Ohio University recognizes several kinds of transferable credits, including many college courses taken at other universities and certain credits by examination (AP, IB, etc.) as outlined below.
College-Level Credit from Another Institution
In general, college level courses taken at a regionally accredited institution will transfer to Ohio University with grades of "C-" or better. Effective January 2006, as mandated by the Ohio Legislature and directed by the Articulation and Transfer Policy defined by H.B. 95, grades of "D" or better will also transfer from any of the public colleges or universities in Ohio for courses taken beginning fall term 2005.
Typically, students transferring from private Ohio institutions or any institution outside the state of Ohio will not receive credit for "D" grades. However, a course with a “D” grade will transfer if it meets two conditions: (1) The course was a specific prerequisite (as stated in the previous school’s catalog) for a later course that you took in the same department; and (2) You earned a grade of “C-“ or better in the later course. If you have coursework that meets these conditions, contact Undergraduate Admissions to arrange to receive credit.
The manner in which this credit will apply to graduation requirements is determined by the College in which you major. Remedial courses and English courses taught in non-Anglophone countries are not transferable. Credit is only awarded after admission to the University as a degree-seeking student and upon receipt of official transcripts.
If you are transferring to Ohio University with credit from institution(s) outside the state of Ohio, normally courses in which you have earned a grade below “C-“ are not acceptable for transfer. Once you are admitted, you will receive a credit transfer report within approximately two weeks after you receive your letter of admission. This report may include some courses that have not been equated to Ohio University courses at the time credit was transferred. The Student Services Office in each college determines how the credit matches Ohio University courses and satisfies specific degree requirements. Questions regarding equivalencies should be directed to your college office.
To transfer your college-level credit, contact each college and university that you have attended, and request an official (sealed) copy of your transcript be mailed to:
Chubb Hall 120
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Current students interested in taking coursework at another college or university and transferring the credit back to Ohio University, should consult with their college student services office. Courses taken at Ohio University and retaken at another university are not eligible for grade point adjustment under the course retake policy. Students should check with their college student services office regarding restrictions.
Transfer Credit Reference Documents