1 K ING S COLLEGE W I L K E S - B A R R E, P E N N S Y L V A N I A Transfer Guide For the Students of Luzerne County Community College NEW Dual-Admission Program
2 Transferring to King s Whether obtaining your associate degree at Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) or just taking a few courses, transferring to King s College has never been easier. This booklet was specifically designed with the LCCC student in mind. It contains the many important issues concerning the transfer student, such as a self-credit evaluation, admission standards, and of course, financial aid information. We encourage you to come and visit our campus and let one of our admission counselors help ease the transfer process.
3 New Dual Admission Program Student s enrolling in associate degree programs at Luzerne may be guaranteed admission into a baccalaureate degree program at King s. Students pursing Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Sciences degrees at Luzerne will be guaranteed admission to King s College provided that they satisfy all of the following eligibility requirements: 1. Have an earned high school diploma or its equivalent prior to signing a Dual Admission Intent form; 2. Compete a Dual Admission Intent form (available on the LCCC website); 3. Complete at least 12, but not more than 30, credits of post-secondary academic course work prior to declaring intent to participate in the King s- LCCC Dual Admission Program; 4. Maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade point average into a Natural Science, Accounting, Computer Science, or Computers and Information Systems curriculum; maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for the Teacher Education Program; maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average for the remaining participating majors; 5. Graduate from Luzerne in the associate degree program; 6. Enroll at King s College within one year of graduation from Luzerne; 7. Do not attend another post-secondary institution after graduating from Luzerne and before enrolling at King s; 8. Adhere to all appropriate deadlines as determined by King s 9. Complete all other regular admissions requirements as determined by and to the satisfaction of King s; students must complete and submit a King s application at least two months prior to the start of classes for the following semester. Did you know? Students in the Dual-Admission program will receive a minimum of $10,000 in merit-based scholarships Students in the program will be able to attend King s College functions (basketball/football, student activities, etc.) Students in the Dual-Admission program may take up to 3 classes (9 credit hours) at King s while they are enrolled at LCCC.
4 Starting the transfer process Any student wishing to transfer to King s College must submit the following materials before he/she can be reviewed for acceptance: 1. A completed application accompanied by the current application fee. 2. An official transcript from a secondary school, or G.E.D. 3. Official transcript(s) from all post secondary institutions, including two and four year colleges. Subsequent to evaluation, the student will be notified of the admissions decision. All prospective students are encouraged to visit the King s College campus for a tour and personal interview to discuss their credit evaluation. Full-Time or Part-Time Status A student who is interested in transferring to King s College can either be full-time or part-time depending on the number of credits taken during the semester. Full-time status consists of having twelve credits per semester or more and part-time status consists of having less than twelve credits. All fulltime students should contact the Office of Admissions at (570) and all part-time students should contact the Center For Lifelong Learning at (570) Requirements to transfer from LCCC to King s College A student does not have to obtain an associate s degree in order to be accepted to King s College. Transcripts are evaluated on a course by course basis. The following standards have to be met in order for a transfer to take place: 1. A C average (2.00 cumulative average based on a 4.00 system) is the minimum requirement for admission into most liberal arts programs; a 2.50 average is the minimum requirement for entrance into a natural science, accounting, computer science, or computers and information systems curriculum; a 3.00 average is the minimum for the teacher s education program. 2. Credit is accepted in transfer for those courses in which the student has received the equivalent of a C grade or better and which are applicable to the degree to which he/she aspires. 3. A maximum of sixty (60) semester hours of credit will be accepted in transfer. NOTE: Always confer with an advisor at LCCC before you sign up for courses each semester, or schedule an appointment with an admission counselor at King s to find out the specific major requirements.
5 Graduation requirements for King s College The requirement for the degree of bachelor of arts or bachelor of science is the completion of a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) semester hours of credit, (some majors require more than 120 semester credit hours for the student to be eligible to receive a degree) which must include all specific course requirements. A student is expected to earn at least sixty (60) semester hours of credit at King s College, and this must include the work of the senior year and a greater portion of the major sequence as determined by the department chairpersons. The remainder of the student s 120 credit hours will include various courses making up the core curriculum. Financial aid for full-time transfer students King s College offers a significant amount of institutional assistance in the form of scholarships and financial aid to transfer students. Students who are accepted to King s College are automatically considered for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded after reviewing the high school and college level work that has been completed. After applying for admission, please be sure to fill out all necessary financial aid forms, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to be eligible for financial aid in the upcoming academic year. Listed below are three types of aid that are awarded to qualified transfer students. 1. Christi Regis Scholarships: Minimum 12 credits of non-developmental coursework Minimum of 2.75 GPA from all institutions attended Exemplary leadership, extracurricular and/or community service activities 2. DePrizia Awards: Minimum 12 credits of non-developmental coursework Minimum of 2.0 GPA from all institutions attended Exemplary leadership, extracurricular and/or community service activities 3. King s College Grant-in-Aid: Open to all full-time undergraduates who demonstrate financial need Grant in aid is renewable each year provided a minimum 2.0 GPA is maintained and the student demonstrates financial need. 4. Sibling Grant: A 10% tuition discount is granted to families that have two or more dependent siblings enrolled concurrently on a full-time basis during the fall or spring semester. The 10% tuition discount is given after all gift aid is deducted. 5. Federal/State Financial Aid Programs: All Federal and State aid programs are listed in the King s College financial aid brochure.
