Credit Transfer

Once a student is accepted in a degree or certificate program, official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities submitted for admission will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for transfer of credit evaluation.

Generally, only coursework earned at a regionally-accredited institution with a grade of C or better will be acceptable in transfer. Courses in which a D was earned will also be transferrable, but only if the course was taken Fall 2005 or later.

Once the evaluation of transfer work is completed, the student will receive a Transfer Evaluation Report, which lists all credits awarded in transfer and what equivalent courses have been assigned at Cincinnati State. In the event that no equivalent course at Cincinnati State can be assigned, the transfer course will be accepted as elective credit. Whether or not courses accepted as elective credit are applicable to the student's degree or certificate program is at the discretion of the program chair or academic advisor.

In situations where coursework is five years old or older, or where requisite skills may have been lost, courses previously taken at other institutions will be subject to review by the faculty and dean of the division that offers the equivalent course(s). Those courses reviewed which do not meet current program requirements and standards will not count towards degree or certificate requirements.

Transfer credit accepted at Cincinnati State will appear on a student’s transcript as a cumulative number of hours accepted.

Ohio Course Applicability System

Ohio Course Applicability System is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.

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