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Transferring Credits to Aultman College

Interested in transferring colleges? This page contains more in-depth information about transferring credits to Aultman College.

What can I receive for transferring my credits?

To get a general idea, please view the transfer equivalency guide, which covers common courses at local institutions. The best way to find out is to submit your transcripts for an unofficial transfer credit evaluation.

Math and science courses require a B (3.0) or better with a completion date within seven (7) years of the semester date of the request.   All other courses require a C (2.0) or better.

Transfer courses must match or exceed the semester credit-hour requirement for Aultman College courses. For example, 5.0 and 4.0 quarter credit-hour courses will be considered equivalent to a 3.0-semester credit- hour course.

Are nursing classes transferrable?

In general, most nursing courses are not transferrable between institutions. This is not something unique to Aultman College. Each institution follows specific teaching models and learning objectives, making it hard to transfer. We will still evaluate any previously earned nursing credits. Nursing and radiography courses require a C (2.0) or better with a completion date within three (3) years of the semester date of the request.

Please note that skills validation testing may be required. The granting of nursing transfer credit constitutes advanced standing (see the “advanced standing for transfer nurse programs” section below). 

How many hours do I need to take at Aultman College?

Every institution has something called a residency requirement. Residency requirement means the number of credit hours you must take at that institution to graduate. If you are bringing in a large amount of transfer credits, you still need to complete a certain amount at Aultman College to graduate with your intended degree.

Residency requirements by program are:

  • Associate degree programs require 41 credit hours completed at Aultman College.
  • Bachelor’s degree programs require 80 credit hours completed at Aultman College. Exceptions to this are below.
  • BSW students may receive up to 65 hours of block and/or transfer credit for an active, unencumbered healthcare license as determined through a Prior Learning Assessment or as outlined in an approved articulation agreement
  • BSN Completion (BSNC) Program the BSNC requires 120 credit hours. We award 32 credits for an active, unencumbered RN license. Students must complete 26 credit hours of nursing course work in the BSNC curriculum. Students must also complete 62 credit hours of general education courses, all of which are available at Aultman College. Of those 62 general education credits, up to 50 can be transferred. The BSNC residency requirement allows a maximum of 82 transfer semester credit hours toward the 120-credit hour degree. A completion requirement of at least 38 credit hours is needed to be earned at Aultman College. The college will accept general education course work with no time limitation on the completion of those courses. Transfer credit for these courses requires a grade of C (2.0) or better for consideration.

Do transfer courses count toward my GPA?

Awarded transfer credit grades are reflected on your Aultman College transcript but do not calculate into your grade-point average (GPA) at Aultman College.

What if I want to appeal a transfer credit decision?

Transfer credit in the appeals process is only for transcripted college academic courses. Following the evaluation of a student transcript from another institution, Aultman College will provide you with a Statement of Student Transfer Courses. At the same time, we will inform you of the appeal process, which is below.

  • Students who disagree with the awarding of transfer credit must file an appeal no later than two (2) weeks prior to the end of the student’s first semester in a program.
  • The student should complete the Transfer Credit Appeal Form.
  • Submit the completed Transfer Credit Appeal Form with course syllabus/i to the registrar, who will forward it to the appropriate division dean(s). The student should keep a copy as a personal record.
  • The division dean(s) will consult with faculty to re-evaluate the course(s) for which the student is requesting reconsideration. This process takes approximately two (2) weeks of the date of receipt of the complete appeal request, including attached syllabi. The student will receive notification of the final decision.

Transfer credit awards become FINAL at the end of the first semester of enrollment in a program. All submissions and appeals must be filed two (2) weeks before the end of the student’s first semester, and appeal decisions will be completed prior to that final date. Aultman College only considers transcripts submitted during the college admissions process for transfer credit.

Advanced Standing for Transfer Nurse Programs

Advanced Standing is the process for determining academic credit granted for prior nursing courses or transfer credit (OBN 4723-5-01).


  • The student submits all official transcripts to Admissions for transfer credit consideration. Courses to be considered for transfer credit must appear on the transcript from the original institution where the course was taken.

         a. After the student is accepted to the college, the registrar evaluates the transcript.
         b. The registrar cross-references the current transfer credit equivalencies list with the transcript and grants credit for exact matches.

If the registrar cannot determine the match, the appropriate faculty member evaluates the course based on course outcomes. 

  • When credit is granted, the registrar enters data into the SIS. For credit granted from non-equivalency institutions, data is additionally entered into an internal tracking spreadsheet.
  • A Statement of Student Transfer Courses is generated, and the student is notified of the results.
  • If the student disagrees with the awarding of transfer credit, he/she must complete the appeal procedure no later than two (2) weeks prior to the end of his/her first semester in a program (see Appeal Procedure below).