6 Self-evaluation and planner A llisting of the King s College core and major course requirements and their LCCC equivalent can be found on the following pages. In planning your program please try to match the courses that have direct equivalents and that fulfill the core curriculum requirements at King s College. In this way you are assured of maximum transferability of credits. NOTE: Please remember that this self-evaluation should be used only as a guide and not as an official evaluation. All final credit evaluations will be awarded by the registrar s office of King s College based upon acceptance to the College. King s College Website Additional information about King s College can be found on our website at The college catalog containing course descriptions can be found on the Registrar s webpage at Specific major planners can also be found at Academic Advisement Each student at King s is assigned an academic advisor who will assist the student during the course selection process. If you have questions concerning academic majors or whether a course meets the requirement of the King s College Core or major you can direct your questions to the Academic Advisement Office by calling or send an to
8 KING S COLLEGE CORE REQUIREMENTS (52-59 credits ) KING S COLLEGE COURSES LCCC COURSES I. The Transferable Skills of Liberal Learning (13-21 Credits) Beginning College (4 credits) CORE 090 First Year Experience (1 credit) CORE 100 Liberal Arts Seminar (taken in the freshman year) Effective Writing (3-7 credits) CORE 099 Thinking and Writing (if required) CORE 110 Effective Writing CORE 110L Grammar Lab ENG 101, 101A or 102 Oral Communication (3 credits) CORE 115 Effective Oral Communications SPE 125, 226 CORE 116 Argumentation & Debate Quantitative Reasoning (3-6 credits) CORE 098 Mathematical Skills (if required) MAT 105, 121, 125 CORE 120 Mathematical Ideas MAT 101 or an advanced MATH course II. Knowledge, Traditional Disciplines, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (27 credits) Interdisciplinary Introduction to the Social Sciences CORE 150 Introduction to Social Sciences CORE 180 Social Sciences in an American Context CORE 190 Social Sciences in a Global Context Social Science (3 credits) CORE 150 Introduction to the Social Sciences CORE 153 Principles of Economics: Macro ECO 151 CORE 154 Psychological Foundations PSY 103 CORE 155 Introduction to Women s Studies CORE 157 Introduction to Sociology SOC 215 CORE 158 Introduction to Political Science
9 KING S COLLEGE COURSES LCCC COURSES You may not take CORE 150 for Core credit if you have taken Core 180 or 190. American Studies (3 credits) CORE 180 Social Science in an American Context CORE 181 American Civilization to 1914 HIS 110, 201, 202 CORE 182 American Geography CORE 184 American Texts and Contexts CORE 185 Women in American Society CORE 186 Religion in America CORE 187 American Social Concerns SOC 216 CORE 188 American Government POS 188 You may not take CORE 180 for Core credit if you have taken Core 150 or 190. Contemporary Global Studies (3 credits) CORE 190 Social Sciences in a Global Context CORE 191 Global History since 1914 HIS 102 CORE 192 Global Geography GEO 112 CORE 193 Globalization CORE 196 Global Religions CORE 197 Global Social Issues SOC 217 CORE 198 Global Politics in the New Millennium You may not take CORE 190 for Core credit if you have taken Core 150 or 180. Civilizations: Historical Perspectives (3 credits) CORE 131 Western Civilization to 1914 HIS 101 CORE 133 World Civilizations since 1453 Foreign Languages and Cultures (3 credits) CORE 140 Foreign Cultures CORE 141 Beginning Language I FRE or SPA 101 CORE 142 Beginning Language II FRE or SPA 102 CORE 143 Intermediate Language I FRE or SPA 201 CORE 144 Intermediate Language II FRE or SPA 202 CORE 145 Conversation and Composition I CORE 146 Conversation and Composition II
