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Transfer Credit Frequently Asked Questions

I didn't receive credit for a course, what happened?

First, review the following list of questions:

  1. What grade did you earn in the course? If the course was transferred from a private or out-of-state institution and your grade was below a C-, then the course will not transfer. If the course was transferred from an Ohio public university or community college and your grade was below a D-, then the course will not transfer.
  2. Was the course a developmental/remedial course? Courses that are not considered college level are usually indicated with course numbers below 100 or 1000 and do not transfer to OHIO.
  3. Was the institution you attended regionally accredited?

OHIO only accepts transfer credit when the source institution is regionally accredited.

Regional Accrediting Organizations

  1. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  2. New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)
  3. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (NCAHLC)
  4. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  5. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Commission on Colleges
  6. Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC)
  7. Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSCU)

If an incoming course is pending evaluation by an academic college, the course status will be “no rule” on your transfer credit evaluation. Please note that you have received credit for these courses, they are just pending evaluation by your academic college. If you have questions in this regard, please contact the appropriate college office via the phone numbers listed below. If the course has been evaluated by an academic college, the information will be listed under equivalent course, units, and grade. There are several possible outcomes:

  1. Your course matches a specific OHIO course – the OHIO department code and course number will be listed (e.g., PSY 1010).
  2. Your course is in an area that is also taught by OHIO, but the content does not match a specific OHIO course – an OHIO department code with an appropriate course level designation will be listed (e.g., PSY 2XXL, meaning this is a 2000 level psychology course with no specific match to an OHIO course).
  3. Your course is in an area not offered by OHIO – the departmental code, TECE, meaning “technical elective,” will be listed along with a course level designation (e.g. TECE 1XXL). Each OHIO academic college counts only a certain amount of TECE credit toward graduation. Check with your academic college for more specific information in this regard.
Do my grades transfer to OHIO?

No, only your courses transfer. You will begin with a new GPA once you enroll at OHIO; however, some selective admission programs may take your previous grades into account when considering you for admission to their majors.

I have a copy of my DARS, but several courses that were listed on my transfer credit evaluation are not included. Why not?

The course in question hasn’t yet been evaluated by your college. While you have received credit for this work, it does not appear on your DARS because it has not yet been evaluated. Please contact your college office and ask that the work be equated. Additional information may be required by the college before the articulation process can be completed.

I think the course evaluation is wrong. What should I do?

Contact your academic college office and explain your concerns. Students can present additional information regarding previous coursework, such as course syllabi and a portfolio of completed assignments, to clarify the learning outcomes achieved in the course. Most colleges will require a copy of the current course description and/or syllabus for a re-evaluation.

What if I change my major?

Each academic college determines the transferability of your coursework. Contact your new student services office to review whether any previously transferred credit should be re-evaluated against your updated degree requirements.

Student Services Offices

Academic College Campus Location Phone Number College Website
Center for International Studies Yamada International House 740.593.1840
College of Arts and Sciences Wilson Hall 104 740.593.2845
College of Business Copeland Hall 214 740.593.2000
College of Fine Arts Jennings House 740.593.1808
College of Health Sciences and Professions Grover Center W379 740.593.9336
Honors Tutorial College 35 Park Place 740.593.2723
Patton College of Education McCracken Hall 740.593.4400
Russ College of Engineering and Technology Stocker Center 155 740.593.1474
Scripps College of Communication Schoonover Center 100 740.593.4883
University College Chubb Hall 140 740.593.1935