Transfer Student Services

Transfer Opportunities               

Sinclair Community College provides students with the foundation and experiences they need to successfully transfer to a four year university. Nearly 3,000 students transfer from Sinclair each year. Transfer admission to any public four year institution in Ohio is guaranteed for in-state residents who have completed an associate degree!

Over 30% of Sinclair students plan to transfer after competing their degree.

What do previous Sinclair transfer students tell us?
  • 30% felt more academically prepared than the students at the school they transferred to
  • 40% of transfer students reported their GPA increased after transferring
  • 88% would choose to start at Sinclair again – and not change a thing

Upcoming Transfer Events

Welcome Week Transfer Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 29th in the Loggia area of the Library from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A number of university representatives will be available to discuss the transfer process, admission requirements, program pathways and scholarship opportunities.

Top four-year transfer destinations:

Institution: Contact:
Wright State University
University Of Cincinnati
The Ohio State University
Ohio University
University Of Dayton
University Of Dayton-Sinclair Academy
Miami University
University Of Phoenix
Bowling Green State University
Indiana Wesleyan
Franklin University

Sinclair/Wright State Double Degree Program

Double Degree Program

The Sinclair-Wright State University Double Degree program allows you to seamlessly move into a Wright State program of study after earning an Associate degree at Sinclair. Benefits include:

  • Joint advising
  • Signed program agreements
  • Guaranteed admissions
  • Scholarships

For more information:

                                    Double Degree Transfer scholarships

University of Dayton/Sinclair Academy

The University of Dayton/Sinclair Academy program allows you to seamlessly move into a UD program of study after earning an Associate degree at Sinclair.

For more information:


Sinclair is accredited by the North Central Association. This is a quality standard that assures Sinclair credits will transfer. In fact, Sinclair students transfer to over 400 institutions across the country.

Articulation Agreements

Formal agreements are in place for over 100 academic programs. Transfer admission is guaranteed to any public four year university in Ohio for in-state residents who have earned an associate degree from Sinclair.

Outgoing Articulation Agreements


Successful transfer requires careful planning and course selection. Consult your academic advisor each semester to stay up-to-date with specific program requirements.

Academic Advising

Visiting College Schedule

Weekly, 4 year college representatives are available to assist you with program/course questions, admissions requirements, and scholarship opportunities.

Visiting College Calendar

Making a Transfer Plan:

Time Frame (prior to graduation): Task:
12-24 months Determine where you plan to transfer
12 months Meet with academic advisor
6 months Submit application
6 months Apply for Financial Aid / Scholarships

Factors to consider when choosing where to transfer after completing your Sinclair degree:

  • Degree Programs: Make sure the college you choose has the major you are interested in pursuing.
  • Learning Environment: Consider factors like a college’s average class size, student-to-teacher Do you learn better through discussions or through hands-on activity?
  • Campus Life: What do you want your college experience to be like outside of the classroom? Extracurricular activities, social life, school spirit and traditions and housing options are important to consider.
  • Distance from Home: Decide how far from home you want your college experience to take you. Do you want to have the support of friends and family nearby, or experience life in an entirely new part of the country?
  • Location: Do you see yourself attending college in a small town where the campus is the center of activity, or a major metropolitan area where you’ll enjoy the benefits of city living? Also decide if you want to be in a certain geographic area or climate.
  • Type of College: Private, public, religiously affiliated, single-sex or co-ed there are many types of colleges and all offer benefits and drawbacks.
  • Size: A tiny liberal arts school and a huge state university will give you two very different college experiences. Visit colleges at both ends of the size spectrum and a few somewhere in the middle to see where you feel most comfortable.
  • Student Body: Do you want a college where you’ll be surrounded by students similar to yourself, or one where you’ll meet people from a variety of backgrounds? Check out student demographics for colleges you’re considering, such as male-to-female ratio, average student age, and geographic, ethnic and religious diversity.
  • Cost: Don’t limit your college search because of costs. Financial aid and scholarships can do a lot to offset cost differences between two colleges. But do think realistically about how you plan to pay for college, and find schools that work within your financial circumstances.
  • First Impressions: No matter what, you should visit the top two or three colleges you are considering. Talk to students, take a long walk through campus, sit in on a class and grab a cup of coffee in the student union. The best way to get a real feel for a college and decide if you belong there is to go there. And if you’re like many students, you’ll visit one college that just feels “right.” Go with your instincts and believe in first impressions.

Transfer Tools