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Transfer Students / Undergraduate

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.

TRANSFERRING FROM OUTSIDE VISCOM

THE TRANSFER INTERVIEW SESSION

This is held at 10 a.m. on the fourth Friday of each term. This fall semester, the interviews will be held remotely on Teams. 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.

THE INTERVIEW

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 that can be shared via Teams.

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 18, 2020). Please contact Undergraduate Director Julie Elman (elman@ohio.edu) for information on how to access the online session.

Signing up for your interview: We'll be scheduling current Ohio University students for (remote) interviews, via Teams, starting on the Monday of the eighth week of the term (for fall semester, October 12, 2020). The interviews themselves will be held on the Friday of that week (October 16, 2020). Please contact Undergraduate Director Julie Elman (elman@ohio.edu) for information on how to sign up for an interview.

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, contact Undergraduate Director Julie Elman at elman@ohio.edu.

CHANGING MAJORS WITHIN VISCOM

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 12, 2020 for fall semester). Students are highly encouraged to talk to their advisors prior to the eighth week of the semester.

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, contact Undergraduate Director Julie Elman at elman@ohio.edu.