Transfer of Credit to Sinclair
To make sure that credits from another institution transfer efficiently to Sinclair, follow these steps:
- Request Official Transcripts
Contact all previously attended colleges/universities and request that official transcripts be sent directly to:
Sinclair Community CollegeUpon receipt of a student’s transcript, the Sinclair Student Records department will notify the student via U.S. mail. Within 15 business days of receipt the Student Records department will equate the transferred courses to Sinclair courses. When this is complete, a full report of these equivalencies will be sent to the student in the mail.
Registration & Student Records
444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
- Meet With An Academic Advisor
Students then meet with an academic advisor, Third Floor, Building 11, Room 11346, or call (937) 512-3700 to schedule an appointment for an explanation of how credits transfer. Advisors will work with students to determine which courses to take for the degree programs. If all transcripts have not been received by Sinclair prior to meeting with advisors, students are encouraged to bring an unofficial transcript from previously attended college(s).
- Register For Classes
Conditions for Transfer Admission
- Ohio residents with associate degrees from state assisted institutions and a completed, approved Transfer Module shall be admitted to a state institution of higher education in Ohio, provided their cumulative grade point average is at least 2.0 for all previous college level courses. Further, these students shall have admission priority over out-ofstate associate degree graduates and transfer students.
- When students have earned associate degrees but have not completed a Transfer Module, they will be eligible for preferential consideration for admission as transfer students if they have grade point averages of at least a 2.0 for all previous college level courses.
- In order to encourage completion of the baccalaureate degree, students who are not enrolled in an A.A. or A.S. degree program but have earned 60 semester or 90 quarter hours or more of credit toward a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least a 2.0 for all previous college level courses will be eligible for preferential consideration for admission as transfer students.
- Students who have not earned an A.A. or A.S. degree or who have not earned 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of credit with a grade point average of at least a 2.0 for all previous college level courses are eligible for admission as transfer students on a competitive basis.
- Incoming transfer students admitted to a college or university shall compete for admission to selective programs, majors, and units on an equal basis with students native to the receiving institution.
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 the institution. 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 as native students on the basis of the number of credits earned. All residency requirements must be completed at the receiving institution.
Acceptance of Transfer Credit
To recognize courses appropriately and provide equity in the treatment of incoming transfer students and students native to the receiving institution, transfer credit will be accepted for all successfully completed college level courses completed in and after fall 2005 from Ohio state assisted institutions of higher education. Students who successfully completed A.A. or A.S. degrees prior to fall 2005 with a 2.0 or
better overall grade point average would also receive credit for all college level course they have passed. (See Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy, Definition of Passing Grade and Appendix D) While this reflects the baseline policy requirement, individual institutions may set equitable institutional policies that are more accepting.
Pass/fail courses, credit by examination courses, experiential learning courses, and other non-traditional credit courses that meet these conditions will also be accepted and posted to the student record.
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. Students should use the Transfer Module, Transfer Assurance Guides, and Course Applicability System for guidance in planning the transfer process. 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.
Following the evaluation of a student transcript from another institution, the receiving institution shall provide the student with a statement of transfer credit applicability. At the same time, the institution must inform the student of the institution’s appeals process. The process should be multi-level and responses should be issued within 30 days of the receipt of the appeal.