Students may request to apply credit for coursework taken at other institutions toward the completion of their Lincoln College-Normal degree. An official transcript from the previous institution is required for the consideration of any course transfer. The Office of the Registrar will review all courses that are submitted for transfer credit and determine which credits may be transferred. If all the work completed by a student at any other regionally accredited college averages 2.0 or better, courses in which the student earned a D may be accepted for transfer credit. If not, a maximum of 6 hours of D level work may be accepted as transfer credit for students who were admitted to Lincoln College- Normal by the fall semester of 2004 or later. Although transfer hours are applied to the total number of hours needed for graduation, only those hours earned at Lincoln College will be used to compute a student’s cumulative grade point average.
Courses articulated by Lincoln College as specific Lincoln College courses for a particular student are identified by the Registrar, listed in the student’s official file, and added in the appropriate section on the student’s official graduation audit. Those courses which do not articulate as an equivalent Lincoln College course are counted as elective credits in most degrees. Degree programs have differing curriculum. Associate’s degree-seeking students must complete their final 27 credits at Lincoln College. Bachelor’s degree-seeking students generally must complete their last 30 credits at Lincoln College.
Lincoln College-Normal participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). The IAI program is a statewide agreement between participating public, and some private, colleges and universities. It is designed to facilitate timely degree completion for students who transfer between institutions.
Completion of Illinois Articulation Initiative courses at any participating institution may satisfy general education requirements (see programs of study.)
More information about the Illinois Articulation Initiative and participating institutions can be found at www.iTransfer.org.
Generally a maximum of 6 hours of vocational coursework may be applied to the elective portion of any degree granted by Lincoln College-Normal with few exceptions. No transfer coursework is accepted for the Massage Therapy Certificate.
Elective credit hours (36) from the Midwest College of Cosmetology toward the Lincoln College-Normal traditional academic program Associate of Applied Science in Cosmetology degree.
The Health Services Administration degree (delivered only in the ABE Program) allows students to articulate more vocational hours in the Allied Health and Nursing concentrations provided:
- The body of work is satisfactorily completed at either a regionally accredited college of university or at an instructional institution in which the program is accredited by the recognized accrediting agency for that profession.
- The total credits awarded for the concentration do not exceed 18 credit hours.
- The Allied Health Concentration is specific to predetermined, designated professions.
Midwest College of Cosmetology Program Transfer Coursework:
The Midwest College of Cosmetology will not accept more than 250 clock hours from a transfer cosmetology student. After completing all units of study, the Director of Midwest College of Cosmetology will determine how many hours will transfer. No transfer hours are accepted in the Esthetics Program.