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The Ohio Board of Regents, following the directive of the Ohio General Assembly, developed a statewide policy to facilitate students' ability to transfer credits from one Ohio public college or university to another in order to avoid duplication of course requirements. Since independent colleges and universities in Ohio may or may not be participating in the transfer policy, students interested in transferring to independent institutions are encouraged to check with the college or university of their choice regarding transfer agreements.
The Ohio Board of Regents' Transfer and Articulation Policy established the Transfer Module, which is a subset or entire set of a college or university's general education program. Transfer Module consists of 36 to 40 semester hours (or 54 to 60 quarter hours) of courses in the following areas: English, mathematics, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural and physical sciences, and interdisciplinary study.
A Transfer Module completed at one college or university will automatically meet the requirements of the Transfer Module at another college or university once the student is admitted. Students may be required, however, to meet additional general education requirements at the institution to which they transfer.
Since many degree programs require specific courses that may be taken as a part of the general education or Transfer Module program at an institution, students are encouraged to meet with an academic adviser at the institution to which they plan to transfer early in their academic career. Advisers should be consulted regarding the Transfer Module and general education courses and any specific program requirements that can be completed before transfer.
Conditions for Transfer Admission
1.The policy encourages receiving institutions to give preferential consideration for admission to students who complete the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better for all previous college level courses.
2.The policy encourages receiving institutions to give preferential treatment to students who have not earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree but have earned 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better for all previous college level courses.
3.The policy further encourages that students who have not earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree or who have not earned 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better for all previous college level courses are eligible for admission as transfer students on a competitive basis.
Acceptance of Transfer Credit
1.Students who have completed the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better will receive transfer credit for all college-level courses in which a grade of D or better has been earned.
2.Students who have not earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will receive transfer credit for all college-level courses in which a grade of C or better has been earned.
Admission to a given institution, however, does not guarantee that a transfer student automatically will be admitted to all majors, minors, or fields of concentration at the institution. Once admitted, transfer students shall be subject to the same regulations governing applicability of catalog requirements as all other students. Furthermore, transfer student shall be accorded the same class standing and other privileges as all other students on the basis of the number of credits earned. All residency requirements must be completed successfully at the receiving institution prior to the granting of a degree.
Responsibilities of Students
Inorder to facilitate transfer with maximum applicability of transfer credit, prospective transfer students should plan a course of study that will meet the requirements of a degree program at the receiving institution. Specifically, students should identify early in their collegiate studies an institution and major to which they desire to transfer. Furthermore, students should determine if there are language requirements or any special course requirements that can be met during the freshman or sophomore year. This will enable students to plan and pursue a course of study that will articulate with the receiving institution's major. Students are encouraged to seek further information regarding transfer from both their adviser and the college or university to which they plan to transfer.
A student disagreeing with the application of transfer credit by the receiving institution has the right to appeal the decision. If a transfer student's appeal is denied by the institution after all appeal levels have been exhausted, the student may appeal to the state-level Articulation and Transfer Appeals Review Committee.