Strapped for students, colleges finally begin to clear transfer logjam
When Covid-19 threw higher education into chaos, Lebanon Valley College quietly took a small step with big implications.
The private college near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, promised that the general education courses taken by any student transferring from another accredited institution would count toward a degree — something that doesn’t usually happen, and is among the reasons students who transfer lose many of the credits they’ve already earned and paid for.
“You’re welcome here,” it told prospective transfer students in its recruiting materials. “And so are your transfer credits.”