The Ohio Transfer Module is an option that facilitates transfer among Ohio’s state-assisted institutions. It is comprised of 36 credit hours. The Marauder Foundation in combination with additional hours as shown on the Transfer Module Grid meets the Ohio Department of Higher Education transfer module requirements and, along with the degree program, provides students the opportunity to tailor their university degree to their unique interests and academic needs.
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 education system. Since independent colleges and universities in Ohio may or may not be participating in the transfer policy, students interested in transferring to an independent institution are encouraged to check with the college or university of their choice regarding transfer agreements.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education Transfer and Articulation Policy established the Transfer Module, which is a specific subset or the entire set of a college or university’s general education requirements. The Transfer Module contains 54-60 quarter hours or 36-40 semester hours of specified course credits in English composition, mathematics, fine arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural science and physical sciences and interdisciplinary coursework.
A Transfer Module completed at one college or university will automatically meet the requirements of the Transfer Module at the receiving institution once the student is accepted. Students may be required, however, to meet additional general education requirements that are not included in the Transfer Module.
CONDITIONS FOR TRANSFER ADMISSION
Students meeting the requirements of the Transfer Module are subject to the following conditions:
1. The policy encourages receiving institutions to give preferential consideration for admission to students who complete the Transfer Module and either the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degrees. These students will be able to transfer all courses in which they received a passing grade of “D” or better. Students must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 to be given credit for the Transfer Module.
2. The policy also encourages receiving institutions to give preferential consideration for admission to students who complete the Transfer Module with a grade of “C” or better in each course and 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours. Students must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 to be given credit for the Transfer Module and only courses in which a “C” or better has been earned will transfer.
3. The policy encourages receiving institutions to admit on a non-preferential basis those students who complete the Transfer Module with a grade of “C” or better in each course and less than 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours. These students will be able to transfer all courses in which they received a grade of “C” 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 the 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.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS
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 language requirements or any special course requirements that can be met during the freshman or sophomore year. 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 their advisor and the college or university to which they plan to transfer.
TRANSFER APPEALS PROCESS
A multi-level, broad-based appeal process is required to be in place at each institution. A student disagreeing with the application of transfer credit by the receiving institution shall be informed of the right to appeal the decision and the process for filing the appeal. Each institution shall make available to students the appeal process for that specific college or university.
If a transfer student’s appeal is denied by the institution after all appeal levels within the institution have been exhausted, the institution shall advise the student in writing of the availability and process of appeal to the state-level Articulation and Transfer Appeals Review Committee.
This State Appeals Review Committee shall hear and recommend to institutions the resolution of individual cases of appeal from transfer students who have exhausted local appeal mechanisms concerning the applicability of transfer credits at receiving institutions.
A student appealing a decision on the applicability of transfer credit must have exhausted campus-level appeals and must have received a final decision before submitting the matter for further review by the State Appeals Review Committee. The State Appeals Review Committee shall have the power to obtain all records and documents used in the deliberation of the matter at the campus level. Neither the student appealing the decision nor the representative of the institution shall have a right of personal appearance before the committee.
STEPS IN THE TRANSFER APPEALS PROCESS
1. The institution publishes both state and local appeal procedures in the catalog or other appropriate student-oriented publications.
2. The student applies for admission.
3. The institution evaluates the transcript of accepted student.
4. The institution decides on applicability of credit and sends dated statement of transfer credit applicability to student along with a notification of the 90-day period for filing an appeal.
5. If the student accepts the judgment, the process ends.
6. If the student challenges the judgment, he/she appeals within the institution.
7. The institution initiates its internal appeal process which must involve individuals who did not participate in the original decision. If the institution’s appeal process provides for only two stages, initial review and appeal review, then this stage must provide for an institution-wide perspective. If more than one review step is involved, the final step must involve an institution-wide perspective. At each appeal level, the institution shall respond to the appeal within 30 days of the receipt of the appeal.
