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Strapped for students, colleges finally begin to clear transfer logjam

When Covid-19 threw higher education into chaos, Lebanon Valley College quietly took a small step with big implications. The private college near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, promised that the general education courses taken by any student transferring from another accredited institution would count toward a degree — something that doesn’t usually happen, and is among the reasons students who transfer lose many of the credits they’ve already earned and paid for.