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Department of Computer Science at Lehman College

Transfer Student Information

Transfer Students

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science!

The Department of Computer Science offers majors in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems.  Students may begin taking courses in these majors any semester.

Pre-Transfer Advising Tips

Here are some helpful tips so that you can be as prepared as possible when you transfer to Lehman:

  • Programming courses are taught using Java.  Transitioning from C++ to Java is not difficult with some self-study if you are generally good at programming.  Other languages such as Python can make for a difficult transition that might require more than self-study.
  • Each programming course builds on the material from its prerequisite courses.  It is important to know the material from each course very well before moving on to the next course.  Therefore, if you struggled in a programming course to pull out a low but passing grade that will transfer, it would be wise to have that course transferred as elective credit and then retake that course at Lehman to improve your programming skills before moving on. 
  • If the course you are transferring was taught using a language such as Python and you have struggled to learn Java you may want to follow the prescription from 2 above.
  • Calculus is required, so having taken Calculus or Precalculus prior to transferring is helpful (but not required).
  • We offer a number of our required courses in person only.
  • Visit the Virtual Transfer Center for some additional resources.

Next Steps

If you haven’t applied to Lehman College yet, please go the Admissions Office website for more information on transfer requirements and the application process.

Once you have been accepted you will receive detailed information from the Admissions Office regarding the next steps toward becoming enrolled at Lehman. Please note that this process does take some time, so apply to transfer as early as possible! You can schedule a departmental advising session after your transfer credit evaluation (TCE) is complete and you have completed the onboarding process.

We hope to see you on campus or online soon!