Provost's Office

Admission Policies

Refer to the General Section of this catalog for information on admission requirements for first-year (new) students.


Requirements for Students with an Associate's Degree

Students holding an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an accredited college are encouraged to enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences and, in many instances, may expect to earn an appropriate baccalaureate degree upon completion of two years of full-time study. Students with an Associate's degree in a technical program will likely require more time to complete a Bachelor's degree. The following regulations apply:

A minimum of 64 additional hours of course work must be completed subject to these qualifications:

1.Additional hours of work will be required for those students who have not completed the equivalent of the specified University and College core and distributive requirements for a Bachelor's degree.

2.In all baccalaureate programs, a minimum of 64 hours must be taken at the 2000 - 4000 level; of these a minimum of 32 hours must be taken at the 3000 - 4000 level. Coursework from other institutions is accepted at the level at which the course was taught at that institution.

3.Students may enroll in any departmental, interdepartmental or interdisciplinary program. All of the usual major and related area requirements must be fulfilled as specified in the catalog for the year in which the student entered the College of Arts and Sciences.

4.For students with an Associate's degree in a technical program, no more than 6 additional hours of credit outside the college may apply toward graduation.


Admission with Transfer Credit from Another Institution

Nomore than 94 semester hours of credit earned at other institutions may apply toward a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. However, no more than 60 hours of credit from a two-year college may apply. Course work from other institutions is accepted at the level at which the course was taught at that institution. Students with transfer credit are generally expected to fulfill all University and College course requirements for a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences as specified in the catalog for the year in which they enter the College of Arts and Sciences. In some cases, not all the credits that transfer into The University of Toledo will apply toward a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, e.g., developmental courses, excess credits in technical subjects. Transfers from other institutions shall take at least 30 semester hours at The University of Toledo, including 12 semester hours of work in their major field, regardless of the number of hours transferred in the major.

Anapplicant who has undertaken courses at an institution accredited by the North Central Association and who submits through the Admissions Office an official transcript listing courses and grades and giving evidence of good standing will be admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences provided the student has maintained at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Exceptions to this minimum admission requirement are rarely made and require the applicant to demonstrate, in a written petition to the Committee on Academic Standing, that there are special circumstances that warrant waiver of the requirement. Approval of the petition is not automatic and those students who are admitted by petition will be placed on special probationary status and must meet certain conditions to remain enrolled.

Ifthe college from which the applicant transfers lacks proper accreditation, the student may be denied transfer credit on the basis of the transcript but may be allowed to obtain credit by passing advanced standing examinations with at least a C grade. Official transcripts of records from all schools previously attended must be on file with the Admissions Office before the student will be permitted to register.


Change of College

Students in good standing who wish to change from another college of The University of Toledo to the College of Arts and Sciences should make an appointment with a college adviser in the College Student Services Office to discuss their transfer and have their academic records reviewed. All College requirements, including core and distributive as well as major and related requirements, must be fulfilled as specified in the catalog for the year in which the student enters the College of Arts and Sciences.


Readmission of Former Arts and Sciences Students

Students who have withdrawn from the College of Arts and Sciences and The University of Toledo and have not attended any other institution in the interim may be readmitted provided they were eligible to continue enrollment in the College at the time they discontinued attendance. Such students should readmit at the College Student Services Office. Students who have been suspended from the College of Arts and Sciences must submit a written letter of petition. Students who readmit after more than 12 consecutive months must comply with existing college requirements at the time of readmission.

Last Updated: 6/26/15