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About Transfer Admission to Arts & Sciences

Transfer to A&S From Other Colleges Within Ohio University

To transfer into the College of Arts & Sciences from another college within the university, a student must be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher). Students who have earned 30 or more semester hours are not eligible to change to an undecided major in Arts & Sciences.

Courses taken to satisfy requirements in other colleges (e.g. MATH 1101) may not necessarily fulfill requirements or apply to an Arts & Sciences major. As long as a student's GPA is 2.0 or higher, he or she may apply to transfer to the College of Arts & Sciences by the Friday of the seventh week of the semester, but after that time, the change will not become official until the following semester.

Transfer From Other Universities

Applicants to the College of Arts & Sciences from other accredited collegiate institutions must first meet Ohio University's transfer specifications as outlined under "Transfer Applicant" in the Admissions section of the catalog. Transfer students may not declare an undecided major category to enter the College of Arts & Sciences.

The college determines the transferability of credit from other institutions, based on whether the institution is accredited or a recognized candidate for accreditation. The college follows the recommendations of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in recognizing transfer credit. For credit earned at foreign institutions and in other special cases, the college accepts the recommendations of the University Examiner in the Office of Admissions.

The college evaluates credits on a course-by-course basis and assigns an Ohio University course number whenever possible.

Technical credits for non-baccalaureate-level courses (e.g., office management) are evaluated as technical electives. Although such credits do not meet any specific degree requirement, a student may count up to 15 semester hours of technical credits toward total graduation hours. The benefit of technical credits applied to a degree program at Ohio University may be minimal. If a student is currently enrolled in a two-year program with the intention of transferring to Ohio University, it is important to take as much college-level work as possible in areas such as humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and science to improve chances of completing the four-year degree program within two to three additional years.

Students whose transfer credit is equated as comparable to Tier I-level composition or to quantitative courses are considered to have met the Tier I requirement. Transfer students without comparable credit in composition and/or quantitative courses must complete the requirement.

To fulfill University residency requirements, students are required to complete at least 50 percent of your major credits at Ohio University. If a student has a double major, he or she will need to complete at least 50 percent of the work in each major at Ohio University. Additionally, a student must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Transfer courses should be approved by the respective departments.

To fulfill a minor in Arts & Sciences, a student must complete a minimum of 50 percent of his or her coursework at Ohio University and have a minimum 2.0 GPA or higher depending on the specific major.