Transfer Students


Students may receive credit for courses in several ways:

  • by completing the courses satisfactorily
  • by passing proficiency exams
  • by demonstrating experiential learning through portfolio development
  • by transferring credits

Students who wish to transfer to other institutions should contact the Registrar at that college or university for information about transferability of credit.

Transferring Credits

Students who transfer from an institution of higher education that is accredited, regionally or otherwise, must have an official transcript of their courses sent directly from their original institution to the Office of the Registrar at the University of Northwestern Ohio for evaluation of credit. Transcripts issued to students will not be accepted.

Credit may be granted for comparable course descriptions and credit hours in which students have received a grade of C or better. Computer and other technical courses will need to be retaken if not taken within a recent time period, usually three years. Depending upon any deficiencies in Math and English, additional courses may be required. Transfer credit cannot be used to replace courses that have been previously attempted at the University of Northwestern Ohio. Grades are not transferred.

Students who have attended an institution that is not regionally accredited but is accredited by organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education, or institutions recognized as candidates for such accreditation, may be granted transfer credit based on evaluation of the courses and the successful completion (2.00 cumulative GPA) of one quarter of full-time work in the following colleges: College of Business, College of Health Professions, or College of Occupational Professions or two sessions in the College of Applied Technologies. The transfer credits will be recorded on their permanent transcripts when a 2.00 is achieved.

Proficiency Exams

Proficiency exams may be taken by all students - Traditional and Online. Contact the Registrar's Office for a list of courses for which proficiency exams are available. Fees are $50 per test for the Colleges of Business, Occupational Professions, and Health Professions and $50 per written test/$225 per hands-on test for a technical course in the College of Applied Technologies.