Salisbury Press

Monday, June 17, 2019

LCCC transfer agreement with Lebanon Valley

Friday, June 7, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and Lebanon Valley College (LVC), Annville, Lebanon County, signed an agreement in a May 22 ceremony, giving LCCC students a transfer to receive a bachelor’s degree from Lebanon Valley.

LCCC graduates can pursue a bachelor’s degree in certain LVC programs, moving from receiving an associate degree at LCCC into junior standing at LVC.

LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber and Lebanon Valley president Dr. Lewis E. Thayne met at LCCC to sign the paperwork.

“This agreement further broadens the opportunities that our graduates have to pursue their bachelor’s degree,” said Bieber. “Both LCCC and Lebanon Valley are committed to student success and to giving students a seamless path to a higher education. We look forward to working together to benefit students.”

“Community college transfer students are a vital part of our learning community,” said Thayne. “As our high graduation rate indicates, the faculty and staff of LVC put students first. We are committed to providing LCCC graduates with an exceptional academic and campus experience that leads to success.”

Students may apply for admission under the dual admission agreement as early as the senior year of high school and before they complete 30 credits at LCCC. Dual admission students enrolled at LCCC will have access to academic, financial aid and career advising at LVC, and use of library resources and other on-campus facilities and events. The students can enroll in courses at LVC not offered at LCCC but required for completion of a bachelor’s degree.

Interested students can apply for the program on LVC’s web page. The application fee will be waived. LVC representatives are expected to be available once per semester on the LCCC campus.

Academic scholarships to Lebanon Valley will be awarded to students with qualifying grade point averages, with amounts ranging from $15,000 to $25,000.

Members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at LCCC will receive the Board of Trustees Scholarship at Lebanon Valley, valued at $23,000 to $25,000. In addition, dual admission students will receive a $1,000 grant added to a merit-based scholarship.

The agreement is effective with the fall 2019 semester.

Information from Lehigh Carbon, contact the Admissions office at Admissions@LCCC.edu or 610-799-1575. For information from Lebanon Valley, contact Admissions at 1-866-LVC-4ADM or admission@lvc.edu.