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Transfer credits to MTC
If you are planning to transfer to MTC, you should meet with the Office of Admission as soon as possible. During the admission process, we will evaluate any credits you already have that may transfer to a program at MTC. Schedule an admission appointment today. If you are a graduate of MTC and are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, please read below for additional information.
You should also request an official copy of your transcripts from each institution you have attended and have them sent to our Registrar’s office.
Mailed transcripts can be sent to the following address:
Marion Technical College
ATTN: Registrar’s Office
1467 Mount Vernon Avenue
Marion Ohio, 43302
About Transfer Credit
- Students may submit credits earned at other approved institutions, professional programs, and the military toward a degree at MTC. Transfer credits are approved by the department dean or director unless otherwise governed by Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Course Policy or by an existing articulation agreement.
- Generally, courses must have been completed with a “C” (or a satisfactory on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory evaluation scale) to get transfer credit. A course completed with a “D” will transfer only in select circumstances.
- To receive your degree, at least 17 credit hours for any program must be earned at MTC, of which 12 must be in technical courses.
Process for Transfer Credit Decision Made at MTC
- The student applies for admission and requests previous college(s) to send a certified original transcript of coursework to MTC’s Admissions office. Hand-carried copies of transcripts cannot be used for official evaluations.
- MTC evaluates transcript(s).
- MTC decides on the equivalency and applicability of credit and sends the evaluation outcome to the student along with a notification of the 90-day period for filing an appeal.
- If the student accepts the evaluation, the process is complete.
- If the student does not understand or accept the evaluation, he/she may meet with the transcript evaluator to informally inquire about why a course(s) did not transfer.
- If the student does not accept the results of the informal inquiry, he/she may initiate the formal multi-level internal appeal process by appealing the evaluation outcome by writing an appeal to the dean or director of the academic division or program, specifying the course(s) for which transfer credit was denied and the reason(s) why credit should transfer,
- If the issue is still not resolved, the student may appeal to the Faculty Curriculum
Following the previous step, if the issue is not resolved, the student may appeal to the Vice President of Academic and Student Services.
- If the student remains dissatisfied with transfer credit evaluation after appealing at all levels within the college, the Vice President shall advise the student in writing of any state-level appeals process designated by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Transferring MTC credits to another college or university
Marion Technical College students have many opportunities to explore upon graduation. Most seek direct entry into the job market; however, more graduates continue their education toward a bachelor’s degree directly after they graduate or after starting their careers. Recent statistics show that between 20 and 25 percent of MTC graduates transfer to a four-year institution within six months of graduation.
MTC encourages students who intend to transfer to plan their academic courses carefully in consultation with MTC advisors as well as with advisors at the university to which they want to transfer.
The college participates in an annual Marion Area College Fair and hosts other special programs/workshops, providing easy access to dozens of well-known colleges and universities, many of which have offered MTC students guaranteed or highly favorable credit transfer.
How do I transfer my credits from MTC to another college or university?
Once you have determined which college or university will be your Next, here are few things to get started:
- Meet with an admissions representative at your intended college or university. That way, they can help you map a course plan for you. Be sure to have a list of the classes you have taken at MTC as well as the course catalog. If necessary, speak with a financial aid counselor as well.
- Request an MTC transcript from the Office of the Registrar to be sent to the four-year institution. Colleges and universities will accept official transcripts sent directly from the institution. Hand-carried copies will be not accepted. It’s always a good idea for you to keep an unofficial copy for your reference too.
- Be sure to file your FAFSA and add the school code of your new college. If necessary, speak with a financial aid counselor on your visit if possible.
MTC has entered into transfer agreements with other Ohio colleges and universities. These agreements enable graduates to enter the “transfer college” with junior status so they can, in most cases, complete a bachelor’s degree program in as little as two more years. Please see the Admissions representative for specific transfer options.
- Aspen University MSN
- Aspen University DNP
- Capital University
- Franklin University
- Transfer Credit Tool
- Franklin University (3+1 agreements)
- Indiana Wesleyan
- Mount Vernon Nazarene
- Ohio University
- Ohio University (2+2 agreements)
- Ohio State
- Siena Heights University
- Southern New Hampshire University
- Western Governor’s
- University of Cincinnati
Approved OGTP Pathways
In addition to using transfer agreements, MTC students can also complete an individual course or several courses within an academic major that are guaranteed to transfer to Ohio public colleges and universities. For more information click here.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) worked with colleges and universities to establish policies that ensure students can begin their college career at any state college or university, including Marion Technical College, and transfer credits earned to other state institutions without unnecessary barriers. This allows students, parents, and advisors to develop viable educational plans using all the resources of the public higher education system – beginning at any point along the pathway from high school through college.
