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Transfer Student Admission

If you have completed 12 hours of post-secondary education with at least a C average at an institution of higher learning, you are considered to be a transfer applicant at Ohio University – Zanesville. If you have completed fewer than 12 semester hours, you will apply as a freshman applicant. The application process for transfer students is listed below:

  • Step 1: Create an account to get started.
  • Step 2: Using your new account information, complete the Application for Admission.   For transfer applicants who do not want to use the online application, please print and mail the alternative Ohio University Regional Campus Application (PDF) with a non-refundable $20 application fee.         
  • Step 3: Request high school transcript or GED Certificate be sent to Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions, Chubb Hall 120, 1 Ohio University Drive, Athens, OH, 45701 or bring your GED certificate- complete with scores, to the Office of Student Services, 1425 Newark Rd., Zanesville, OH, 43701.
  • Step 4: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-up date for the current year. (Visit Ohio University-Zanesville's Financial Aid webpage for more information.)
  • Step 5: The Office of Student Services will contact you regarding an advising appointment after your application has been processed.

How will your credits transfer?

Community College General Education Equivalency Guides

  • Check here for information about equivalencies for schools like, Central Ohio Technical College, Columbus State, Hocking College, Washington State, Zane State, and others.

Transfer Credits from a 4-year Institution

  • Ohio Transfer to Degree Guarantee, is a tool aimed at helping prospective transfer students by showing how their courses will transfer.

In general, college level courses taken at a regionally accredited institution will transfer to Ohio University with grades of "C-" or better. Effective January 2006, as mandated by the Ohio Legislature and directed by the Articulation and Transfer Policy defined by H.B. 95, grades of "D" or better will also transfer from any of the public colleges or universities in Ohio for courses taken beginning fall term 2005.

Typically, students transferring from private Ohio institutions or any institution outside the state of Ohio will not receive credit for "D" grades. However, a course with a "D" grade will transfer if it meets two conditions: (1) The course was a specific prerequisite (as stated in the previous school's catalog) for a later course that you took in the same department; and (2) You earned a grade of "C-" or better in the later course. If you have coursework that meets these conditions, contact Undergraduate Admissions to arrange to receive credit.

The manner in which this credit will apply to graduation requirements is determined by the College in which you major.  Remedial courses  are not transferable.  Credit is only awarded after admission to the University as a degree-seeking student and upon receipt of official transcripts.

If you are transferring to Ohio University with credit from institution(s) outside the state of Ohio, normally courses in which you have earned a grade below "C-" are not acceptable for transfer.  Once you are admitted, you will receive a credit transfer report within approximately two weeks after you receive your letter of admission. This report may include some courses that have not been equated to Ohio University courses at the time credit was transferred. The Student Services Office in each college determines how the credit matches Ohio University courses and satisfies specific degree requirements. Questions regarding equivalencies should be directed to your college office on the Athens campus.

To transfer your college-level credit, contact each college and university that you have attended, and request an official (sealed) copy of your transcript be mailed to:

Student Services
1425 Newark Rd.
Zanesville, OH 43701

Phone: (740) 588-1439
Fax: (740) 588-1444

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions
Chubb Hall 120
1 Ohio University Drive
Athens, OH 45701
F: 740.593.0506