Transfer Academy

Is Transfer Academy for me? 


Do you need help exploring your major options? 

Do you want to transfer but don't know where to start?

Do you want to meet other first-time college students?

Do you want to learn about how to become a successful college student?

Then the answer is..yes!


Applying for Transfer Academy:


  • Am I eligible for Transfer Academy?

    If you are a first-time college student who is undecided on their major then you are eligible for our program. Most, if not all students who enter our program, do so directly out of high school. Priority registration for our program is given to students who finish high school with a GPA lower than 3.0 and who are first-generation college students.  

    You are NOT eligible for Transfer Academy if any of the following is true:

    • You have completed English 100 and/or math 110 at LMC (or the equivalent class at another college)
    • You are a STEM major (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Pre-medical/dental/veterinary, Physics, etc.)

    If you are not eligible, learn about other learning communities:

  • What do I need to do before applying to Transfer Academy?

    Be sure to complete the following BEFORE submitting your application:

    • Complete an application for LMC and have an LMC student ID #
    • Complete the English and Math self-guided placements
    • Complete the LMC Online Orientation
  • What must I commit to as a Transfer Academy student?

    To be a Transfer Academy student you must meet the following guidelines:

    • Be eligible for and have not completed English 100 or 100E (or the equivalent)
    • Be eligible for and have not completed Math 110/110S or 110 (or the equivalent)
    • Commit to going to school full-time (minimum of 12 units in Fall & Spring, 3 units in summer) and taking designated Transfer Academy classes
    • Major in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, Nursing, Education or any other non-STEM major (STEM majors are not accepted in Transfer Academy due to class conflicts - please contact the MESA program if you are a STEM major) 
    • Be excited about transferring!
  • What happens after I apply?

    Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions/information.

    Applications will be processed in the order they are received, with priority given to students who meet the following criteria:

    1 - Have a high school GPA below 3.0
    2 - Be a first-generation college student
    3 - Be undecided/undeclared in their major
    4 - Have not, or will not, take an AP English or AP Stat exam and score a 3 or higher

    Admission into the program will occur on a rolling basis. Students who do not meet the above criteria will be placed on a waitlist. If a space in the program becomes available then these students will be contacted and offered admission. 

    If you meet the above criteria, and all program admission guidelines, then you will receive an invitation to attend an in-person New Student Orientation for Transfer Academy. This orientation will cover the program benefits, requirements, structure, and assistance in enrolling in your fall classes. Attendance at a Transfer Academy New Student Orientation is mandatory for enrollment into the program. 


The Fall 2024 cohort application will open on April 20, 2024.

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The application will close once the program is full.