Transfer Students

Students desiring to transfer from another post-secondary institution should follow the admission procedures described under Application Procedures. It is permissible to enter the degree courses at either the fall or spring semester. The following provisions govern your transition to Ohio Christian University:

  • The student seeking enrollment by transfer from another college must request that an official transcript of all college courses be sent from their college.
  • For most majors, individual courses in which at least a "C-" grade or its equivalent has been earned at accredited (ABHE, TRACS, or regional accreditation) institutions are eligible for transfer credit. Up to a maximum of 95 semester hours of transfer credit may be accepted from these accredited four year colleges or up to 64 semester hours from junior or community colleges.
  • Credits earned at a non-accredited college may be accepted for transfer credit after probationary study at Ohio Christian University of 30 semester hours in which a GPA of 2.0 or higher has been achieved. The maximum number of credits transferable from a non-accredited college is 60.
  • Requests for evaluation of transfer credit are usually processed within five business days. If consultation with the department chairs is required, the process may take an additional five business days.
  • Each applicant for transfer admission will be notified of the specific course credits or equivalents to be granted by Ohio Christian University.

Transferable Credits for Bible & Theology

Transfer students, except those in the Religion Department, will be required to take Bible and theology courses based on the number of transferable credit hours, as delineated on the chart below.

Transferable Credits







Required OCU Bible Credits







Gospels (3)    


Pentateuch (3)


Bible Elective (3)


Intro to Missions (3)


Basic Christian Beliefs (3)

Old Testament Survey (3)

New Testament Survey (3)

Worldviews (3)

Bible Study Methods (2)


Personal Evangelism (2)


Theology Capstone (2)


Student Success (PS100) Course Transfer or Exemption

Transfer students may be exempt from taking Student Success at OCU. Factors include whether or not a similar course has been completed at another school, how many hours are eligible for transfer, and the student's college GPA.

Students who have taken a similar course at another school may transfer credit for PS100 Student Success with a college GPA of 3.0 or above, or if they have completed 20 or more hours, with a college GPA of 2.0 or above.

Students who have not taken a similar course must take PS100 unless they have completed more than 19 hours with a GPA of 3.0 or above, or 26 or more hours with a GPA of 2.0 or above.

Student Success Course Exemption

Hours Completed <20 20-25 26+
College GPA for Transfer 3.0+ 2.0+ 2.0+
College GPA for Exemption Not Exempt 3.0+


Students exempted from the PS100 requirement must replace the course with one hour of general elective credit.