Transfer credit evaluations
Transfer credit is awarded for courses successfully completed at a regionally accredited institution or an institution whose accrediting organization is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Awarding transfer credit
To make your transition to Lynn University as easy and seamless as possible, use the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) to locate course descriptions and equivalences from previous institutions. If your institution isn't listed, contact the transfer office for assistance.
Official transcripts from each institution attended must be submitted to the Office of Admission in order to complete a formal transfer evaluation. Once this process is complete, you'll receive notification of the number of credits that will transfer to Lynn University.
Preliminary evaluations can be performed on unofficial transcripts. A final decision is made once official documents have been received and reviewed. An evaluation by an outside agency is completed for transcripts for international students and transcripts from outside the US.
Transfer credit and GPA
For admission and scholarship purposes only, we calculate a transfer GPA based on all courses taken at previous institutions. Once enrolled, we calculate your GPA based on only those grades you earn at Lynn.
Any course that was successfully completed at another institution may be accepted at Lynn University once a transfer credit evaluation is completed and equivalencies are determined. All undergraduate students must complete a total of 30 credits at Lynn in order to receive a Lynn University degree.
Save time and money with LearningCounts. Use this program to develop a learning portfolio featuring your professional experience, and earn up to 30 academic credits—25 percent of your entire degree. Portfolios can feature work experience and job skills; employer training programs; military service; independent study; volunteer and community service; other training and job skills.
Lynn’s graduate programs accept a maximum of nine transfer credits from another higher education institution. Professional certificates are not considered.
For more information on credits for military training, please visit our veteran's page.
Lynn will accept credits earned for students transferring with an associate degree from an accredited two-year institution, including all Florida public state and community colleges.
Lynn has various partnerships that allow Lynn students to acquire unique skills and earn innovative degrees through taking courses at Lynn and with other organizations. Credit earned through these partnerships are transferred back to Lynn on a program-by-program basis. Learn more.
Undergraduate transfer equivalencies
Credits from other institutions can often count toward the required courses from our core curriculum, the Dialogues of Learning. The grid below helps students find Dialogue courses that are equivalent to credit earned at previous institutions.
|Dialogues of Belief and Reason|
|Philosophy, religion, ethics, logic, humanities, literature or other with dean approval|
English Writing Composition (200 level)
|Dialogues of Justice and Civic Life|
|Political science, government, state/country/world/ancient/American history, law, civilization,English/writing/composition (100 level) or other with dean approval|
|Dialogues of Self & Society|
|Psychology, art history, sociology, writing, women's studies, geography, anthropology, music/art/dance/film/theatre appreciation, culture, or other with dean approval|
|Dialogues of Quantitative Reasoning|
|100 level||100-level college math or college algebra|
|200 level||Probability and statistics|
|300 level||Upper level college math, applied qualitative methods, research methods or financial analysis|
|Dialogues of Scientific Literacy|
|100 level||Any 100-level science course|
|200 level||Any 200-level science course|
|300/400 level||Any upper-level course that explores issues of science from a disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective|