Limestone University accepts the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees granted by a regionally accredited college or university as transfer credit which fulfills Limestone University's general education requirements (except for ID 201, ID 301W). At the time the degree was earned by the student, the institution awarding the Associate Degree must have been accredited by a regional accrediting agency.
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 Limestone University general education requirements will not have been fulfilled.
Transfer students should follow the steps outlined below.
- Submit a completed application including a $25.00 application fee. The fee of $25.00 will be waived if application is completed on-line at www.limestone.edu. or if application is made at time of visit to Limestone University.
- Submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED transcript and transcripts of previous college work to the Day Campus or Online Admissions Office.
- Submit your scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) to the Day Campus or Online Admissions Office unless you are 21 years of age or older, in military service or transferring 12 or more credits to Limestone University.
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 will be notified in writing of the semester hour credits which Limestone will accept toward the 120 hours required for an undergraduate degree. 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 at Limestone University, 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 University also accepts selected college credits earned through College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), Dantes and International Baccalaureate (IB). . Limestone University 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 University Curriculum.
Limestone 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 University’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.