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Transfer Students

A strong start deserves a strong finish.

At Lenoir-Rhyne, your possibilities are limitless. We offer more than 55 undergraduate degrees and 20 graduate programs to meet your specific interests and ambition. And our inclusive campus opens the door to a world of different cultures, perspectives and ideas.

At LR, you’ll experience the benefits of a private liberal arts university—small classes, close relationships with professors focused on your success, internship opportunities and career preparation.

Bear Bound

The Bear Bound program provides students from 14 local and regional community colleges with a seamless and affordable pathway to a four-year degree. The program enhances student pathways and removes the obstacles transfer students often face when seeking a bachelor’s degree.

And, with a combination of merit and need-based financial aid, a Lenoir-Rhyne education is now more affordable than ever.

Be a part of Lenoir-Rhyne while still enrolled at your community college. Co-Admission students receive a LR student ID card, allowing you to engage with our student body and campus experience before transferring.

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Take the Next Step

Achieve your education and career goals. Transfer to LR where your ambition and dedication will prepare you for real-world experiences. Our enrollment counselors are here to help you explore your options from the moment you step on campus.

Complete our request for information form to get started with your personalized transfer consultation. Next, schedule a visit to take a campus tour and meet one-on-one with a professor. You’ll soon discover how life-changing your LR experience will be in helping you realize your career goals.

Once you are admitted to Lenoir-Rhyne you will receive a transfer credit evaluation that shows the LR course equivalences for your previous coursework. If you would like to start the application process, you can apply now.  

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Ataysha Fininen

I would describe the LR community as diverse and very inclusive; everyone has the opportunity to be involved in anything that they want to since there are so many different clubs and organizations.

Ataysha Fininen '22, Psychology

Transfer Your College Credits

Lenoir-Rhyne will accept up to 64 credit hours from an accredited North Carolina community college. You must have a final grade of an A, B or C in completed courses for credits to be transferrable. Students who transfer with a completed Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree will receive full credit for LR's general education curriculum, allowing you to enter directly into courses for your chosen major.

Lenoir-Rhyne has transfer articulation agreements with many community colleges and will work with you on transferring credits for the courses you've taken at another institution. 

View our automated course transfer evaluation tool to see if courses you've taken at another college will transfer to LR. If a course or school isn't listed, please contact the Registrar's Office with questions or to request assistance.

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Why Choose LR

  • Internships & Career Preparation
    LR prepares students for careers and graduate school through individual assessments, career counseling and internship assistance. Our career development center provides a number of services and support, including résumé building, interview skills, job search strategies and networking assistance.
  • Student Research & Scholarship
    Undergraduate research and scholarship is a critical part of the student learning experience at LR. Opportunities for students to create and to present independent work are plentiful and are key components in practically every academic program.
  • Study Abroad
    LR sponsors study abroad programs at 200 different universities and up to 70 countries. Students have studied abroad for a year, semester or summer in locations such as Costa Rica, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, U.K. and China.
  • Accelerated Master's Degrees
    Complete your master's and bachelor's degrees at the same time. The Lenoir-Rhyne Accelerated Master's Degrees program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree starting in the senior year, saving both time and money.

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  • Lenoir-Rhyne Promise

    Making Access to a College Degree More Affordable

    The Lenoir-Rhyne Promise (LR Promise) is a Lenoir-Rhyne University program focused on making a college degree more affordable, while recognizing the hard work of high-performing students.

    *The LR Promise rewards any transfer undergraduate student with a 3.5 GPA and more than 30 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university with a financial aid package worth at least 50 percent off the cost of tuition. 

    First-year undergraduate students with a 3.5 or higher high school GPA also qualify for LR Promise.

    *All criteria must be met at time of admittance to qualify for the LR Promise.

    Learn About the Lenoir-Rhyne Promise
  • Majors & Academic Programs

    LR strives to offer exceptional academic programs to meet the evolving needs of our students. We offer 55 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs available for students. Classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty who are passionate about teaching. Class sizes are small, with a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, to allow for individualized attention. The challenging academic coursework is supported by internships, mentor opportunities, undergraduate research, work study and study abroad programs designed to enhance the learning experience.

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  • Enhanced Learning Opportunities

    At LR, we strive to challenge you with programs and opportunities that extend well beyond the classroom. These programs are designed to help you grow as an individual through volunteerism, service learning, leadership development, as well as travel. Make the most of your college experience at LR by taking advantage of opportunities that will propel you toward the career and future you want to achieve. Learn more about enhanced learning opportunities.

    Learn About Research & Scholarship Opportunities
  • Advising & Academic Support

    Our advising and academic support services assist you in successfully navigating your academic journey from orientation through graduation.

    Provided services equip you with the strategies and resources needed to:

    • Explore academic interests and choose a major
    • Develop plans to reach educational, personal and career goals
    • Engage in more productive study and learning behaviors
    • Get tutoring assistance in courses or receive help planning, writing and reviewing papers
    • Manage time more effectively
    • Achieve the goal of earning a Lenoir-Rhyne University degree
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  • Start Your Graduate Degree Early

    Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Accelerated Master's Degrees program is designed to assist current LR undergraduate students toward completion of a graduate degree. Qualified LR undergraduates may begin graduate courses while still completing an undergraduate degree.

    Current LR students may enroll in up to 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework provided they meet the academic criteria for admission and are accepted into the program. These graduate courses may be used to meet both an undergraduate and graduate degree.

    Learn About Accelerated Master's Degrees
William Stewart

As a transfer student, the counselors and professors have worked with me to decide what I wanted to major in and draw out a detailed map to help me reach that goal of getting a bachelor’s degree.

William Stewart '23, Finance

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