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Transfer of Credit

Transfer of graduate credit from other institutions is evaluated on an individual basis and may include courses using both traditional and alternative modes of delivery. Normally a student is prohibited from transferring more than the equivalent of 10 semester hours. The amount of transfer credit accepted by individual programs may vary. Usually only credits earned in the five years prior to admission are considered for transfer credit. Courses requested for transfer into an applicant’s degree program at Lewis & Clark College must be from an accredited institution and have a minimum grade of B, or a grade of CR or “pass” from an institution that provides documentation that a CR or pass grade represents a grade of B or higher.

To have previous coursework evaluated for transfer credit, students must submit an official transcript or transcripts documenting the coursework. The Graduate School of Education and Counseling must receive any such transcripts within 30 days of formal admission to the College for the student to be considered for transfer credit.

Credits transfer applied to Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices commission licensure concentrations (nondegree) may be exempt from the restrictions described above. Students should consult the appropriate adviser.

To petition for transfer credit a student should complete the Petition for Transfer Credit and submit it to their Academic Advisor or Academic Department for consideration. When transfer credit is awarded the student will be sent an email with an attached Transfer Equivalency Report. The report will show the courses transferred and the equivalent courses granted at LC along with the number of hours awarded.

If you have any questions please call us at 503-768-6030 or email at


Petition for Transfer Credit [PDF]


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