Limestone University has partnerships with Technical College throughout South Carolina as well as bordering NC Community Colleges to offer a smooth transition for transfer students. Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees granted by an accredited Technical or Community College will transfer in and satisfy Limestone University's general education requirements. Associate of Applied Science degrees granted by an accredited Technical or Community College will be reviewed for course equivalences and may be accepted for up to 76 credit hours of transfer credit if transferring into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree completion program at Limestone University.
The exception to the above policy is an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science Degree awarded by a regionally accredited institution which includes transfer credits from an institution not accredited by a regional accrediting agency. In this situation, individual courses will be evaluated for possible transfer, and the general education requirements will not have been fulfilled.
Transfer students should follow the steps outlined below.
- Submit a completed application online at www.limestone.edu or through the Common App.
- Submit official transcripts of previous college work to the Day or Online Admissions Office. Out of state applicants with 12 or more post high school college credits are not required to submit high school transcripts.
- If the applicant has graduated from a South Carolina high school or is a South Carolina resident, an official high school transcript or GED transcript must be submitted to the Day Campus or Online Admissions Office.
Upon receipt of an application, the transcripts of previous college work will be evaluated on an individual basis. The previous course work of transfer students is evaluated based on the curriculum in effect at the present time. All students are required to complete the curriculum in effect at the time they actually begin classes. Students have the option of choosing the curriculum in a more recent year of their attendance. The transferring student can view the semester hour credits which Limestone will accept toward the 120 hours required for an undergraduate degree in the student portal, The Halo. The maximum transfer hours accepted toward a baccalaureate degree is 90; the maximum transfer hours accepted toward an associate degree is 46. At the time of initial enrollment, a student may transfer up to 76 semester hours from two-year schools, unless the number of hours accepted is adjusted to comply with a current transfer agreement. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better will be accepted. Limestone also accepts selected college credits earned through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), Dantes and International Baccalaureate (IB). Limestone evaluates the recommendations in the guides published by the American Council on Education and awards credit based on good educational practices and the suitability to the Limestone College Curriculum.
The University will recognize all passing grades earned at other regionally accredited institutions for financial aid eligibility calculations. Grades of "C " or better earned at other regionally accredited institutions may be counted towards graduation requirements.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours, including 15 semester hours within the major field, for a baccalaureate degree, or a minimum of 16 semester hours, including nine semester hours within the major field, for an associate degree at Limestone and correct any deficiencies noted by the advisor and the Provost. Credits transferred are not used in computing a student's grade-point average.
Transfer students who have not met Limestone’s communication requirements must take the communication skills tests at the beginning of their first semester at the University. If deficiencies are discovered, students must remediate those deficiencies and obtain certification of remediation from the English Department. Additional requirements may be necessary for teacher certification as mandated by the South Carolina State Department of Education.