Forty percent of the students at Edison State Community College are over the age of 25. Our adult learners find that they fit in quite nicely and are an important addition to the classroom environment. We are certain that you will find faculty and staff particularly welcoming and helpful to adult learners.
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We recognize the tremendous experience of our adult learners and are proud of the level of diversity, experience and academic excellence that you bring to our campus. Whether you want to prepare for a rewarding career or just take a few classes, Edison State Community College can help you start strong and finish fast!
We understand that you are busy and have a lot going on. We can help build a schedule that works for you and we have the support services that you need to succeed—including child care, financial aid assistance, academic advising, tutoring, career development, health services and disability support services.
Please review the admissions checklist. Check out our scholarships and financial aid opportunities and take a look at ALL of our program offerings. Then schedule your advising appointment by calling 937.778.8600, and let's get started!
We can guide you toward a career path that aligns with your interests and provide information about the type of high-paying jobs are in demand locally and across the nation.
If you are interested in just taking a class or two, you will not need to submit official transcripts or attend student orientation. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for most forms of financial aid. However, you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement from your employer or the military. Our Resource Specialists will be happy to assist you with registration and answer any questions that you may have. Once registered, they will review and assist you with your Edison State email, WebAdvisor and Blackboard accounts.
Edison State's online classes may be the solution. You can view a listing of our online offerings in the Academic Catalog. If you plan to enroll in online courses, you must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading and writing AND successfully complete the Online Readiness Workshop. You may register for the workshop at the same time that you register for your online classes. If you have taken online classes previously, you may petition to waive the Online Readiness Workshop requirement.
START STRONG at Edison State Community College. Our "2 + 2 University Transfer" degrees are your gateway to over 250 bachelor's degrees. See the following FAQs for more information.
Start at Edison State and transfer your coursework for another degree. Edison State's small class sizes and affordable tuition make it easy to launch your bachelor's degree close to home.
Edison State's "2 + 2 University Transfer" degrees are your gateway to over 250 bachelor's degrees at Ohio's public and private universities, as well as to colleges across the United States.
If you plan to transfer we encourage you to
The Edison State staff works closely with four-year institutions to keep programs up-to-date and transferable. Edison State's articulation agreements with area colleges and universities list the courses that you can take at Edison State to prepare for popular majors at nearby schools.
Some of the universities that recent Edison State graduates have transferred to include Bluffton, Bowling Green, Capital, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Franklin, Ohio Northern, Ohio State, University of Toledo, Urbana, Wittenberg, Wright State and Xavier.
Edison State's academic advisors utilize a variety of transferability tools including:
Ohio Higher EdInterested in going to college in Ohio? The University Systems of Ohio has created a
site especially for you. The goal is to help connect future college students with information on how to plan, apply, and pay for your education at Ohio's public universities, community colleges, and adult career centers.
By completing Edison State's Transfer Module, students can satisfy the general education requirements at other Ohio colleges and universities. The
Transfer Module contains 36-40 semester hours of courses in the fields of English, mathematics, arts/humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and physical sciences.
Edison State has articulation agreements with area colleges and universities which list courses that you can take at Edison State to prepare for popular majors at nearby schools, including Wright State University, Sinclair Community College and many others. See the
articulation agreements list for information on transferring credits to and from Edison State. Contact an advisor for more detailed information.
Transferology details course equivalencies between colleges and universities in Ohio by school and by course. It enables you to find out what credits will transfer to where and how those credits apply to a program of study.
Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS)Developed by the Ohio Board of Regents and created by The University Systems of Ohio, the
Transfer Assurance Guides provide information on general and specific education coursework that students can complete and transfer. See Edison State Transfer Assurance Guide approved courses here.
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)The
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education provides several resources for new and transfer students including:
Edison State Community College has entered into partnerships with several universities to offer degree completion programs on the Edison State campuses and online. These partnerships are designed for adult students who have completed technical A.A.S., A.A.B., or A.T.S. degrees and wish to continue their education beyond the associate degree.
Often times, these programs are accelerated or online. These programs apply more of the technical credits to a bachelor's degree than a traditional transfer program. However, A.A./A.S. degree students are also eligible for admissions to these programs. In many cases, the student may take additional coursework at Edison State before or during the time they are enrolled in the university.
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IMPORTANT For more information on these programs, please contact the college representative listed. Costs are at the rate of the degree-granting school.
The Wright State University PASS Partnership Program formalizes the link between the Wright State University Dayton and Lake Campuses and the Edison State Community College Piqua and Darke County Campuses to provide seamless student movement between the two institutions. The objective is to facilitate student entry or reentry into a bachelor's degree program at Wright State University. Click the button below for more information.
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