA of less than 2.0 may also be considered for admission if they have completed 30 or fewer semester hours of college work and would have been qualified for admission to Lakeland on the basis of their high school records. If final, official records are not on file at least one week prior to the start of Lakeland University classes, new transfer students will be asked to obtain and submit unofficial copies of records and/or grade slips before being allowed to register. Registration for subsequent terms will not be allowed until the application file is complete.

Transferring from Two-Year Schools

The college-level work of students transferring from accredited two-year colleges/universities or technical schools will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Lakeland University accepts up to 72 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of accredited two-year schools. Students majoring in Early Childhood through Middle Childhood Education may be allowed to exceed the limitation on transfer credit from two-year institutions provided such credit is completed after their initial entry into Lakeland University and is part of their Early Childhood Education requirements.

Transferring as an Associate Degree Graduate

Associate degree graduates from approved two-year college/university or technical school programs will receive approximately two years of college credit when transferring to Lakeland. Lakeland University accepts up to 72 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of approved two-year programs.

Transferring from Four-Year Schools

The college-level work of students transferring from accredited four-year colleges will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Lakeland University accepts up to 90 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of accredited four-year schools.

Transferring with a Completed Bachelor’s Degree

Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree at another institution and wish to earn an additional bachelor’s degree at Lakeland University will be required to complete the coursework for the appropriate Lakeland major and, except for education majors, will be exempted from Lakeland’s Interdisciplinary Studies requirements. As with all other transfer students, those who are enrolling for a second degree at Lakeland must complete at least 30 semester hours of Lakeland coursework to earn a Lakeland degree.

Adult Student Admission

Students who do not immediately attend college after graduating from high school are termed “adult.” Adult applicants who have graduated from high school within the past three years must submit ACT or SAT test scores and high school transcripts with their application. Adult applicants who have been out of high school three years or more and whose grade-point-average was 2.0 or greater are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores. The applications of adult applicants whose grade-point-averages are less than 2.0 will be reviewed by an Admissions Committee and additional materials may be requested.

Transferring from a Closing College

Students transferring from accredited colleges which have been forced to discontinue their academic program offerings may transfer up to 90 semester hours of coursework. Lakeland will accept all coursework credited to the student at the closing institution and will require the student to meet all applicable Lakeland requirements for the completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Taking Courses at Other Colleges

Lakeland students who wish to take a course at another college while enrolled at Lakeland must receive written permission prior to taking the coursework if the credits are to be applied to a Lakeland degree. Forms for obtaining such advance written permission are available from the Office of the Registrar. If a student is taking coursework at another college concurrently with his or her enrollment in Lakeland courses, the total course load may not exceed 18 semester hours in any term. Registration for more than 18 credits may be permitted by the Provost, if the student has a 3.0 GPA and if other conditions make the overload advisable. Only grades of “C” or better will transfer. Coursework taken through other colleges will not be included in the Lakeland GPA.

Credit and Advanced Placement by Examination

Lakeland accepts College Board Advanced Placement Examination (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) tests as a service to students who wish to earn credit for college-level achievement. On most tests, enrolling students who achieve a score of 3 or higher on an AP, a score of 4 or higher on all Higher Level IB exams, and 55 or higher on a CLEP or DANTES exam may be awarded college credit and will be exempted from the equivalent Lakeland course requirement. Students may not receive AP, IB, CLEP or DANTES credit for any subject area in which they have already taken college coursework. Students who have completed 85 or more semester hours of college coursework are not eligible for AP, IB, CLEP or DANTES credit. Lakeland allows a maximum of 30 semester hours of credit through equivalency exams.

CLEP tests fall into two categories: (1) General Exams, and (2) Subject Area Exams.

The General Exams in English composition, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences/history are designed to assess knowledge of fundamental facts, concepts, and basic principles as well as the ability to perceive relationships.

The following specific CLEP exams may be used to satisfy Lakeland University course requirement(s):

CLEP Title

Credits Awarded

Lakeland University Equivalent

Required Score

Business and Computer Science

Financial Accounting

3

ACC 210 Financial Accounting Principles

55

Information Systems

3

CPS 100 Introduction to Computers

55

 

Introductory Business Law

3

BUS 410 Business Law I

55

Principles of Management

3

BUS 330 Management Principles

55

Principles of Marketing

3

BUS 350 Marketing Principles

55

Composition

College Composition

3

GEN 110 College Composition I:  Academic Writing; Exemption from GEN 110 College Composition I:  Academic Writing

55

Foreign Languages

French Language

4-8

Level 1 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (4 crs)
Level 2 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (8 crs)

55

German Language

4-8

Level 1 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (4 crs)
Level 2 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (8 crs)

55

Spanish Language

4-8

Level 1 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (4 crs)
Level 2 - Exemption from World Languages requirement (8 crs)

55

Humanities and Social Sciences

American Government

3

POL 221 American Government I; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

American Literature

3

ENG 220 Introduction to American Literature; Exemption from Literature and Writing requirement

55

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

3

Elective; Exemption from Literature and Writing requirement

55

English Literature

3

Elective; Exemption from Literature and Writing requirement

55

History of the United States I:  Early Colonization to 1877

3

HIS 111 United States History I; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

History of the United States II:  1865 to the Present

3

HIS 112 United States History II; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

Human Growth and Development

3

EDUP 330 Human Growth and Development; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement; Does not apply to Education majors

55

Humanities

3

Elective

55

Introduction to Educational Psychology

3

EDUP 230 Educational Psychology; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement; Does not apply to Education majors

55

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECN 220 Principles of Macroeconomics; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement

55

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECN 230 Principles of Microeconomics; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement

55

Introductory Psychology

3

PSY 200 General Psychology; Exemption from Social Science requirement

55

Introductory Sociology

3

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology; Exemption from Social Sciences requirement

55

Social Sciences and History

3

Elective

55

Western Civilization I:  Ancient Near East to 1648

3

Elective; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

Western Civilization II:  1648 to Present

3

Elective; Exemption from History and Political Science requirement

55

Science and Mathematics

Biology

4

BIO 100 Introduction to Biology; Exemption from Natural Sciences requirement

55

Calculus

4

MAT 231 Calculus I; Exemption from Mathematics requirement

55

Chemistry

4

CHM 131 Principles of Chemistry; Exemption from Natural Sciences requirement

55

College Algebra

3

MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra

55

College Mathematics

3

MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra

55

Natural Sciences

3

Elective

55

Precalculus

3

MAT 162 Precalculus; Exemption from Mathematics requirement

55

Retroactive Credit for Foreign Language Study

Students who complete a Lakeland University foreign language course above the first-semester level with a grade of “B” or better will also receive credit for all foreign language courses that are the prerequisite to that course. Retroactive credit is awarded to only those students who are studying a language that is not their native language. A maximum of 14 semester hours, not including the completed course, may be awarded. The course taken to earn retroactive credit must be the student’s first college course in the language.