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Transferring Credits

For Students New to Wittenberg

Students who have completed the Ohio Transfer Module and an Associate degree will have met the requirements of the General Education program at Wittenberg (see below). The entire 60 semester hours or the quarter hour equivalent of the A.A. or A.S. degree will count toward Wittenberg's graduation requirements. Up to a total of 94 semester hours can be transferred.

  • You may need to take the Wittenberg Math Placement exam to meet some course prerequisites.
  • Courses with a grade of C- or below will not be transferred.
  • Students who have completed less than the equivalent of one year of foreign language at their home institution will be required to complete the Wittenberg General Education Language requirement.
  • Students will be required to complete the Community Service requirement.
  • Four writing-intensive courses (two in the major) at Wittenberg are also required to fulfill graduation requirements.

Students not completing either an Associate degree or the Ohio Transfer Module may need to complete additional courses to fulfill the Wittenberg General Education requirements.

For both groups of students, before you have been accepted and have deposited, we will work with you to do a preliminary transcript evaluation to determine how your credits transfer.

  • Courses with a grade of C- or below will not be transferred.
  • Although the grades granted for the transfer work (or study abroad) appear on the transcript, they are not calculated in the Wittenberg GPA.
  • All individual course credits will be converted to the Wittenberg semester-hour credit system.
  • If there is a direct course equivalency to a course offered at Wittenberg, the entry will show the equivalency with the Wittenberg department and course catalog number, but with the original course title from the other institution
  • If there is not a direct course equivalency to a course offered at Wittenberg, the entry will show "DEPT-XXX". This indicates that the credit will be accepted as elective credit, but you will need to supply additional course information to apply these courses to a specific requirement area, either General Education or for a major program.
  • At least 50 percent of the semester hour credits for course work in the major are to be completed at Wittenberg. .
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If all of your credits are not listed, our office has not received your final transcript. You will need to request the final transcript be sent to our office.

As an incoming undeclared transfer student you are assigned an academic adviser. If you plan to declare a major now, here is the form. Major Declaration

For undeclared majors, adviser information is as follows:

Ms. Janine Dogan
Recitation Hall
jdogan@wittenberg.edu
(937) 327-6136

If you are transferring from any of these institutions, click on the links below to see a transfer equivalency guide.

Guides for the new (beginning 2012-13) semester system:

Guides for the older quarter system:


For Currently Enrolled Wittenberg Students

Degree credit for course work taken at any other regionally-accredited institution is acceptable toward the individual's course work in the Wittenberg program. Only course work with a grade of C or better is eligible for transfer.

  1. Transfer credit from semester system institution is evaluated and placed onto the academic record on a 1:1 ratio, e.g., 3 semester hours are evaluated as 3 semester hours on the academic record.
  2. Transfer credit from quarter system institution is evaluated and converted to semester hours on a .67:1 ratio, e.g., 5 - quarter hours are evaluated as 3.35 semester hours on the academic record.
  3. To receive credits applied to a major, the student may be asked to present a portfolio of work, syllabi, or other materials to assist with this determination and to establish placement in a major or minor program. At least 50% of the credits required for a major program must be taken in residence.
  4. In applying transfer credits to general education requirements, 3 semester hours are sufficient to fulfill a 4 semester - hour requirement and in addition two 3 semester hour courses are sufficient to fulfill the two course 8 credit hours requirement.

Although the grades granted for the transfer appear on the transcript, they are not factored into the GPA.

Course work taken at another institution does not count under the repeat rule; i.e., the grade earned at the other institution does not replace the grade earned at Wittenberg.

Request to Transfer Credit Form must be filed with the Registrar prior to taking the work.

 

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