Transfer, AP, CLEP, and IB Credits
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To find information regarding the Ohio Northern University's International Baccalaureate acceptance policies, please follow this IB link.
Transfer Work Policies
Ohio Northern University accepts coursework for transfer credit from accredited institutions if a grade of 'C' (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better was earned in the course and the content applies toward the student's intended course of study at ONU. Only credit, not grades, transfer. Transfer credit can be accepted from institutions lacking regional accreditation but having accreditation by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- It is the applicant student’s responsiblity to provide the required documentation necessary for determining the acceptability of work for transfer credit at ONU.
- Credit may be accepted only upon the recommendation of the specific ONU department or college in which the coursework is appropriate.
- Before credit is awarded, previous coursework may be subject to validation by examination if recommended by the appropriate ONU college or department.
Under normal circumstances, transfer-credit evaluations are done only after the student has been accepted to ONU and then just prior to registration for a term or an orientation day. Official documents received by ONU directly from the issuing institution are required for all transfer-credit evaluations. If the student applies to ONU, provides official transcripts to ONU, and requests the admissions office to have an evaluation of transfer work, a preliminary evaluation of a transcript will be performed and the results sent to the appropriate college dean for communication with the prospective student. If official documentation is not provided or there is no specific request from the admissions office, no preliminary evaluation will be performed. If the work is from other than one of our feeder schools, as listed on the Office of the Registrar Web site, the student must provide course descriptions or syllabi to assist in the evaluation. If a specific course from one of our feeder schools is not listed for that institution on the Web site, a course description or a course syllabi must be provided by the student. If the course work has not already been articulated by ONU and a course description or a syllabus is not provided, the work would most likely result in being listed as XXX rather than a specific ONU course number. Credits to be transferred must be graded C (2.00) or higher and must apply toward the student's intended course of study.
Only credit transfers, no grades and GPA.
Concealment of previous attendance at a college or university is cause for cancellation of admission and registration.
Transcripts from each post-secondary institution previously attended, sent directly to Ohio Northern by U.S. Postal Service are required. If information appears to the left of the course subject code that indicates the course is part of a group or sequence of courses that must be taken in order to have the transfer credit accepted as indicated on the right side of the screen. A faculty member should check Banner directly to determine the specific group or sequence of courses. Students must contact their academic dean and complete a Transient Approval form before taking work at another college or university. There can be limitations and restrictions on credit accepted towards a major.
Click here for information on Transient Status policies and procedures.
- Credit in business-related areas from two-year institutions is not equated to upper-level (300- or 400-level) courses in The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration.
- Courses claimed to contain engineering content will only be transferable to the T.J. Smull College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University if they are part of an ABET-accredited enginering program.
- Coursework to be transfered in as equivalent to Introductory Chemistry 1, 2 or 3 (CHEM 171, 172 or 173) or Organic Chemistry 1, 2 or 3 (CHEM 251, 252 or 253) must be appropriate courses from an institution with an ACS-accredited chemistry department.
It is also important to note that courses taken at other Ohio schools may not transfer into Ohio Northern University as equivalents.