Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Transfer Policies

Transfer of Students Between Programs

Students interested in transferring between programs are required to meet with an academic advisor and submit an Internal Transfer Request Form. Transfer requests will be granted on a case-by-case basis and only to students in good academic standing.

Transfer of Students from Other Institutions

Transfers of students from other institutions are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students applying to transfer are required to submit a copy of their transcript and follow the same admissions procedure as new students. They must meet with an academic advisor to discuss required courses and hours for their desired program as well as potential course sequences prior to transfer acceptance. Transfer Credits from outside institutions can only make up 50% of credits applied toward the Associate’s Degree.

Transfer of Credits

Students whose request to transfer between programs is approved will have their credits transferred automatically. Students who are accepted to transfer from other institutions may apply to have their credits transferred if the granting institution is fully licensed and accredited. Course credits are considered individually and students may be asked to submit a copy of the syllabus or other description of the course content in addition to their full academic transcript. In order to transfer, credits must be categorized as either technical or general education, and students who transfer credits must still meet the minimum requirements in each category for their program.

What is transfer credit?

Transfer credit refers to the credit a high school, college, or university grants for prior learning. When you move from one college or university to another, the credit from the courses and degrees you took at the old institutions might or might not be accepted by your new institution. Each educational institution makes its own decisions about accepting transfer credit.

Transferring Credit to LMM

It is the student’s responsibility to send official transcripts from former colleges to the Admissions and Records Office before being admitted. Transcripts received become the property of LMM. You must request transcript evaluations by submitting a transcript evaluation form to the Admissions and Records Office. Transcript evaluation forms may be found at the Admissions and Records Office.

General Regulations Governing Transfer of College Credit
  1. The college from which credit is to be transferred must be accredited either at the national or regional level.
  2. Courses with a letter grade of C or better transfer with the corresponding number of semester hours.
  3. Courses that are not applicable to programs at LMM may not transfer or fulfill degree requirements.
  4. When a course has been repeated for credit, the highest grade and hours will determine the acceptance of the course.
  5. Transfer grades earned at other institutions are not included in computing the cumulative GPA at LMM.
  6. College transcript evaluations are completed within two to four weeks after a transcript evaluation form has been submitted to the Academic Program Manager’s Office. To check the status of an evaluation, a student can contact the Academic Program Manager.


Transfer disputes may arise when a lower-division course is not accepted for credit by an institution of higher education. To qualify as a dispute, the course(s) in question must be offered by the institution denying the credit (receiving institution), or in the case of upper-level institutions, must be published as a lower-division course accepted for fulfilling lower-level requirements. Additionally, the sending institution must challenge the receiving institution’s denial of credit.


If, upon an examination of the applicant’s personal history and a thorough pre-admissions interview, the College considers it probable that the applicant displays a pattern of behavior would be disruptive, LMM may deny admission or may admit on a provisional basis with certain conditions required.


LMM works hard to offer industry-standard courses that are widely accepted by other institutions. If a student wishes to continue on to another institution, our Academic Programs Office will work individually with the student to navigate the transference of maximum credits to the receiving institution.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements, or partnerships, between two or more Colleges and Universities. It is an official guarantee that classes completed at one school will be accepted when a student transfers to another school. Articulation agreements are essentially a partnership between two institutions to recognize credits toward a degree.

LMM is working to formalize agreements with several schools in the greater Cleveland area, as well as across the state of Ohio. Once finalized, list of Articulated Institutions will appear below, and will be updated every quarter with the re-publishing of the Course Catalog.