10 KING S COLLEGE COURSES LCCC COURSES Literature (3 credits) CORE 162 World Literatures in English CORE 163 Historical Perspectives in Literature ENG 224, 225, 226 CORE 164 Literary Modes and Themes ENG 221, 222, 223 The Arts (3 credits) CORE 171 Theatre CORE 172 Dance CORE 174 Music Theory/History MUS 150 CORE 175 Music Performance CORE 176 Art Appreciation/History ART 110 CORE 177 Artistic Creation/Visual Arts ART 150 CORE 178 Creative Writing CORE 179 Film Studies ART 200 Natural Science I (3 credits) CORE 270 Natural Science Perspectives CORE 270E N.S. Perspectives: Environmental Natural Science II (3 credits) CORE 271 Descriptive Astronomy PHY 271 CORE 272 Chemistry in Context CHE 111, 131 CORE 273 Contemporary Biology CORE 274 The Environment and Natural Resources BIO 101, 125, 130 CORE 275 Genetics: Current Knowledge BIO 102 & Applications CORE 276 Science, Music and Sound CORE 277 Conceptual Physics PHY 101, 123, 124, 131, 132 CORE 278 Forensic Science CORE 279 Special Topics in Natural Science BIO 160, GEO 111, PHY 103,112
11 KING S COLLEGE COURSES III. Informed Believing and Acting (12 credits) LCCC COURSES Philosophy I and II (6 credits) CORE 280 Introduction to Philosophy PHI 150 CORE 281 Introduction to Logic CORE 282 Philosophical Themes PHI 152 CORE 283 Philosophy of Education CORE 284 Philosophy of Human Nature CORE 285 Eastern Philosophy CORE 286 Ethics and the Good Life PHI 151 CORE 287 Business Ethics CORE 288 Bioethics Systematic Theology (3 credits) CORE 250 Catholic Perspectives CORE 251 The Old Testament CORE 252 The New Testament CORE 253 Key Biblical Issues CORE 254 Belief and Unbelief CORE 255 The Church CORE 256 Science, Theology & Culture CORE 257 Who is Jesus? CORE 259 Topics in Systematic Theology Moral Theology (3 credits) CORE 260 Christian Ethics CORE 261 Faith, Morality and the Person CORE 263 Christian Marriage CORE 264 Issues in Christian Social Ethics CORE 265 Christian Environmental Ethics CORE 269 Topics in Moral Theology
13 LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE LCCC Courses and King s College Equivalents LCCC COURSES KING S EQUIVALENT ACC , 112 MSB 110, Elective 211, 212 Accounting Dept. at King s requires all Accounting majors to take Intermediate and subsequent courses at King s College. 213 MSB 120. Managerial Accounting is not transferable for Accounting majors, but can be applied to any other business program. 214 for Accounting major. Can be accepted as elective for any other major. AMS, AMT, ARC ART 110 CORE CORE CORE 179 ASR, AUT, AVI BIO 101 CORE CORE , 122 BIOL 113, 210. Student must earn B grade to be eligible for transfer for Biology major. 125 CORE 279. Will not satisfy Anatomy & Physiology I. 130 CORE , 136 BIOL 221, 222. Student must earn B grade to be eligible for transfer, whether for Physician s Assistant or Biology major. 135, 136 BIOL 219, 220 for Athletic Training majors. 160 CORE BIOL 314 Students must earn B grade for course to be eligible for transfer. 222 BIOL 420 Students must earn B grade for course to be eligible for transfer. 299 BIOL 229
14 LCCC COURSES KING S EQUIVALENT BUS 105, 109, 118, 119, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 140, 143, 144, , 203, 227, 228, 233, 234, 235, 236, 238, 239, 248, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 278 BUS 101, 107 Electives 161, 164 Three (3) elective credits maximum allowed for one or both. 172 BUS Elective credits 201 MSB , 229 Elective credits 231 MSB HRM 210 CAD Group I CAR: Only one course transferable for CORE 177. CAR 119, 120, 131, More than one will become elective credits. 132, 133, 239, 256, 257, 258, 259, 262 Group II CAR: CAR 129, 130,135, 202, 204, 205, 218, 233, 234, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270, 271, 272, 276, 277,
