College of Business and Innovation

Information for Students Transferring to the College of Business

The College of Business and Innovation invites students from all universities to transfer to The University of Toledo! If you feel that our college can meet your needs and goals, then you may apply for admission to the College through the Undergraduate Admissions office. Once you are admitted to the University, you will be required to go through Rocket Transition, UT's Orientation program for incoming transfer students.

Your transcript will be evaluated by Debbie Jones, the College of Business Transfer Specialist and Academic Advisor, and during Rocket Transition you will sign up for courses for the next semester. The College and the University accept transfer students for each of our three semesters: fall, spring and summer.

Below are several links which will serve you well during the transfer process. If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions department at 1-800-5TOLEDO.

College of Business and Innovation Transfer Student Policy

Students must have the following grades to transfer into the College of Business:

  • BBA Program - 2.4 cumulative higher education GPA
  • BAOT Program - 2.25 cumulative higher education GPA and earned technical associates degree
  • Associates Degrees - 2.0 cumulative higher education GPA
  • Note: the "higher education GPA" includes all grades from all post-secondary schools attended, including The University of Toledo.

Click here to view the Bachelor of Applied Organizational Technology (BAOT) brochure, and click here to view a presentation on the BAOT degree. The BAOT program is is designed for students with associate's degrees looking to complete two additional years of school in order to earn an undergradaute degree.

Transfer Articulations
The College of Business and Innovation has signed transfer articulation agreements with the following community colleges:

  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Lorain County Community College
  • Monroe County Community College
  • Northwest State Community College
  • Owens Community College
  • Terra Community College

Transfer Rule
Courses taken at AACSB-accredited institutions are evaluated by the College of Business and Innovation transfer advisor. Freshman and sophomore-level courses automatically transfer as equivalent UT courses (Note: you must have earned a grade of C or better). Equivalent junior and senior business courses taken at AACSB-accredited schools automatically transfer with a grade of C or better.

Courses taken at a non-AACSB-accredited institutions are evaluated by the College of Business and Innovation transfer advisor. Freshman and sophomore-level courses may transfer as equivalent UT courses or electives (Note: you must have earned a grade of C or better). Junior and senior business courses are reviewed for transfer on an individual basis through a proficiency testing process.

Check to see if your institution is accredited by AACSB at

Transfer Grades
Starting in the fall of 2005, the state of Ohio mandated any passing grade must be accepted including grades > C. The University of Toledo passed policies stating that any passing grade from any US or international school will transfer starting the fall semester of 2005. (Note: courses may be accepted but does NOT mean they will be used to fufill graduation requirements!)

Proficiency Testing
This is for students transferring courses from non-AACSB schools. Testing is done on an individual basis and on a course-by-course basis. For example: BUS 110 at Owens is not accepted as UT's BUAD 3470 course. However, the student may take a proficiency test to see if the course will transfer, and they must obtain a minimum of 70% on the test. (formerly Course Applicability System)
Instead of going to multiple school websites, students can go to the website, the ONE centralized location for transfer credit information. Whether you are thinking about transferring, plan to, or are in the process of transferring to UT, you can check out our degree programs and the degree requirements. Additionally, you can store the courses you have taken at any institution in the "Your Courses" section of Those courses can be used to run planning guides that allow you to see how UT will transfer and apply your coursework to your desired program of study.

Student Services Transfer Advisor
The transfer advisor can provide you with an unofficial evaluation (US transcripts only). You must provide one of the following to complete the evaluation: an official or unofficial transcript (US transcripts only) or grade reports from all schools attended. In addition, the transfer advisor can meet with potential transfer students to review the BBA curriculum and discuss how possible transfer credits will apply towards a degree program at The University of Toledo (Note: appointments are required).

Transfer Credit Evaluations (TCE)
The TCE shows how a student's transfer courses have been equated to The University of Toledo courses. If UT does not have a course that is exactly equivalent to a course taken, a "pseudo course" is used to allow the course to be used by the Degree Audit Report (DARS). Courses that have been identified as electives will be used to meet degree requirements wherever appropriate.

The TCE is prepared by the transfer advisor in the College of Business and Innovation, taking into consideration the major being declared by the student. If a student switches to another college at UT, they should request a new TCE from that respective college.

Degree Audits
DARS is an electronic tracking system that pulls information from UT transcripts to track a student's progress toward a degree. Transfer courses that are completed will appear on the DAR. Transfer courses that are still in progress will not appear on the DAR until the student sends a final transcript that shows the course(s) have been completed.

DARS is provided as a tool for students to use to monitor their progress toward a degree and to help students choose appropriate courses each semester, but it does NOT determine graduation. All students are advised to review their degree audit with their academic advisor on a regular basis to ensure timely completion of their desired program(s).

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Last Updated: 6/9/16