• Advising

    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—and they are here for you through completion. We encourage you to utilize our advising services.

  • Edison State's career pathways advisors are your partners in success! A career pathways advisor is the first advisor that you will meet with once you have made the decision to further your education. Together, you and your career pathways 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 a student educational plan (SEP) tailored to your lifestyle and work schedule.
    • Prepare you to navigate your first semester at Edison State.

    Now you are enrolled and on your way. This does not mean 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?

    Current students can turn to the faculty advisor of their program 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 can connect you with opportunities for internships and other career builders. Your faculty advisor will work with you and help keep you on track towards graduation.

    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 career pathways and faculty advising, Edison State provides

    • Career Services Advising  Career Services 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.
    • College Credit Plus Advising  College Credit Plus advisors work with high school students who wish to enroll in the College Credit Plus program and take 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. 

  • Did you begin your college career with Edison State Community College but now 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

    1. Identify your transfer major and transfer school as soon as possible. 
    2. Consult with both Edison State and transfer university advisors. 
    3. 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.

    Transfer Module  
    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.

    Articulation Agreements  
    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:

    • Degree finder for consortium school Lists of transfer contact personnel 
    • Cross registration procedures

    Our 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.

    Bachelor's Degree Programs

    College | Contact Major Location
    Bluffton University
    Sara Gresse
     Bachelor of Arts 
    Organizational Management
     Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Bluffton University
    Bowling Green State University
    Sherri Orwick Ogden
     Bachelor of Science 
    Advanced Technological Education

    Franklin University
    Jenny Garringer
    Community College 
    Regional Manager
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     Bachelor's Degrees 
    Applied Management
    Business Administration
    Business Forensics
    Computer Science
    Computer Justice Administration
    Emergency Management & Homeland Security
    Energy Management
    Exercise Science 
    Financial Management
    Financial Planning
    Forensic Accounting
    Health Information Management
    Health Sciences
    Healthcare Management
    Human Resources Management
    Nursing (RN to BSN)
    Information Systems
    Information Technology
    Interactive Media Design
    Logistics Management
    Management & Leadership
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
    Public Administration
    Public Relations
    Public Safety Management & Leadership
    Social Sciences
    Sport Management
    Web Development
    Ohio University
    Wanda Gandy
     Bachelor of Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science Applied Management
    Bachelor of Science
    Nursing (RN to BSN)
    Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies
    Wright State University | Lake Campus
    Dr. Greg Homan 
    Organizational Leadership 
    Program Coordinator and Advisor
    800.237.1477, Ext. 8344 (Ohio only)
     Bachelor's Degree 
    Organizational Leadership

    Wright State University | Lake Campus

    Wright State University | Main Campus

    Miami University
    Tom Looker
    937.778.8600 Ext. 7943 tlooker@edisonohio.edu
     Bachelor of Science Degrees
    Electronics Engineering Technology
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Miami University

    Western Governors University

    More information for faculty 
    and staff can be found here.

     Bachelor Degrees
    Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8)
    Early Childhood Education
    Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12)
    Science (5-9)
    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)
    Health Informatics
    Nursing (Prelicensure) (select areas only)
    Business Management
    Business-Human Resource Management
    Business-Information Technology Management
    Marketing Management
    Sales and Sales Management
    Information Technology
    Information Technology-Network Administration
    Information Technology-Network Design and Management
    Information Technology-Security
    Information Technology-Software


    Master's Degree Programs

    College | Contact Major Location
    Bluffton University
    Sara Gresse
     Master of Arts 
    Business Administration
    Organizational Management
     Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Franklin University
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     Master's Degrees
    Business Administration
    Business Analytics
    Business Psychology
    Criminal Justice Administration
    Computer Science
    Data Analytics
    Health Informatics
    Healthcare Administration
    Human Resources Management
    Information Technology
    Instructional Design & Learning Technology
    Marketing & Communication
    Public Administration
    RN to MSN

    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 below for more information.

    WSU PASS Partnership