15 LCCC COURSES KING S EQUIVALENT 278, 279, 280, 283, 284, 286, 288 Group III CAR: Mass Communications major CAR 201 COMM Elective 220 CORE 177P & 177PL 241 COMM Elective 284 COMM Electives CDT, CEL CHE 111 CORE CHEM 107, 107L 151, 152 CHEM 113, 114 and labs 251, 252 to any science major program. Organic Chemistry must be taken at King s to be applied toward either the ACS approved B.S. degree in Chemistry or toward Clinical Laboratory Science/ Medical Technology. 299 CHEM 296 CHD EDUC EDUC EDUC Elective 210 EDUC 325 CIS 104, 106, , CS , 111, 112, CIS , 119, 120, 140, 145, 146, 148, 150, 152, CIS , CIS 116
16 LCCC COURSES , , 172, 180, 186, 213, 246, 248, 250, 252, 258, 263, 265, 266 CIS , 280, , 296, 299 CJU 130* CJ * CJ * CJ * CJ * CJ 333 *These LCCC course are applicable to CJ courses in the major sequence and will be given first consideration in accepting transfer for credit. These additional LCCC courses may be used to complete the five (5) course maximum of CJ courses accepted in transfer. 132 CJ CJ CJ Elective 233 Elective CJ CJ CJ CJ CJ 381 N.B. No more than five (5) courses may be transferred toward a degree in Criminal Justice at King s. Any additional CJ credits may be counted as general electives. COM 101 COMM COMM 354 KING S EQUIVALENT
17 LCCC COURSES KING S EQUIVALENT 104 COMM COMM COMM COMM COMM COMM COMM Elective 207 Elective 209, COMM Note: The Communications program at LCCC is a strong technologically-oriented program. The King s program is more writing-and-editing oriented. Many of the LCCC courses are very good, but are designed toward a different mode from King s. Students should be aware of the differences when considering transferring. COS 230 CS 232 (Non-CS majors only) CRC, CSM, CST, CUL DAS, DHY ECE 100 EDUC 220 ECE 101 EDUC 216 ECE 201, 202, 205 EDUC 351 (9 LCCC credits equivalent to 3 King s credits) ECE 203 EDUC 360 ECE 204 ECE 207 ECE 210 EDUC 270 ECE 216 EDUC 355 ECE 220 ECE 221 EDUC 305 ECE 208 & 220 EDUC 215 (6 LCCC credits equivalent to 3 King s credits) EEECR
18 LCCC COURSES KING S EQUIVALENT ECO 151 CORE ECON EDU 150 EDUC 202 EDU 151 EDU 271 EDUC 440 EET, EMS ENG 101 CORE 110. ALL students entering the College are required to take a writing assessment. Additional writing coursework may be required. 101A Micro CORE 110 (as above) 102 CORE , , 222, 223 CORE , 225, 226 CORE ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL FST FRE 101, 102 FREN/CORE 141, , 202 FREN/CORE 143, 144 GET GEO 111 CORE CORE 192 HAC HIS 101 CORE CORE , 201, 202 CORE HIST 338
19 LCCC COURSES KING S EQUIVALENT 210 HIST Elective credit 238 HIST , 250, 252 Elective credit 258, 259, 260 Elective credit HPE, HRM, HRT HMS 201, 206, Psychology Elective 207, 222 Psychology Elective 220, 221 Evaluated on a case-by-case basis by Psychology department chair and Director of Experiential Learning IET, INM, INT JOR 100 COMM COMM Elective 103 Elective 200 Elective 201 Elective 202 for MKT majors Elective KBD LAP MAT 101 CORE , CORE MATH 124 or 126 or MATH , 111, CORE CORE Not Transferable 151 MATH MATH & 151 MATH 130 & 129 both courses must be completed
20 LCCC COURSES KING S EQUIVALENT 252 MATH MATH MATH MRT, MST, NET, NMT, NUR MUS 150 CORE CORE 174 OMT, PAS PHI 150 CORE CORE CORE 282 PHY 101 CORE ENST CORE CORE CORE PHYS 108, 108L 123 CORE CORE , 132 CORE PHYS 111, 111L 152 PHYS 112, 112L PLH POS 101 CORE , 213, 214 Elective PSC PSY 103 CORE PSYC 355 ; Not for Education majors 210 EDUC 211 or PSYC elective 213 PSYC 351; Not for Education majors 217 PSYC 355 or PSYC 356 or EDUC 210
21 LCCC COURSES RDG, RTT SET KING S EQUIVALENT SSC 103 Elective. Can apply to the Women s Studies minor 111 SOC 103 Elective. Can apply to the Women s Studies minor 110 SOC CORE SOC 212 or CORE 187 or CORE SOC SOC SOC 367 SPA 101, 102 SPAN/CORE 141, , 202 SPAN/CORE 143, 144 SPE 125 CORE Elective 150, 200 Elective 226 CORE 115 SUR THR 100 CORE 171X
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