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University Center makes transfers easy

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The LCC University Center is located just across Capitol Avenue from the LCC Library.  Courtesy photo

Juanita Kelly-Hill

By Juanita Kelly-Hill

Staff Writer 


Lansing Community College students who are interested in receiving their bachelor’s degree can earn them without having to relocate, thanks to the University Center at LCC.

The University Center has partnerships with four different four-year universities; Central Michigan University, Northwood University, Siena Heights University and University of Michigan-Flint.

With its partners, the University Center has made transferring for LCC students easier with the 3-plus-1 program, according to Transfer Specialist Lucas Richards. 

“It’s the easiest, in my experience, Richards said. I used to work for NU (Northwood) and worked with LCC students who came to the university.

“3-plus-1 is probably one of the easiest ways to transfer and work with dedicated advisers who help with the transition, the classes to take and the resources to use.”

The program allows LCC students to obtain and transfer up to 90 credits from LCC and use them toward their bachelor’s degree at one of the four universities, Richards said.

The final year, students can take the remaining credits equal to one year at the chosen school. Classes for the universities are offered both online or on LCC campus at the University Center.

Lorea Hart is an LCC student who is currently going through the 3-plus-1 program. She is majoring in psychology and seeking to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree from UM-Flint.

“The best part about the program is that I get to stay close to home and I’m still able to pay LCC’s tuition rate while working toward my bachelor’s,” Hart said. “This has been a pleasant transition for me.”

Hart recommended the program to any students who are looking to further their education and earn a bachelor’s degree, but have limited means such as housing and finances.

For more information regarding the University Center contact the center at (517) 483-9700 or click here

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