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Are you a student enrolled at another college with questions about transferring to Ohio Wesleyan? Or maybe you're a high school student interested in OWU's transfer options and partnerships? Check out this list of FAQs. If you still need help, we're just an email or phone call away.
Ohio Wesleyan requires a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Courses will transfer if they meet these criteria:
When you are admitted, the Office of Admission will complete a preliminary evaluation of the courses you took elsewhere, including the credit OWU will award for those courses and what OWU requirements the courses have fulfilled. The courses don’t have to have an exact equivalent, such as the same Ohio Wesleyan course title, to be transferable.
If you are admitted and make your enrollment deposit, the registrar will establish your official OWU record. Your transferred courses and grades will show on your transcript, but only your OWU course grades will count toward your official GPA. Graduation honors are also based only on the grades you earn at OWU.
The Ohio Wesleyan academic program is conducted by semester, but credits are based on units rather than on semester hours. Most courses are worth one unit of credit; you’ll need a minimum of 34 credits to earn your degree. Some courses offer fractional credits; for example, science courses with a lab component are worth 1.25 credits.
At Ohio Wesleyan, a unit of credit is equivalent to 3.75 semester hours or 5.5 quarter hours. So a 3-hour semester course would be equivalent to .81 units and a 4-hour semester course would count as 1.07 units. Staff in the Office of the Registrar will be happy to work with you to create your new academic record.
Yes. If you need to defer, submit the $400 non-refundable enrollment deposit and indicate your intention to do so on your application.
Most of our bachelor’s degree programs can be entered in mid-year. If you intend to enter at that time, applications for spring admission are due December 1. For more information, please speak with your Admission Counselor.
Transfer students are eligible for the same merit and need-based aid as those applying for first-year admission. We suggest that you file a FAFSA form annually, regardless of your financial circumstances.
However, if you are applying for aid under the Veterans Administration G.I. Bill, you must:
The amount you are awarded by the Veterans Administration will be deducted from your OWU bill.
Completing the Transfer Common Application or the OWU Online Application provides OWU with the information needed to process your app. The contacts you provide from the institution you wish to transfer from will automatically be asked to send your college transcript, high school transcript, transfer report, and professor's evaluation. If there are exceptional circumstances and OWU needs any additional information our transfer office will contact you.
Living in an on-campus residential learning community is an integral part of the Ohio Wesleyan University educational experience. As a residential university, we require full-time enrolled students to live on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria of exception: