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2015-2016 Catalog

Transfer Students

Lafayette welcomes applications for the fall and spring semesters from students wishing to transfer from other institutions. All applicants must have a high school diploma (or GED) and be in good standing at their current institution. The College does not specify a minimum grade point average for consideration as a transfer student, but the majority of those offered admission present strong records of achievement.

Students who transfer from a regionally accredited institution may be granted credit toward a Lafayette degree for courses which are consistent with the goals of the candidate's academic program at Lafayette and in which the candidate has achieved a grade of C or higher (2.0 on a 4.0 scale). Transfer students are expected to spend a minimum of two academic years in residence to be eligible for graduation.

The maximum of transfer credit that may be awarded to Bachelor of Arts degree candidates is 16 Lafayette semester courses. For Bachelor of Science degree candidates, the maximum transfer credits that may be awarded is one-half the number of semester courses in the degree program. Normally, at least one half of the courses to be applied toward the major must be taken at Lafayette.