Three (3) key stipulations of Ohio transfer policy mandates that public colleges and universities:
- Assure transfer of course credits and degrees without unnecessary duplication.
- Use a universal course equivalency classification system to eliminate inconsistent judgment in the transfer credit application.
- Admit students with associate degrees to state public universities on an equally competitive basis with native students for specific programs and with priority over out-of-state associate degree graduates and out-of-state transfer students.
It is possible for students to complete 50 percent of a bachelor’s degree at MTC depending upon their chosen major. According to state policy, students can maximize the transfer of college credit throughout all Ohio public institutions using the following methods:
Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs)
TAGs are groups of foundational and other courses that represent commonly accepted pathways to bachelor’s degrees, including specific majors. TAG courses are guaranteed to transfer and apply to the degree/program requirements of each major. Each of the over 35 subject areas found in the Ohio TAGs typically includes introductory or core courses in a major, e.g., business or psychology, and also recommended courses in the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM), e.g., microeconomics or sociology. Students can visit the Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) website for more information. Students can use this tool to determine which TAG courses transfer to various Ohio public institutions of higher education. You can keep search requests as broad or as specific depending on your educational aspirations.
Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs)
CTAG’s are courses students (both high school and adult) take at career-technical schools; these courses can count for college credit providing the student meets the requirements listed in the CTAG. MTC participates in CTAGs for Engineering, Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Criminal Justice and Practical Nursing. Students can visit the Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs) website for more information.
Industry-Recognized Credential Transfer Assurance Guide (ITAGs)
Some industry-recognized, third-party credentials (license/certification) you have obtained may be eligible to earn college credit. To be eligible for college credit, you want to make sure that your credential is current. This opportunity is possible thanks to Industry-Recognized Credential Transfer Assurance Guides (ITAGs).
For a complete list of ITAGs and the requirements to earn ITAG credit, visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) ITAG website.
Ohio Transfer 36 (formerly Ohio Transfer Module (OTM))
Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits among Ohio’s public colleges and universities and equitable treatment in the application of credits to admissions and degree requirements. This site provides information on general education coursework that students can complete and transfer. Students can complete specified General Education courses anywhere in the public system. Students can visit the Ohio Transfer 36 website for more information.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has developed a subset of the complete set of a college’s or university’s general education requirements known as the Ohio Transfer 36. The Ohio Transfer 36 represents a body of knowledge and academic skills common across Ohio colleges and universities in: 1) English composition; 2) mathematics; 3) arts and humanities; 4) social and behavioral sciences; and, 5) natural and physical sciences. Similar to the TAG’s mentioned above, the Ohio Transfer 36 provides students the opportunity to easily transfer course credits. Any college’s Ohio Transfer 36 courses are guaranteed to transfer among Ohio public institutions of higher education as a block of courses or on an individual course-by-course basis for students who do not intend to complete the entire block. Therefore, students can transfer credit for the successful completion of only one Ohio Transfer 36 course if desired. Click here to see a listing of approved courses to transfer and apply to a degree/major at Ohio’s public institutions of higher education.
Ohio GI Promise
Military training, experience, and coursework of student service members will count for credit throughout the University System of Ohio. Under this new standard, Ohio colleges and universities will use the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services to translate military education into credit. Where possible, this credit will count toward a student’s major or general education requirements. Students can visit the Ohio GI Promise website for more information.
CLEP – Credit via College Board
CLEP is an external credit-by-exam. Students may take this exam given by the College Board, the same organization that proctors the ACT. Students can now take the CLEP exam on the MTC Campus in the workforce solutions Building. Students can visit the CLEP website for more information.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Credit via College Board The University System of Ohio (USO) has initiated policies to facilitate the ease of transition from high school to college as well as between and among Ohio’s public colleges and universities.
AP tests are offered to high school students through College Board. With a sufficient score on the AP exams, students will be able to earn college credit and/or course equivalencies. High school students take Advanced Placement classes to prepare for the exams, as well as to earn high school credit.
MTC credit awarded for AP exams completed successfully is indicated on the Advanced Placement (AP) And MTC Course Equivalents list on the following page. Elective credit may be awarded for other AP exams completed with a score of 3 or above in accordance with Ohio policy.
Students can visit the advanced placement (AP) website for more information.
Ohio colleges and universities use Transferology, an electronic advising system that describes the transfer opportunities for students through a Web-based portal. Transferology is an effective and user-friendly tool that helps students transfer and apply credits to degree requirements through better planning, cohesive advising, and a one-stop clearinghouse of transfer and academic pathway information. The overall goal of Ohio’s transfer policy is to allow students to easily transfer credits between campuses for equivalent courses and be guaranteed that the courses apply to degrees in specific majors. Ohio needs more college-educated citizens, and these efforts are aimed to streamline the process and avoid duplication of effort and costs to students.
Students can visit the transferology website for more information.