Transferring From Another Institution
Welcome to LC State! We are excited you chose our school to continue your education. Our goal is to make the transfer process as easy as possible.
LC State has three amazing locations to best serve you. Our main campus in Lewiston, ID, our Outreach Center in Coeur d'Alene, ID, and Online.
We work closely with North Idaho College, The Community Colleges of Spokane, and more to create program pathways using our LC Express transfer program to better serve our students transferring from other institutions.
If you plan to transfer to our Lewiston Campus, click here.
Start the Process
Applying at LC State is easy, free, and quick!
First, you’ll want to submit your application.
Tips when applying:
- If you have at least 14 or more transferrable semester college credits and have graduated from high school or earned a GED, you will apply as a Transfer Student.
- Students who are pursuing a bachelor's degree will apply as an undergraduate.
You’ll be prompted to create a “Be A Warrior” account. This is not the application, but the portal where you will submit your application. Be sure to use an email and password that you will remember!
Once you’ve completed the application, you’ll want to submit any and all official college and university transcripts.
Even if you only took one class at an institution, did not receive passing grades, or did classes through dual enrollment, you will still need to submit those transcripts.
You can order your transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. Students with less than 14 transferable credits will need to submit a High School Transcript or GED Scores.
- High School Transcripts can be requested through your high school registrar's office.
- GED scores can be ordered online.
Transcripts can be sent electronically/through email to [email protected] or by mail to:
Lewis-Clark State College, Admissions Department
500 8th Ave. Lewiston, ID 83501
You can submit any and all unofficial transcripts by uploading them to your Be A Warrior account in the “Supplemental Items” tab!
What’s the difference between an Unofficial and an Official transcript?
- An unofficial transcript is something that you can download on your own, usually through your student platform. If you are transferring from North Idaho College, this is your MYNIC Self-Service platform. This can get you “tentatively admitted” (you can register for classes, but not receive financial aid).
- An official transcript is an official document that comes to us directly from the awarding institution. We must receive all transcripts from any institution you’ve attended to “fully admit” you, so you can attend classes and receive financial aid.
- Official transcripts MUST come from the institution. If you had an official transcript come directly to you through the mail, DO NOT OPEN IT. This makes it unofficial and you will need to order another one.
- You can bring unopened official transcripts to the DeArmond Building in Coeur d'Alene to be processed.
LC State is the most affordable 4-year public institution in the State of Idaho!
You can find the 2023-2024 Tuition cost here.
Complete your FAFSA online. Our LC State FAFSA code is: 001621
Apply for scholarships and waivers by March 1, prior to your first semester.
- For example, a student beginning in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 will complete their FAFSA and scholarships by March 1, 2024.
For students looking to use Veterans' tuition benefits, such as the GI Bill, click here.
LC State offers scholarships for out-of-state transfer students as well as tuition waivers, like the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Waiver.
Check out our scholarships and waivers here.
LC State in Coeur d'Alene has a dedicated Enrollment Specialist to help students throughout the transfer process, including applying, submitting transcripts, and mapping out a degree plan that best fits your goals*.
Set up a virtual, phone, or in-person (CDA) appointment with Dana to chat about your future as an LC State Warrior!
*All degree plans are subject to change depending on transcript evaluations done through the LC State Admissions Office.
Once You're Admitted...
All Coeur d'Alene Transfer students, once admitted, will receive an email with directions regarding their next steps, including contacting your advisor.
All LC State students will be connected with an advisor within their division and will meet with them once a semester before registering for classes.
- Advisors will work with you regarding transferred credits, help you plan appropriate courses for the upcoming semester, and decide on possible internships.
Many of our Coeur d'Alene Faculty act as advisors, check out our CDA directory.
If you are unsure of who your advisor is or you cannot locate the email with their contact information, reach out to CDA Enrollment Specialist, Dana Parsons.
As an LC State student, you will have access to your own LCMail Gmail account, a Student Portal called Warrior Web, and your Canvas, which is your class portal.
For students having issues with their password and/or username, contact our IT Help Desk.
For helpful tips and information about logging into your LCMail and forwarding to a personal email, click here.
For helpful tips and information about logging into your WarriorWeb, click here.
For helpful tips and information about logging into your Canvas for your classes and assignments, click here.
Check Warrior Web and accept and sign aid offers, scholarships, grants, and waivers. You'll also see any required actions related to Financial Aid in your Warrior Web account.
LC State hosts an in person Orientation for all incoming Fall students in August. Please check out our events page to sign up! If you are planning to start in the Spring term make sure to sign up for Transfer Day!
LC State CDA hosts two Transfer Day events during the academic year. Students that will be starting in the Spring term will sign up to attend our November Transfer Day. Students that plan to start in the Fall or Summer terms will sign up for the April Transfer Day.
Transfer Day allows students to receive help with registration as well as answer any questions that they may have.
Students will want to be fully admitted and advised prior to Transfer Day so that they can register early! Check out our events page to sign up for our next Transfer Day event.
If you plan to take in person classes or study in the DeArmond building you will need a parking pass, so you don't get a ticket!
Parking passes for CDA students need to be purchased through North Idaho College. You can buy yours here.
*For the student ID # section enter that you are an LC State Student.*
All LC State Students are able to get a student ID. You can stop by the DeArmond Building to have your picture taken, and the ID card will be mailed to you.
*The ID card will be mailed to the address that we have on file, please make sure it is up to date*
To purchase text books from the LC State Bookstore click here.
To find the required textbooks for your courses go to the bookstore website and click the "Order Course Materials" drop-down menu. Then select "How to Order".
Explore Your Resources in CDA
The DeArmond building is the LC State CDA hub for classes, events, student services, and study sessions.
The building has study nooks in between every set of classrooms as well as 5 reservable private study rooms that we call Teams Rooms. The Teams Rooms can be reserved on a first come first serve basis and they feature large whiteboards on every wall, movable tables, and peace and quiet.
If you are unable to snag a Teams Room, don't worry! Other than the NIC Library, the DeArmond building is one of the quietest buildings on the NIC campus. Most of the study nooks also have whiteboards as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in lots of natural light.
While in the DeArmond building, you can stop by the Student Services Office to say hello or get assistance. We also keep the bulletin boards up to date with pertinent information on upcoming events, deadlines, etc.
The DeArmond Building is located at 901 W. River Ave Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815.
All LC State CDA Students will receive an newsletter to their LCMail accounts during the first week of every month. These newsletters contain important information about CDA specific deadlines, events, resources, and the occasional giveaway.
You can view the Monthly Newsletters here.