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The OHIO Transfer Experience

As a transfer student, you would be welcomed by an inclusive community of faculty, staff and students from diverse academic backgrounds.


For more than 200 years, Ohio University has distinguished itself by offering nationally competitive academic programs and a rewarding residential experience. The transfer process can seem overwhelming and challenging, but our aim is to work with you to make the process as transparent and seamless as possible.

Am I a Transfer Student?

All campuses of Ohio University consider you to be a transfer applicant if you have completed more than 9 semester hours or 12 quarter hours at another regionally accredited institution after graduating from high school.


Learn about applying

Relocating from a Regional Campus

If you are currently enrolled at one of Ohio University's regional campuses and you wish to begin taking classes on the main (Athens) campus, you are technically considered a relocate student. You should contact your regional campus student services office and ask about the relocate process. You can also contact the Allen Student Advising Center with questions.

Relocate to the Athens Campus

Many Credits Transfer

At OHIO, your previous coursework may apply toward a bachelor’s degree that you can complete online.

Learn more about transferring credits

Community College Partners

Ohio University nurtures partnerships with community colleges throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. You can build on your previous coursework and associate degree by taking courses from Ohio University and your community college to complete your bachelor's degree at OHIO.

View a list of partner institutions

Find Your Transfer Advisor

Our transfer advisors are here to give you personal attention and ensure your smooth transition to OHIO.

Admissions transfer staff

The OHIO Transfer Ambassadors

The OHIO Transfer Ambassadors program is an official Ohio University student organization that serves as a support network for prospective transfer students, current students, and alumni of Ohio. Members are current students who serve as part of the Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions transfer recruitment team. Ambassadors know firsthand what transferring to OHIO is all about, and they serve as resources for potential transfer students. Meet the OHIO Transfer Ambassadors

Apply to become a Transfer Ambassador


Transfer Facts


Number of exclusive transfer scholarships


Average number of credit hours transferred


OHIO graduates employed or in school one year after graduation

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