LFCC Offers New Transfer Options to Graduates

For Immediate Release:
May 14, 2009

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) recently signed an articulation agreement with George Mason University (GMU), and the College will sign an agreement with Shepherd University this month. These agreements will pave the way for a smooth transfer from LFCC to these institutions and maximize the number of acceptable transfer credits to LFCC graduates pursuing their bachelor’s degrees.

Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, and Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, president of LFCC, will participate in a signing ceremony for the LFCC/Shepherd University agreement on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 1:15 p.m. in the atrium at LFCC’s Middletown Campus, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown.

Following is additional information about both transfer agreements:

  • George Mason University – LFCC students who graduate with an associate degree, have earned at least 24 semester hours of transferable work at LFCC and have a curriculum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.75 are guaranteed admission to GMU. Students completing an associate degree at LFCC will be considered to have “junior standing” after enrolling at GMU. Other restrictions and requirements apply.
  • Shepherd University – LFCC students who graduate with an associate degree and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 are guaranteed admission to the Dual Admission Program at Shepherd University. Students who meet the requirements of the Dual Admission Program will receive a tuition discount.

For detailed information about these and LFCC’s other transfer agreements, interested individuals may visit http://www.lfcc.edu/current-students/services-for-students/counseling—advising/transferring-to-other-schools/transfer-guide/lfcc-transfer-agreements/index.html.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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