Transferring Credit

If you’re considering transferring to Lipscomb from another college, one of your main concerns is probably transferring your credits — how smoothly will the college credit you’ve earned so far transfer to your new school?

At Lipscomb University, courses are generally accepted 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 general guidelines for accepting transfer credits. We’ve outlined these guidelines here to help you assess your academic situation.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AP credits and CLEP testing will be accepted according to the tables and guidelines in the catalog.
  • 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. Learn more here.
  • 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.

Regardless of where you are transferring from, please take a moment to review Lipscomb’s general education requirements and consider how your previous course work may correspond:

  • English Composition 1
  • English Composition 2
  • Literature
  • Intro to Communication (must be speech based)
  • Mathematics
  • Science with lab (General Biology, A&P, Microbiology)
  • One more Math or Science based class (to fulfill Integrated Math & Science)
  • History (excluding State Histories ex: Tennessee History)
  • Social Science (General Psychology, General Sociology, Government, Economics)
  • Physical Education Activities (2)

Use this online tool to find out what credits are likely to transfer.