Transfer credits

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).

Official transcripts from each institution attended must be submitted in order for the Office of the Registrar to complete a formal transfer evaluation. Courses completed outside of the United States require students to submit an official foreign credential evaluation and translation along with their official transcripts. Each transfer evaluation is reviewed by the Office for Academic Affairs and/or appropriate college faculty.

A course evaluated as equivalent to a Lynn course is accepted as that course. A course evaluated as not equivalent is accepted as an elective. If a preliminary evaluation is completed for a student based on an unofficial transcript, that evaluation will not be considered final until official documentation is received and reviewed for accuracy.

Although credits transfer in from other institutions, grades do not. Transfer courses are listed on the transcript with a grade of “T.” A student’s Lynn grade point average is based solely on courses completed at Lynn University.

Undergraduate student transfer policy

Any course that was successfully completed at another institution may be accepted. All undergraduate students must complete at least 25 percent of the degree at Lynn in order to receive their degree.

Lynn University also accepts credit for AP, CLEP, International Baccalaureate and University of Cambridge Exam credits. Please submit official transcripts for review.

Graduate student transfer policy

No more than 25 percent of the degree will be accepted as transfer credit and they must meet the following criteria:

  • The course(s) must be at the graduate level;
  • The course(s) must have a grade of B or better and be taken no more than four years prior to admission to Lynn University.

Doctoral student transfer policy

No more than 25 percent of the degree will be accepted as trasnfer credit and they must meet the following criteria:

  • The course(s) must be at the doctoral level;
  • The course(s) must have a grade of B or better and be taken no more than four years prior to admission to Lynn University.

​Transfer of credit procedure​

Requests for transfer of credits should be directed in writing to the faculty advisor or degree program coordinator. Appropriate documentation should accompany the request and include an official transcript and one or more of the following: a course description, a catalog, a syllabus for the course or completed written assignments for the course.

Permission to study at other institutions

Students who desire to attend another collegiate institution while enrolled at Lynn University and want to ensure that those credits will apply to their Lynn University degree program must complete the transient form and obtain the appropriate signatures. Only credit hours transfer, not grades.

Transient form