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Transfer Student

An applicant who has previously attended another regionally accredited postsecondary institution(s) is considered a transfer student. Official transcripts from these institutions should be mailed directly to:

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Admissions Office
P. O. Box 1418
Andalusia, AL 36420

In addition, the following items are also required:
 - a completed LBWCC Application for Admission 
 - an acceptable form of identification and documentation of Alabama residency for those applicants claiming in-state status for tuition purposes (for example, an Alabama driver’s license)
 - COMPASS Placement Test results or ACT scores of 20 or higher in English, reading, and mathematics. Transfer students who have completed degree-creditable, college-level English or mathematics courses with a grade of “C” or better will exempt the COMPASS requirement. Transcripts are required documenting these courses before a transfer student is exempted from the COMPASS test.
 - all male students between the ages of 18 and 26 must have registered with the U.S. Selective Service System
 - other documents required of first-time students may also be required

Applicants with the above credentials are considered “degree eligible”.

Transfer student applicants who have earned the baccalaureate degree will be required to submit only the transcript from the institution granting the baccalaureate degree; however, if additional coursework completed at another college is needed to fulfill an LBWCC degree or certificate requirement, official transcripts from that college will also be required.

General Principles For Transfer of Credit

Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward an undergraduate program must represent collegiate coursework relevant to the formal award, with course course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in the College's own undergraduate formal award programs.  In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, recognized guides which aid in the evaluation of credit will be used.  Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs.

A course complete at other regionally accredited postsecondary institutions with a passing grade will be accepted for transfer as potentially creditable toward graduation requirements.

A transfer student from a collegiate institution not accredited by the appropriate regional association, or the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges may request an evaluation of transfer credits after completing 15 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.

A transfer grade of "D" will only be accepted when the transfer student's cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above at the time of admission. If the student has a cumulative 2.0 or above, the "D" grade will be accepted the same as for native students.

Credit may be extended based on a comprehensive evaluation of demonstrated and documented competencies and previous formal training.

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.