8. The institution notifies the student and the department, in writing, of judgment and informs the student of the right to a state appeal process and the address to which appeals may be sent.
9. If the student accepts the judgment of the institution’s internal review process, the process ends.
10. If the student challenges the judgment, the student appeals to the State Appeals Review Committee.
11. The State Appeals Review Committee notifies the student and the institution of the date of the hearing and requested information.
12. A hearing is held by the State Appeals Review Committee.
13. The State Appeals Review Committee notifies the student and the institution of advisory judgment.
14. The institution considers the advisory judgment of the State Appeals Review Committee.
15. The institution notifies the student of the disposition of the advisory judgment.
16. The process ends.
CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY TRANSFER APPEALS PROCESS
This appeal process will address the applicability of transfer credits between institutions. The process applies to all undergraduate courses, not just those in the Transfer Module.
Any student applying for admission to Central State University must have an official transcript(s) of credits from an accredited institution sent to the Office of Admission for review. The official transcripts from an accredited institution of accepted students will be analyzed for applicability of credits and the student will be served with a dated statement of credit applicability along with a notification of the 90-day period for filing an appeal. The Registrar, in consultation with the appropriate department chair, will determine the applicability of the general education credits.
The department chair will determine what courses can be applied toward the major. This determination may be based on the grade received in the course as well as the course content. For example, if native students are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in a course, transfer students may be required to repeat a course with a grade of “D” regardless of whether it is acceptable for the Transfer Module.
If a student disagrees with the decision of the Registrar on the applicability of courses for the general education requirements, the student may appeal that decision to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs within 90 days after receiving the decision from the Registrar. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will render a final decision within 30 days after receiving the appeal. The decision of the Academic Affairs office will be final.
If a student disagrees with the decision of the chairperson on the applicability of transfer credits in the major area, that student may, within 90 days, appeal to the dean of the college who will render a decision within 30 days. If the decision of the dean of the college is unacceptable, the student may, within seven (7), days appeal to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will render a final decision within fifteen (15) days.
TRANSFER MODULE REQUIREMENTS
The Transfer Module must include a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of introductory courses in the following areas:
• English Composition
• Arts and Humanities
• Social and Behavioral Sciences
• Natural and Physical Sciences
To complete the Central State Transfer Module, students must complete the requirements found on the CSU Transfer Module Grid and described in the “CSU Transfer Module Course Requirements and Course List.”
CSU Transfer Module Course Requirements and Course List
Section A: CSU General Education Requirements Applicable to the Transfer Module
English/Oral Communication - minimum of 8 semester hours
• ENG 1100 (5) Introduction to Writing and Reading for College or ENG 1101 (4) Introduction to Writing for College
• ENG 1102 (4) Writing & Researching the Essay
Mathematics, Statistics, or Formal Logic - minimum of 3 semester hours
MTH 1750 (3) College Algebra or
Advanced math option selected from:
• MTH 2001 (3) Probability and Statistics I
• MTH 2501 (3) Trigonometry
• MTH 2502 (4) Calculus I
• MTH 2503 (5) Calculus II
Arts and Humanities – minimum of 6 semester hours
• HIS 1110, 1121 or 1122 (3)
Select 3 additional hours in Humanities from the Arts and Humanities section of the Transfer Module Course list.
Social Sciences – minimum of 6 semester hours
Select six hours from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Transfer Module Course list.
Natural Sciences –minimum 6 semester hours. At least one course must include a lab.
Select at least 6 hours from the Natural Sciences section of the Transfer Module Course list. At least one course must include a lab for Transfer Module.
Section B: Additional Courses to Complete Transfer Module and Transfer Module Course List
To complete the Transfer Module requirements, select at least seven (7) additional hours from the Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Natural Sciences sections of the Transfer Module Course List.
2022-2023 Course Catalog
Refer to pages 61 through 71 of the 2022-2023 Course Catalog for listings of Ohio Transfer Module courses.
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