Ohio Statewide Transfer Policy

This catalog statement reflects the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy


Transferology is a statewide Web-based higher education transfer information system. Transferology shows how courses taken at one institution transfer and apply to degree programs at another institution, providing information about degree requirements at colleges and universities across the state. To access, log on to www.transferology.com.

Transferology is the first stop for students who are looking to transfer to UT. Students can enter their previous and current coursework into a free user account, then see which courses at UT they have earned credit. Remember, if a course is not in Transferology, it does not mean it does not transfer. It simply means UT needs to review it for a transfer equivalency. This extra step ensures that the student gets the best evaluation for the transfer work.

Ohio Transfer 36

The Ohio Department of Higher Education, following the directive of the Ohio General Assembly, developed a statewide policy to facilitate a student's ability to transfer credits from one Ohio public college or university to another in order to avoid duplication of course requirements. Since independent colleges and universities in Ohio may or may not be participating in the transfer policy, students interested in transferring to independent institutions are encouraged to check with the college or university of their choice regarding transfer agreements.

The Ohio Department of Higher Educations’ Transfer and Articulation Policy established the Ohio Transfer 36, which is a subset or entire set of a college or university’s general education program. The transfer module consists of 36 to 40 semester hours (or 54 to 60 quarter hours) of courses in the following areas: English composition and oral communication; mathematics, statistics, and logic; arts and humanities; social and behavioral sciences; and natural sciences.

A transfer module completed at one college or university will automatically meet the requirements of the transfer module at another college or university once the student is admitted. Students may be required, however, to meet additional general education requirements at the institution to which they transfer.

Since many degree programs require specific courses that may be taken as a part of the general education or transfer module program at an institution, students are encouraged to meet with an academic adviser at the institution to which they plan to transfer early in their academic career. Advisors should be consulted regarding the transfer module and general education courses and any specific program requirements that can be completed before transfer.

Acceptance of Transfer Credit

Students will receive transfer credit for all college-level courses taken with a grade of "D-" or better. Grades of "F" are transferred; however, no credit hours are awarded. 

Admission to a given institution, however, does not guarantee that a transfer student automatically will be admitted to all majors, minors or fields of concentration at the institution. Once admitted, transfer students will be subject to the same regulations governing applicability of catalog requirements as all other students. Further, transfer students will be accorded the same class standing and other privileges as all other students on the basis of the number of credits earned. All residency requirements must be completed successfully at the receiving institution prior to the granting of a degree.

Responsibilities of Students

To facilitate transfer with maximum applicability of transfer credit, prospective transfer students should plan a course of study that will meet the requirements of a degree program at the receiving institution. Specifically, students should identify early in their collegiate studies an institution and major to which they desire to transfer. Further, students should determine if there are language requirements or any special course requirements that can be met during the freshman or sophomore year. This will enable students to plan and pursue a course of study that will articulate with the receiving institution’s major. Students are encouraged to seek further information regarding transfer from both their adviser and the college or university to which they plan to transfer.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education Guaranteed Transfer Pathways initiative is moving forward and new transfer pathways are being approved each semester. Students thinking about transferring should reach out to their academic advisor to see if an approved Guaranteed Transfer Pathway works for them.   

The University of Toledo's Transfer Credit Appeal Process

If a transfer student believes there is an error in his or her Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE), or has questions regarding the evaluation or application of transfer credit toward degree requirements, he or she should first contact the Transfer Center in the Registrar's Office. The completed Transfer Credit Appeal Form and course syllabi can be emailed to Transfer@utoledo.edu or dropped off at the Office of the Registrar in Rocket Hall, Room 1800. You can find the Transfer Credit Appeal Form under the FAQ  here.

A student disagreeing with the application of transfer credit has the right to appeal the decision by following the procedure below.

Appeals must be received by the last day of the semester following the original transfer credit evaluation.

 The appeal process is as follows:

  1. The student contacts the departmental chair and provides a written appeal. The departmental chair has 7 days from receipt of the appeal to respond in writing to the student.
  2. If the issue is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction at Step 1, the student contacts the dean of his or her UT college and provides a copy of the appeal and the department decision. A final college decision rests with the office of the dean. The dean has 7 days from receipt of the appeal to respond in writing to the student.
  3. If the issue is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction after Steps 1 and 2, the student submits a copy of the appeal, as well as the college decision, to the provost. The provost’s office will provide an institution-wide perspective. The provost has 7 days from receipt of the appeal to respond in writing to the student. If the request is denied, the written correspondence to the student will outline the process for appealing to the state-level articulation and transfer appeals review committee of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways

The Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) are designed to provide a clearer path to degree completion for students pursuing associate degrees who plan to transfer to an Ohio public university to complete their bachelor’s degree. The OGTPs also constitute an agreement between public community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements and will be counted and applied toward the bachelor’s degree. Students still must meet all university program admission requirements.

Learn more on how the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways work, how to get started and how OGTP can help College Credit Plus student by clicking here.