Transferring to LWTech

Transfer Credit Process 

Enrollment Services staff will evaluate your transcript based on your current program of study, specifically looking for courses that satisfy LWTech Academic Core requirements (see the note below for the types of courses that can transfer to satisfy Academic Core requirements) and/or prerequisite requirements for one of our Selective Admissions programs (BTAD, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Nursing).

Due to high demand for evaluation services, students are encouraged to submit official transcripts at the time they apply to LWTech. Evaluation results will be available 2-4 weeks after the receipt of official transcripts. The total number of credits transferred in and the institution from which the credits were transferred will be posted to your LWTech transcript. The results of the evaluation can be viewed by running a Degree Audit (SID and PIN required) for your current program of study.

If you would like to go over your transcripts with an adviser, bring the sealed transcripts or an unofficial copy to Advising. They will unofficially evaluate your credits and help you with course selection.

Please note, academic classes can only be accepted from regionally accredited institutions. Technical coursework from regionally and non-regionally accredited institutions may be accepted based on individual faculty review. Students may be required to  provide course syllabi and/or pass a demonstration of skill assessment in order to receive credit for classes. In all cases, transferring in technical coursework must be accompanied by a Substitution Form.

Advanced Placement

Students who complete college-level work in high school may receive credit at LWTech based on scores on the Advanced Placement examination administered by the College Board. In all subject areas, credit is awarded for scores of 3 or higher.

LWTech will award transfer credits for these AP exams.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP provides students the opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge obtained in non-traditional settings (self study, job training, internships, personal interest, etc.) Additional information about CLEP exams can be found at theCollege Board. Information about taking CLEP exams at LWTech can be found at our Assessment Center.

LWTech will award transfer credit to students who pass the following subject exams:

Subject Exam
Minimum
Passing Score
Credit Awarded*
Gen ED

American Government

50

ADHS 091 (5 cr)

None

Calculus

50

MATH& 151 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

College Composition

50

ENGL& 101 (5 cr)

Written Communication

College Algebra

50

MATH& 111 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

College Mathematics

50

MATH& 107 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Human Growth & Development

50

PSYC& 200 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Introductory Business Law

50

BUS& 201 (5 cr)

Social Science

Introductory Psychology

50

PSYC& 100 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Introductory Sociology

50

SOC& 101 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Information Systems & Computer Applications

50

BAS 101 (2 cr)

None

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

ECON& 202 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Principles of Microeconomics

50

ECON& 201 (5 cr)

Social Sciences

Pre-Calculus

50

MATH& 141 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Spanish Language Level 1

50

SPAN& 121 (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish Language Level 2

62

SPAN& 122 (5 cr)

Humanities

*Passing the CLEP exams listed above counts as transfer credit and does not count as actual credit earned at LWTech. Transferability of these courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Please consult with those institutions regarding their CLEP policy.

International Baccalaureate

Students who complete the International Baccalaureate program may receive credit at LWTech based on the scores of the Higher Level exams. In most subject areas, credit is awarded for scores of 5 or higher. For questions, contactEnrollment Services.

Subject Exam

Minimum Passing
Score

Credit Awarded*

Gen Ed

Anthropology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Arabic Language

5

Elective 5 (cr)

Humanities

Biology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Chemistry

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Computer Science & Engineering

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Economics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Economics

6, 7

ECON& 200 and
ECON& 201 (10 cr)

Social Science

English

5

Elective

Humanities

Environmental Science

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

French

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Geography

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

German

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

History, African

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, American

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, European

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Italian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Japanese

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Mathematics

5, 6

MATH& 141 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Mathematics

7

MATH& 151 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Philosophy

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Physics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Psychology

5

PSYC& 100 (5 cr)

Social Science

Russian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 121 (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 122 and
SPAN& 123 (10 cr)

Humanities

Theatre Arts

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

*The International Baccalaureate Higher Level exams listed above count as transfer credit and do not count as actual credit earned at LWTech. Transferability of these courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Please consult with those institutions regarding their IB policy.

Students who complete the International Baccalaureate program may receive credit at LWTech based on the scores of the Higher Level exams. In most subject areas, credit is awarded for scores of 5 or higher. For questions, contactEnrollment Services.

Subject Exam

Minimum Passing
Score

Credit Awarded*

Gen Ed

Anthropology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Arabic Language

5

Elective 5 (cr)

Humanities

Biology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Chemistry

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Computer Science & Engineering

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Economics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Economics

6, 7

ECON& 200 and
ECON& 201 (10 cr)

Social Science

English

5

Elective

Humanities

Environmental Science

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

French

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Geography

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

German

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

History, African

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, American

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, European

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Italian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Japanese

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Mathematics

5, 6

MATH& 141 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Mathematics

7

MATH& 151 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Philosophy

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Physics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Psychology

5

PSYC& 100 (5 cr)

Social Science

Russian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 121 (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 122 and
SPAN& 123 (10 cr)

Humanities

Theatre Arts

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

*The International Baccalaureate Higher Level exams listed above count as transfer credit and do not count as actual credit earned at LWTech. Transferability of these courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Please consult with those institutions regarding their IB policy.

