Transfer credit from other institutions of higher education will be determined upon receipt of an official transcript and college catalog describing the courses. North Central State College will evaluate courses or credits which have been successfully completed at regionally accredited, educational institutions and grant transfer credit based upon similarity of course content to the NC State curriculum.
For courses completed prior to September, 2005, a grade of at least a C- must have been received in any course accepted for transfer credit. For courses completed after September, 2005, grades of D-, D, and D+ will be considered for transfer credit unless a specific department requires a higher grade for non-transfer students. In addition, some transfer courses with grades of D-, D and D+ may not meet prerequisite and graduation requirements for specific degree programs. A minimum grade of C- is required in all transfer courses for the NC State courses that are Pass/No Pass. Courses that are considered for transfer credit must meet the same grade requirements as the NC State courses. See the Academic Programs and Description section of this catalog and individual program Curriculum Worksheets for specific course grade requirements.
A completed Ohio Transfer Module or courses within the Ohio Transfer Module will be evaluated according to the guidelines of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Credit for applicable course work completed at a regionally accredited institution may be accepted as transfer credit for up to eight-years following completion. After the eight year period, transfer credit may be allowed with special approval. For graduation, a minimum of 20 credits must be completed at NC State. At least 10 of those credits must be technical courses in the field in which the degree is granted. Transcripts are not automatically evaluated for transfer credit. Students should request that their transcripts be evaluated prior to registration. Once they register for a course, they have waived their right to receive transfer credit for it. Forms to request transfer credit are available in the Student Records Office.
Transfer students shall be subject to the catalog in force at the time of their admission to the receiving institution and to any revisions that occur after its publication and prior to their enrollment. Once admitted, transfer students shall be subject to the same regulations governing applicability of catalog requirements as native students. Furthermore, transfer students shall be accorded the same class standing and other privileges (e.g., financial aid, registration, parking privileges, etc.) as native students on the basis of the number of credits earned. Exceptions to this regulation may be found in Section III. C of the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education, following the directive of the Ohio General Assembly, has developed a statewide policy to facilitate movement of students and transfer credits from one Ohio public college or university to another. The purpose of the state policy is to avoid duplication of course requirements and to enhance student mobility throughout Ohio’s higher educational system. Since private colleges and universities in Ohio may or may not be participating in the transfer policy, students interested in transferring to a private institution are encouraged to check with the college or university of their choice regarding transfer agreements.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Articulation and Transfer Policy established the Transfer Module concept. North Central State College’s transfer module consists of 38 semester credit hours of coursework in English composition, mathematics, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and physical sciences. Once a student completes the NC State Transfer Module in its entirety, with a “D” or better in each course, the entire module is guaranteed transferable to any state-supported college or university in Ohio in place of that institution’s module. The student must, of course, meet the admissions criteria of the particular state-supported institution before the module can be transferred. Also, students may be required by the receiving institution to meet additional general education requirements beyond those included in the Transfer Module, so long as the same requirements apply to native students.
Students meeting the requirements of the Transfer Module are subject to the following conditions:
- The policy encourages receiving institutions to give preferential consideration for admission to students who complete the Transfer Module with a grade of D or better in each course and who have successfully completed altogether at least 60 semester credit hours. These students must have an overall grade point average of 2.00 in Transfer Module courses to be given credit for the Transfer Module, and only courses in which a grade of D or better has been earned will transfer.
- The policy encourages receiving institutions to admit, on a non-preferential consideration basis, students who complete the Transfer Module with a grade of D or better in each course and who have successfully completed altogether less than 60 semester credit hours. These students will be able to transfer all courses in which they received a grade of D or better.
Admission to a given institution, however, does not guarantee that a transfer student will be automatically admitted to all majors, minors, or fields of concentration at that institution. Once admitted, transfer students shall be subject to the same regulations governing applicability of catalog requirements as all other students. Furthermore, transfer students shall be accorded the same class standing and other privileges as all other students on the basis of the number of credits earned. All residency requirements must be successfully completed at the receiving institution prior to the granting of a degree.
In order to facilitate transfer with maximum applicability of transfer credit, prospective transfer students should plan a course of study that will meet the requirements of a degree program at the receiving institution. Specifically, students should identify early in their collegiate studies an institution and major to which they desire to transfer. Furthermore, students should determine if there are any special course requirements that can be met during their time at NC State. This will enable students to plan and pursue a course of study that will articulate with the receiving institution’s major. Students are encouraged to seek further information regarding transfer from both the Student Records Office at NC State and the college or university to which they plan to transfer.
North Central State College has an appeals process for the use of any student who disagrees with the amount of transfer credit he/she has been given by the College. Details about this procedure and the steps involved in filing an appeal are available to students upon request in the Office of the Chief Academic Officer. (Every other state-supported college or university in Ohio is also required to have such an appeals process regarding transfer credit decisions.) If a transfer student’s appeal is denied by the institution after all appeal levels within the institution have been exhausted, the student can appeal to the state level Articulation and Transfer Appeals Review Committee.
The Appeals Review Committee shall review and recommend to institutions the resolution of individual cases of appeal from transfer students who have exhausted all local appeal mechanisms concerning applicability of transfer credits at receiving institutions. The courses listed below are included in NC State’s Transfer Module. Additional information about the Transfer Module, including a recommended sequence in which courses can be efficiently taken, is available in the Byron Kee Welcome Center.
Courses Included in Transfer Module
Effective Date: Fall 2020
(Semester Hours Precede Course Number)
*Courses in Areas III and IV must be from two different disciplines.
Transfer Module Total Hours - 38 (Total of Columns A, B, and C)
The Transfer Module contains 36-40 semester hours of course credit.
(Note: You can obtain a catalog/brochure that lists the TM approved courses from the institution.)
Bachelor Degree Options
After completing an Associate’s Degree at North Central State College, students may wish to continue their education by completing a Bachelor’s degree. North Central State College has entered into articulation agreements with several universities that will allow easy transfer of credits from NC State classes to certain Bachelor degree programs. For more information, refer to our transfer options web page at ncstatecollege.edu/degrees-certificates/ transfer.
Bachelor Degree Partnerships
North Central State College has many articulation and transfer pathways from both the technical and transfer degree to four-year colleges and universities for bachelor’s degree completion. See the transfer options web page at ncstatecollege.edu/degrees-certificates/transfer for current and developing pathways. If the pathway or college of your interest is not shown, contact the Dean of Liberal Arts at 419-755-4570.
North Central State College/Youngstown State University
Through a special agreement between Youngstown State University and North Central State College, graduates of NC State’s Criminal Justice program can complete their Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice without ever setting foot on the YSU campus. The Youngstown State University courses will be completed by means of a video conference link with the YSU campus. The courses will be broadcast from Youngstown State University directly to NC State, where students will meet in class with students from various other sites around Ohio. “Bridge” courses will be taken from North Central State College at NC State. For more information, contact North Central State College office of the Chief Academic Officer.
North Central State College/Franklin University
Through a special agreement between Franklin University and North Central State College, students can complete a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Business Management, followed by a Master’s degree in Business Administration after completing the Business Administration or Accounting program at NCSC. For more information, contact the Dean or Assistant Dean of Business, Industry and Technology.