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The School of Visual Communication will consider transfer students, both from within the school (changing majors) and from outside the school, twice a year, and only when openings are available. As a selective admission program, there are a limited number of seats available in each sequence.



This session is held at 10 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each term. All transfer students from outside of VisCom are expected to attend a transfer information session. This session will go over our majors and review important information about transferring into VisCom.

The following policy has been established by the School of Visual Communication as a means of selecting the best-qualified students for the program. Depending on the major, students transferring with over 60 hours of credit will find it difficult to complete the school’s curriculum in two additional years.


All students seeking to transfer into the School of Visual Communication must be interviewed by school faculty. During this interview, students must have available a copy of their DARS or transcript, a resume, and a portfolio (examples of some of your creative work).

The GPA requirement: You are expected to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of transfer. If your GPA is lower, please submit a letter of explanation for the faculty to consider with your DARS.

The information session: All transfer students are expected to attend a transfer information session, which is held at 10 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each term (for fall semester, September 17, 2021). The information session will be held in Schoonover 276.

The portfolio review / interview: We'll be scheduling current Ohio University students for interviews, which will be held on the eighth Friday of the term (for fall semester, October 15, 2021. Sign-up sheets for these interviews are at the front desk in the VisCom office, Schoonover 250).

Requirements upon successful transfer: Successful transfer students will be enrolled conditionally, and have two consecutive terms to complete VICO 1000 and JOUR 1330 with a grade of C or better before final admission.

Download the School of Visual Communication Professional Course Grade Requirement Policy

For more information about transferring, or the status of transfer openings, send an email to Tim Goheen at goheen@ohio.edu.


Students changing majors within the VisCom program might find it difficult to finish in four years. Interested students should discuss their plans with their adviser and provide a written request to the school’s faculty.

A request to change sequence will only be considered on the eighth week of the term (week of October 11, 2021 for fall semester). Students are highly encouraged to talk to their advisors prior to this time.

Requests will be reviewed by all VisCom faculty. Consideration of transfer is based on available openings in the requested major and previous academic performance.

For more information about changing majors within the School of Visual Communication, send an email to Tim Goheen at goheen@ohio.edu.