Admissions requirements for transfer students that
provide for acceptance of coursework, completed at
other regionally accredited colleges or
postsecondary technical institutions, are as
Only those courses completed at other regionally
accredited colleges or postsecondary technical
institutions, with a minimum grade of C will
be accepted for transfer.
Credit extended to an applicant will be granted
based on a comprehensive evaluation of the
applicants demonstrated and documented
competencies and formal training. All transfer
students must complete a specific portion of a
selected program of study at Lawson State to
receive a degree or certificate. (See
catalog for details.)
Transfer students whose cumulative grade point
average is less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will be
admitted ONLY on academic probation and will
adhere to the same probation and suspension
requirements as returning students at Lawson
State Community College.
Any applicant who is on temporary academic
suspension from another postsecondary
institution may be considered for admission upon
appeal to the Dean of Students in writing.
Students from other institutions who are on
permanent academic suspension after 12 months
will be admitted on probation.
Any applicant who has been suspended from
another institution for disciplinary reasons
will not be considered unless appealed to the
Dean of Students.
students are required to submit official
transcripts from all regionally accredited
postsecondary institutions attended.
Students who have earned fewer than 24 semester
hours or 36-quarter hours must also submit a
high school transcript and meet freshman
admission standards (first-time college student).
Transfer students who hold a bachelor's degree
must submit the transcript from the institution
granting the degree. However, transfer
credits are evaluated from original transcripts
only. Please provide official transcripts
from each institution attended if transfer
credit is desired.
Acceptance of credits and application of credits to
a special degree program are two separate
processes. Students MUST consult an academic
advisor for degree applicability within the desired
degree program. However, students must demonstrate
completion of prerequisites before permitted to
register in certain courses. Please consult
your advisor regarding how transfer credits may or
may not apply to your curriculum by reviewing your
All admissions material must be on file in the
Office of Admissions by the end of the
student's first semester of enrollment at Lawson
State. Students will not be allowed to enroll the
second semester until all requirements have been
/ submit an application for admission to either
Admissions Office location or use the online
application for admission.
In writing, request official transcripts from each
college you previously attended. If you have
24 or more semester hours / 36 or more quarter
hours, only your college transcripts are required.
If you completed college level math and / or English
courses at a regionally accredited institution and
earned "C" or higher, you may be exempt from the
Compass placement assessment. Check the
Proceed to the pre-registration / registration
process by visiting a counselor during assigned