Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students with 12 or more hours should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for application materials. A transfer student’s application is valid for one year.

The University of Findlay must receive an official transcript sent directly from each college or university attended by a prospective student. An official high school transcript or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) is also required for each transfer student.

An evaluation of the number of credits and courses accepted for transfer will follow the letter of conditional acceptance for domestic students and the application for international students.

For domestic students, transfer credit is normally granted when courses taken at a post-secondary institution accredited by an approved accrediting agency including MSCHE, NEASC-CIHE, NEASC-CTCI, NCA-HLC, NWCCU, SACS, WASC-ACCJC, and WASC-ACSCU are completed with a verifiable grade of “C” or better and are not developmental in nature as defined by The University of Findlay.

For international students, transfer credit is normally granted when courses taken at an approved, as defined by the appropriate governmental body in the international student’s home country (e.g., Ministry of Education), degree-granting post-secondary institution are completed with a verifiable grade of “C” or better and are not developmental in nature as defined by The University of Findlay.

The decision regarding the acceptance of credit rests with the Office of the Registrar. Decisions about validation of courses are based on a comparison of syllabi or course descriptions and when the validation is in question, it will revert to the demonstrated student competencies.

Courses completed at a two-year institution are not found to be equivalent to upper-level courses at The University of Findlay. Therefore, transfer credit from a two-year institution will either transfer in as an equivalent to a 100- or 200-level course or will transfer in as an elective.

Course equivalencies from one institution to The University of Findlay are reviewed periodically and are subject to change. Therefore, a student’s transfer evaluation will only become official after he/she enters The University of Findlay and his/her credits have been posted to The University of Findlay transcript. Modifications to a student’s program can only be made with the approval of the appropriate program director.

A student transferring credit from an institution not on the semester system will have his/her transfer credits converted to semester hours. For example, a three-quarter-hour course transfers as a two semester hour course.

Students from accredited two-year institutions can transfer a maximum of 62 semester hours of credit. In most cases, the holder of an associate’s degree from an accredited two-year institution will receive junior class status.

International students entering The University of Findlay’s undergraduate program must submit a verified TOEFL score of at least 500 or a verified Academic IELTS score of at least 6.0. International students whose medium of instruction was English at the secondary and/or post-secondary level may apply for exemption from this requirement.