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Transfer Credit Policy

Registration & Academic Services is the final authority for all matters pertaining to transfer credit. Individuals seeking transfer credit should refer to the appropriate sections listed below.  To receive credit, official transcripts must be submitted to: Registration & Academic Services, 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Students can see awarded transfer credit by viewing their unofficial transcript online through Banner.

Current Undergraduate Students

Current students seeking transfer credit must complete the Undergraduate Student Approval of Transfer Credit form prior to taking a course at another institution. This form must be approved by the related academic department at Lehigh prior to submission to Registration & Academic Services. Although the department may approve the course equivalency, RAS is responsible for determining eligibility in accordance with policies outlined on the form and in the University Catalog.

Full-time students are not permitted to be concurrently enrolled at Lehigh University and another institution without prior approval from the Standing of Students Committee. Students studying abroad must follow the procedures specified by the Study Abroad Office.

Graduate Students

Current and incoming graduate students seeking transfer credit must complete the Graduate Course Credit Transfer Petition and obtain approval from the advisor, Department Chair, and Associate Dean prior to submitting the paperwork to Registration & Academic Services. Graduate students should carefully review the policies listed on the front and back of the petition form prior to requesting transfer credit.

Incoming First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students who completed college coursework prior to enrolling at Lehigh must send an official transcript and course descriptions/syllabi to Admissions or to Registration & Academic Services for evaluation. If coursework was completed through a dual-enrollment program, students must complete the First-Year Approval of Transfer Credit in conjunction with the credit awarding college or university. Forms completed by the high school will not be accepted. Courses must have been taught by a faculty member of the credit awarding institution and must be eligible for use toward a degree at the institution in order to be eligible for credit evaluation at Lehigh. Upon confirmation of transfer eligibility, courses will be referred to the appropriate Lehigh academic department for review.

Transfer Students

Official transcripts and course descriptions/syllabi must be submitted to the Admissions Office to begin the transfer credit evaluation process. All descriptions/syllabi will be referred to the appropriate academic department at Lehigh for review. Students who have not submitted a deposit to Lehigh can check on the status of transfer credit by contacting the Admissions Office. Students who have deposited and will be attending Lehigh can view awarded transfer credit by reviewing an unofficial transcript through Banner. For more information, refer to the Admissions Transfer Student Website.