LCCC and Lebanon Valley College Sign Admissions Agreement

published Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lehigh Carbon Community College and Lebanon Valley College, located in Annville, Pa., signed an agreement in a ceremony on May 22, giving LCCC students a seamless transfer pathway to earning a bachelor’s degree from Lebanon Valley. Graduates of the community college can pursue their bachelor’s degree in certain LVC programs, moving from earning their 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,” Bieber said. “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,” Thayne said. “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 this dual admission agreement as early as their 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 the use of library resources and other on-campus facilities and events. These students will also be able to enroll in courses at LVC that are not offered at LCCC but are required for completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Interested students can apply for the program on LVC’s web page. The application fee will be waived. LVC will be available on the LCCC campus once a semester for an advising day with students to ensure they are on the right track for transfer.

Academic scholarships to Lebanon Valley will be awarded to students with qualifying grade point averages, with amounts ranging from $15,000 to $25,000. All 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, all dual admission students will receive a $1,000 grant added to their merit-based scholarship.

The agreement is effective with the fall 2019 semester.

For more 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.