Students who complete the International Baccalaureate program may receive credit at LWTech based on the scores of the Higher Level exams. In most subject areas, credit is awarded for scores of 5 or higher. For questions, contactEnrollment Services.

Subject Exam

Minimum Passing
Score

Credit Awarded*

Gen Ed

Anthropology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Arabic Language

5

Elective 5 (cr)

Humanities

Biology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Chemistry

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Computer Science & Engineering

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Economics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Economics

6, 7

ECON& 200 and
ECON& 201 (10 cr)

Social Science

English

5

Elective

Humanities

Environmental Science

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

French

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Geography

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

German

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

History, African

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, American

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, European

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Italian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Japanese

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Mathematics

5, 6

MATH& 141 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Mathematics

7

MATH& 151 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Philosophy

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Physics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Psychology

5

PSYC& 100 (5 cr)

Social Science

Russian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 121 (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 122 and
SPAN& 123 (10 cr)

Humanities

Theatre Arts

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

*The International Baccalaureate Higher Level exams listed above count as transfer credit and do not count as actual credit earned at LWTech. Transferability of these courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Please consult with those institutions regarding their IB policy.

 

Students who complete the International Baccalaureate program may receive credit at LWTech based on the scores of the Higher Level exams. In most subject areas, credit is awarded for scores of 5 or higher. For questions, contact Enrollment Services.

Subject Exam
Minimum Passing
Score
Credit Awarded*
Gen Ed

Anthropology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Arabic Language

5

Elective 5 (cr)

Humanities

Biology

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Chemistry

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Computer Science & Engineering

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Economics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Economics

6, 7

ECON& 200 and
ECON& 201 (10 cr)

Social Science

English

5

Elective

Humanities

Environmental Science

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

French

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Geography

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

German

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

History, African

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, American

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

History, European

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Italian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Japanese

5

Elective (5 cr)

Social Science

Mathematics

5, 6

MATH& 141 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Mathematics

7

MATH& 151 (5 cr)

Quantitative Skills

Philosophy

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Physics

5

Elective (5 cr)

Science

Psychology

5

PSYC& 100 (5 cr)

Social Science

Russian

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 121 (5 cr)

Humanities

Spanish

5

SPAN& 122 and
SPAN& 123 (10 cr)

Humanities

Theatre Arts

5

Elective (5 cr)

Humanities

*The International Baccalaureate Higher Level exams listed above count as transfer credit and do not count as actual credit earned at LWTech. Transferability of these courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Please consult with those institutions regarding their IB policy.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Prior learning is the knowledge and skills gained through: work and life experience; military training and experience; and formal and informal education and training from in-state and out-of-state institutions, including foreign institutions.

LWTech recognizes that students may come to the college with skills and knowledge acquired through prior learning, some of which could meet regular credit course requirements. Identifying credit for prior learning can be accomplished by an assessment process conducted by qualified faculty and may result in a course or several courses being posted to your transcript. Current accreditation standards suggest that no more than 25% of the credits earned through the PLA process may be applied toward degrees or certificates.

Instructions and forms for Prior Learning Assessment

 
Transferring Classes to Satisfy Academic Core Requirements  

The table below provides examples of the types of courses that can transfer to LWTech and satisfy Academic Core requirements. Some programs may require that a specific course be taken to satisfy an Academic Core requirement. Check with your faculty adviser or academic academic program for details.

Please note, academic classes can only be accepted from regionally accredited institutions.

*A specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution or skill area requirement.

Requirement
Types of Courses

Written Communication

Only courses equivalent to ENGL& 101, 102, or 235

Humanities

Art

Music

Philosophy

Foreign Language/American Sign Language

Drama/Theater

Speech

Literature

History*

Quantitative Reasoning

Typically any math course with an intermediate algebra prerequisite

Social Science

History*

Philosophy

Anthropology

Political Science

Economics

Psychology

Geography

Sociology

 
Military Veterans

LWTech welcomes military veterans on campus and encourages students to submit official copies of their Joint Services Transcript (JST) or other official record of military training (such as AARTS, SMART, or CGI) for review to the enrollment services office. If you believe your military training allowed you to gain competency in areas not listed on your JST, consider speaking with your faculty member about the college's Prior Learning Assessment process.