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CAN I TAKE A CLASS AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION AND TRANSFER IT HERE?

 

Yes. All college-level credit earned with a grade of C- or higher at a regionally accredited institution is accepted as transfer credit at Ohio University. Transfer courses from Ohio public colleges in which you earn a D-/D/D+ will also be accepted. To transfer credit, you must send an official transcript directly from the original institution to Ohio University Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 120 Chubb Hall. Only the credits transfer, however, not the grades. All grades for transfer credit are converted on your academic record to a T grade symbol. For this reason, you cannot take a course at another institution to raise your grade-point average. If you take a course at an institution that is on semesters, the semester credits will be converted to quarter credits by multiplying them by 1.5.

 

The college in which you are enrolled is responsible for determining how your transfer work fulfills graduation requirements. If you would like to take a course at another institution and transfer it to Ohio University, you should contact your college office before taking the course to ensure that the course(s) you plan to take will fulfill your graduation requirements. In many cases, your college office will require you to complete a Transient Course Approval Request form prior to taking classes at another institution. Contact your college office for details.

*University College: Petition to take courses from another university (transient credit)

* This link opens a new page, "Forms Available for Download."  The form is located under the heading "Academic Advising."

 

University College (UNC)

Chubb Hall 140, 593-1935.


Arts & Sciences (A&S)

Office of Student Affairs, Wilson Hall 104, 593-2845.

 

Business (COB)

Office of Student Affairs, Copeland Hall 214A, 593-2000.

 

Communication (COM)

497 RTVC Building, 593-4880.

 

Education (EDU)

McCracken Hall, reception desk, lobby, 593-4420.

 

Engineering & Technology (ENT)

Stocker Engineering and Technology Center 157, 593-1474.

 

Fine Arts (FAR)

Jennings House, 593-1812.

 

Health & Human Services (HHS)

Grover Center W362, 593-9334.

 

Honors Tutorial (HTC)

35 Park Place, 593-2496.

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HOW CAN I FIND OU COURSES EQUIVALENT TO MY TRANSFER COURSES?

You have two ways to do this:

 

Contact your advisor or the University College office.The easiest way for us to help you is if you provide the name of the college you want to attend, the course number and name, and course descriptions.

 

U.Select: www.transfer.org. The state of Ohio maintains a website that students from Ohio colleges and universities can evaluate how a course at one institution transfers to another Ohio college. Visit the website and open a new member account. How and which courses transfer to and from all Ohio colleges can be found at the “Course Equivalencies” link on the left of the page. Be sure to check your transfer course choice with the University College student services office.

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HOW IS TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATED?

 

All college-level credit earned with a grade of C- or higher at a regionally accredited institution is accepted as transfer credit at Ohio University. Transfer courses from Ohio public colleges in which you earn a D-/D/D+ will also be accepted. The college in which you are enrolled is responsible for determining how your transfer work fulfills graduation requirements.

 

If your college determines that the transfer course is equivalent to a specific course at Ohio University, you will be given credit for that specific course (e.g. PSY 101 General Psychology). If no specific course in the Ohio University curriculum matches your transfer course, you will be given credit in the department that would house such a course at the level at which the course would be if Ohio University offered the course (e.g. PSY 1XXL or 100 level psychology credit). If your transfer course does not match any department at Ohio University, your course will be equated to a technical elective (TECE) and a course level (e.g. TECE 2XXL).

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF A TRANSFER COURSE HAS BEEN EQUATED INCORRECTLY?

 

If a course title is unfamiliar or if no course description is available, it may be difficult for your college office to correctly evaluate your transfer credit. If you believe that your transfer credit has been equated incorrectly, go to your college office to ask why the transfer course in question was not equated to the particular course. If you have supporting materials from the original college or university, such as a course catalog or syllabus, take those with you to the college office. If a mistake has been made, your college office can correct it.

 

University College (UNC)

Chubb Hall 140, 593-1935.

 

Arts & Sciences (A&S)

Office of Student Affairs, Wilson Hall 104, 593-2845.

 

Business (COB)

Office of Student Affairs, Copeland Hall 214A, 593-2000.

 

Communication (COM)

497 RTVC Building, 593-4880.

 

Education (EDU)

McCracken Hall, reception desk, lobby, 593-4420.

 

Engineering & Technology (ENT)

Stocker Engineering and Technology Center 157, 593-1474.

 

Fine Arts (FAR)

Jennings House, 593-1812.

 

Health & Human Services (HHS)

Grover Center W362, 593-9334.

 

Honors Tutorial (HTC)

35 Park Place, 593-2496.

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HOW DOES TRANSFER WORK AFFECT MY OHIO UNIVERSITY G.P.A.?

 

Transfer work has no impact on your Ohio University grade-point average. All grades for transfer credit are converted on your academic record to a T grade symbol. For this reason, you cannot take a course at another institution to raise your grade-point average.

 

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