Transfer Students

Transfer students are required to complete the equivalent of a First-Year Seminar.  The equivalence of a first-year seminar must be determined by the Office of the Provost, the Registrar, or the individual charged with the responsibility of overseeing the curriculum.  Incoming transfer students not receiving transfer credit for a first-year seminar must take a writing intensive Lafayette course that meets the “enhanced W” requirements.

Transfer students are required to complete English 110 or receive transfer credit for an equivalent course.  The Head of the English Department must determine the equivalence of English 110.

Transfer students are required to take a VAST course, a one-semester interdisciplinary course addressing issues occasioned by developments in science and technology.  When possible, the VAST course should be taken before the senior year.  For B.S. Engineering majors, the VAST requirement is satisfied through E.S. 225 (Engineering Professionalism and Ethics).

The graduation requirements regarding a Humanities/Social Sciences Unit and a Mathematics/Natural Science Unit for incoming transfer students (part- and full-time) are as stated in the course catalog.  These requirements may be satisfied through approved transfer credit from courses taken at another regionally accredited college or university.

Transfer students are required to take two additional writing courses while in attendance at Lafayette; this requirement cannot be satisfied through transfer credit.  These writing courses should be taken in the junior and senior year, normally one taken per year.

Transfer students intending to earn an A.B. degree must satisfy the Foreign Culture Requirement as explained in the course catalog.  This requirement may be satisfied through approved transfer credit from courses taken at another regionally accredited college or university.

Disclaimer

Lafayette College reserves the right in its sole judgment to amend any policy or program described herein without prior notice to persons who might thereby be affected. At its sole option, the College may suspend or eliminate courses, academic departments, or degree programs; change curricular offerings, graduation requirements, and regulations on standing of students; alter its class schedule and academic calendar; or make changes of any nature whenever in its judgment such changes are desirable for any reason. The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the College and the student. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute acceptance by the student of the College's rights as set forth in this paragraph.