Piqua Campus Student Affairs | Suite 160
Darke County Campus 937.548.5546
Advising | Coming and Going
From the beginning of your college journey—until the end—our advisors are here for you. There are various types of advising but they all share a common goal—to provide assistance and help ensure your success. Our advisors play an active role in your entry to Edison State—through completion. They also actively participate in assisting you with your move forward upon completion at Edison State.
From the moment you choose to attend Edison State Community College—through the duration of your stay—our advisors are available and you are encouraged to utilize the following advising services.
Edison State's student success advisors are your partners in success! A success advisor is likely the first advisor that you will meet with once you have made the decision to further your education. Success advisors meet with all new students to discuss and confirm your major, develop a Student Educational Plan that fits your goals and lifestyle and navigate your first semester at Edison State. They will recommend classes that you should take early on, in order to be prepared down the road. Together, you and your success advisor will
Identify the right academic major to set you on your desired career path.
Identify the courses you'll need to accomplish your academic goals.
Help you develop an individualized learning plan tailored to your lifestyle and work schedule.
Awesome! Now you are enrolled and on your way. This does not mean, however, that you may not require additional assistance. Are you questioning your choice of major or just have a question about it? Are you unsure what courses to take and in what order? Do you want some advice on a course or other academic issue? We are still here for you!
Current students can turn to either the faculty advisor in the their program of study, or to a success advisor in Student Services office for assistance.
Faculty Advisors Faculty advisors offer unparalleled expertise in their respective field of study. Your faculty advisor will make sure that you take courses in the correct sequence, and connect you with opportunities to excel through internships and other career builders. Your faculty advisors will work with you and help keep you on track towards graduation.
Success Advisors Success advisors meet with students who don't have an assigned faculty advisor or who have general questions regarding registration, scheduling, completing degree requirements, and more.
We recommend that you meet with your faculty advisor each semester to
Confirm that you are pursuing the right academic major to set you on your desired career path.
Identify the courses needed to accomplish your academic goals.
Review your personalized Student Educational Plan (SEP), which is tailored to your lifestyle and work schedule.
Not sure who your faculty advisor is? Your faculty advisor's name appears on the top of your registration statement, just to the right of your name. It is also available in the "My Profile" section of WebAdvisor. If you do not have a designated faculty advisor, please submit a Declaration or Change of Major Form to Records and Registration.
Students may work with other advisors at different points in their academic career, depending upon their needs. In addition to admissions and academic advising, Edison State provides
Career Advising Career advisors can help you identify your strengths and interests, match them to careers you might enjoy and provide you with resources to gain a deeper understanding of these career fields including job outlook, salary, and education requirements. They can also assist you with finding a job, including resume help, interview preparation, and job search skills.
Disability Support Services Disability Support advisors work with students to identify and provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
Early College Program Advising Early College Program advisors work with high school students who wish to enroll in college-level courses at Edison State, while still attending high school. Advisors work closely with you to identify courses that will transfer seamlessly to meet degree requirements at other colleges and universities.
Financial Aid Advising Edison State's Resource Specialists and Financial Aid advisors are prepared to help you understand the financial aid process and how it applies to you and your specific situation.
You chose Edison State Community College to begin your college career. If you decide that you want to continue your education—our advisors and the following advising services are available to assist you with the transition.
You absolutely can! We call it the "2 + 2 University Transfer" program.
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.
The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree parallels the first two years of a bachelor of arts degree and is ideal for students pursuing majors in the social sciences, humanities and arts.
The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree parallels the first two years of a bachelor of science degree and is ideal for students pursuing majors in science, technology engineering, mathematics and business.
If you plan to transfer we encourage you to
Identify your transfer major and transfer school as soon as possible.
Consult with both Edison State and transfer university advisors.
Carefully follow the Transfer Module established by the Ohio Board of Regents.
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.
We use a variety of tools to ensure and maximize the transferability of your college credit to meet degree requirements elsewhere!
Edison State's academic advisors utilize a variety of transferability tools including:
Ohio Higher Ed
Interested 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 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.
You can go where you choose… but we do have university partners.
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.
Bachelors' Degrees Business Administration
Applied Health Care Management
Interactive Media Design
Health Care Management
Health Care Information Systems Management
Human Resource Management
Management Information Sciences
Public Safety Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Safety, Security and Emergency Management
More information for faculty
and staff can be found
Bachelors' Degrees Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8)
Early Childhood Education
Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12)
Science (Chemistry, 5-12)
Science (Physics, 5-12)
Science (Biological Sciences, 5-12)
Science (Geosciences, 5-12)
Special Education (K-12)
Nursing (RN to BSN)
Nursing (Prelicensure) (select areas only) Business Management
Business-Human Resource Management
Business-Information Technology Management
Sales and Sales Management
Information Technology-Network Administration
Information Technology-Network Design and Management
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.