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Transfer to Tiffin University

We strive to make your transfer to the Dragon Nation simple and effortless. You worked hard to earn those college credits – and we make it easy to transfer them to TU. Once you apply, our team will personally guide you through the entire process.

We are very excited that you have included Tiffin University in your college search and can’t wait to show you everything TU has to offer.


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USE OUR TRANSFER GUIDE BELOW TO MAKE THE FIRST STEPS TOWARD YOUR EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY. YOUR ONE STOP FOR ALL TRANSFER STUDENT QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION.

It is easier than you think

  • Transferring your credits to Tiffin University is a simple process. Once we receive transcripts from all previously attended institutions we will work on completing a transcript evaluation. This will allow you to know how your credits will transfer to Tiffin University and what courses you would have remaining to complete your degree.
  • Scholarships are available to qualified students.

Transfer Requirements

  1. It is recommended that you have a minimum 2.0 cumulative college grade point average (GPA) from the institutions(s) you have attended.
  2. Each student is assessed on an individual basis.

The Transfer Process

  1. Apply to Tiffin University.
  2. Request official transcripts from high school and all institutions previously attended.  If you have earned an Associate’s degree Tiffin University does not need your official high school transcript.
  3. Schedule a campus visit.
  4. Meet with your Transfer Admissions Counselor to review your admissions file.

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Under certain circumstances, Tiffin University can help students translate knowledge into college credit. Adult students, in particular, have the opportunity to seek credit based on significant demonstrated learning acquired as a result of experience in employment, volunteer activities, workshop/seminar participation, publications, community service, travel, military service or other life experiences. Credit can be awarded solely based on the experience; for example, extensive work training/certification that may translate into credit. The Dean of the respective School will determine if the experience alone will count for credit. In other cases, credit is not awarded of the experience itself, but for the verifiable learning outcomes that grew out of the experience. Credit will be granted through a rigorous portfolio and evaluation process approved by the Dean. Adults who have been out of school for a period of time and are now returning to the University are the most likely applicants for prior learning credit. Contact the Dean of the appropriate discipline School for more information.

CLEP – Credit may be awarded for either general or subject tests taken through College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The American Council on Education recommendations are followed when determining required scores for awarding credit.

INTERNATIONAL BACHELOR PROGRAMME – Students who have successfully completed International Bachelor (I.B.) Higher Level work may petition for transfer credit. For each Higher Level examination for which a score of 4 or better is achieved, 3 semester hours of credit may be awarded on a course-by-course basis. Credit is not awarded for I.B. Subsidiary Level examinations. An official score report of results received is required for credit consideration. Higher Level I.B. courses are generally considered to be on a par with the Advanced Placement program courses of the College Entrance Examination Board. No more than 30 semester hours will be awarded through this program.

CLEE – CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVE – A student who has successfully completed the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program may receive up to nine hours of credit (3 courses) toward a criminal justice degree. The student must have completed the entire CLEE program and meet the admissions criteria for a CJ degree. In addition, the student will need to submit their collection of CLEE documentation (10-15 papers completed during the training program) and/or write a 10-12 page paper on an assigned topic related to the TU course for credit. There is an administrative and processing fee of $100 per course. Contact the School Dean for more information.

PELC – POLICE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COLLEGE – A student who has successfully completed the PELC may receive up to six hours of credit (2 courses) toward a criminal justice degree. The student must have completed the entire PELC program and meet the admissions criteria for the CJ degree. In addition, the student will need to submit their collection of PELC documentation (10-15 papers completed during the training program) and/or write a 10-12 page paper on an assigned topic related to the TU course for credit. There is an administrative and processing fee of $100 per course. Contact the School Dean for more information.

OPOTA – This experience is designed for the student who wishes to earn their Ohio Peace Officer certification. Application and acceptance is required. The semester-long, 15 credit hour course currently consists of 600 hours of training, mandated, designed and overseen by the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy. The successful completion of this course will certify the student as an employment-ready police officer in the State of Ohio. Students interested in participating in the OPOTA academy will need to use all open elective credits to do so.

ODRC – OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION – A student who has successfully completed the Corrections Training Academy may receive up to six hours of credit (two courses COR 110 and COR 120) toward a criminal justice degree. The student must have completed the entire ODRC training program and meet the admissions criteria for the CJ degree. Learn more

STEP – SUPERVISOR TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM – A student who has successfully completed the entire STEP program may receive up to three Tiffin University credits toward our Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) or Master of Science (MS) (ENF335 for undergraduate or JUS532 for graduate).

Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts

Tiffin University is a member of the Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts, a group of 25 two-year and four-year colleges working together to provide clear, consistent transfer pathways in biology, English and psychology for community college students transferring to Tiffin University and other private colleges in Ohio. These transfer pathways align with the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) in biology, English and psychology, ensuring that associate degrees from Ohio’s community colleges provide a clear path to colleges and universities across Ohio.

Tiffin University and other partner institutions signed a Transfer Pledge as our commitment to your success as a transfer student.

Tiffin University has approved transfer pathways in English, biology and psychology.  You’ll be right on track to graduate with your bachelor’s degree!

Here are the benefits for you:

  • Transfer pathways give you clarity in the courses you take from many different community colleges and assurance that your courses will transfer smoothly toward your bachelor’s degree at Tiffin University
  • You’ll transfer with introductory major and most general education courses complete.
  • With the associate degree and transfer pathway, students can transfer to Tiffin University as a college junior, with maximum credit counting toward the major and bachelor’s degree. Check with a transfer advisor to make sure you meet GPA and other admission requirements.
  • Once you’ve enrolled at Tiffin University, you can complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as two years, enrolled as a full-time student.