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Transferring Credit

Use our online form to receive a credit evaluation and find out how your hours will transfer.

Check Your Credits

We generally accept courses for transfer if they were earned at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of “C” or higher. While transfer credit is subject to approval from the registrar, the admissions office has a few guidelines for accepting transfer credits.

  • A maximum of 63 semester hours may be transferred from a two-year school. A maximum of 94 semester hours may be transferred from a four-year school.
  • Students are not allowed to transfer more credit per term than they would have been permitted to earn per term at Lipscomb (18 hours).
  • Course credits that are earned in a non-traditional way are subject to evaluation by the registrar and the department chair on a course-by-course basis.
  • Technical or vocational credits are not eligible for transfer.
  • Courses are generally accepted in transfer if they were earned at a regionally accredited college or university and are commonly regarded as a topic of study in the liberal arts.
  • Nashville State Community College and Lipscomb University have a dual admissions agreement. Under this agreement, students who have been admitted to NSCC and meet the specified criteria will be automatically admitted to Lipscomb.
  • Completion of general education credits from Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institutions will be honored provided that the student has completed all requirements for an AS or AA degree OR the student has completed all of the general education requirements at a TBR institution.
  • AP credits and CLEP testing will be accepted according to the following guidelines.
     

Tennessee Transfer Pathways

The following major programs have agreements to transfer credit from any Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) community college to Lipscomb University.  Each major’s transfer pathway and course equivalencies are outlined at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Major Area

Accounting

Art

Biology

Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Early Childhood Education

Electrical Engineering

English

Exercise Science

Foreign Languages

History

Information & Tech Applications

Management

Mass Communications

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Nursing

Nutrition

Physical Education

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Social Work

Special Education

Theater

Degree Program

BS, BBA

BA

BS

BS

BS

BS

BS

BS

BA Writing Track, BA Literature Track

BS

BA

BA

BS

BBA

BA, BS

BS

BS

BS

BS

BS

BS

BA

BA, BS

BA, BS

BS

BA