External Credit

Transferring External Exam and Course Credit to Ohio University 

Ohio University recognizes several kinds of transferable credits, including college level courses taken at other universities and certain credits by examination (AP, IB, etc.). Ensuring that your records are complete prior to attending Bobcat Student Orientation will greatly increase your ability to create a complete and appropriate schedule. To ensure that either your test scores or official transcripts have been received prior to orientation, check your OHIO Student Center to-do list or call Undergraduate Admissions at 740-593-4100. 
For advising purposes, it is also helpful to bring copies of any external credit with you to Orientation. 

College-Level Credit from Another Institution 

In general, college level courses taken at regionally accredited institutions will transfer to Ohio University. This includes courses taken while in high school via PSEO and dual enrollment. Courses taken at any of the public colleges or universities in Ohio with grades of "D-" or better will transfer. Courses taken from private and out-of-state institutions will transfer if the grade earned in the class is "C-" or better. 

External Examination Credit 

If you have taken AP or IB courses and their corresponding assessments or any of the other examinations listed below you may receive college level credit. 
Advanced Placement (AP) 
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) 
International Baccalaureate (IB) 
Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) 
Project Lead the Way 

Official Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores are not made available until the first week of July for exams taken in May so they will not show on your record until after orientation. For a full list of equivalencies, please visit www.ohio.edu/admissions/transfer. 
Please request that your test score reports or an official (sealed) copy of your transcript from each college and university that you have attended be sent directly to Undergraduate Admissions, Ohio University, 120 Chubb Hall, 1 Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. It is important to note that you will need to initiate the sending of your transcripts and that it sometimes take up to 4 to 6 weeks for them to be processed and evaluated. 

Undergraduate admissions can provide more information about transfer credits: http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/transcredits/.

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