Edison State Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. By virtue of its charter, Edison State Community College holds recognition by the Ohio Board of Regents of the highest order attainable among institutions in the State of Ohio. The Regents have reviewed and approved the courses and programs of the College. This approval signifies that Edison State's courses meet prescribed standards of quality and uniformity for maximum transferability among institutions of higher education throughout Ohio.
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Are you interested in transferring to Edison State from another school? Do you want to take a class or two over your summer break? Maybe you want to get started at Edison State but transfer out for another degree? Whatever your need, we are thrilled to have you at Edison State Community College!
"It's close to home."
"I like the small classes sizes."
"I like the personal attention that I receive."
These are just a few of the benefits that students cite when asked what they like most about being at Edison State Community College. We are certain that you will feel this way too!
Want to transfer to Edison State?
Do you have credits to transfer to Edison State? How will your credits transfer? What is the process? It's simple. See the following FAQs for more information.
Follow the process below to transfer your credits to Edison State for evaluation.
To receive credit for courses taken at other colleges or universities, you must have your official transcript(s) from any previous institution(s) sent directly to the Office of Registration and Records at Edison State Community College. Most institutions charge a small fee to forward your official transcripts. Transcripts should be mailed to:
Registration and Records
Edison State Community College
1973 Edison Drive
Piqua, OH 45356
Once received, your transcript(s) will be evaluated and a Transfer Credit Evaluation report will be sent to you via email if you have an Edison State email account. You will receive your transfer credit evaluation report via U.S. postal mail if you do not have an Edison State account. The transfer credit evaluation report will detail all credits that will transfer to Edison State Community College.
A grade of "C" or higher must have been received. Grades of pass or credit also will be accepted. Certain coursework with a grade of "D" may also transfer.
Credit will not be granted for courses that are defined as pre-college level by the institution where they were earned. Such courses will be noted for academic advising purposes and will show transferred hours as "0."
You may receive general elective credit when a course does not have a direct equivalent at Edison State.
Edison State may accept credit from an institution that is not regionally accredited as outlined below:
The acceptance of work from a non-regionally accredited institution applies only to applied degree programs which include AAB, AAS and ATS degrees.
Student petitions for review of this course work will be on an individual basis, allowing for consideration of each student's knowledge base, recent use of course knowledge in the work place and supporting course work from educational experience. For more information on this process, click here.
Resources To research credit transfer and course equivalencies, visit the
For information on how coursework may transfer, please refer to the Ohio Board of Regents Transfer Policy, Section F,
Course Applicability System.
Yes, it is possible to do this. Please read the information below.
Non-U.S. Institutions If you would like to transfer credits to Edison State from an institution of higher education located outside of the United States, you will need to have your coursework evaluated by an approved agency such as World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.
Review the Credit for Prior Learning information below for specifics regarding how to have your credit posted for credit earned by exam or other means such as Advanced Placement exams, proficiency exams, CLEP, DSST, Tech Prep, or professional certifications, etc.
Yes, there are many ways to receive college credit! The following information outlines the conditions by which you can earn college credit for non-collegiate learning.
You may have an opportunity to earn college credit for non-collegiate learning that you have garnered prior to enrolling at Edison State Community College. Make arrangements to apply for prior learning credit as soon as possible after admission.
You may receive credit for an Edison State Community College course by using one of the methods listed below to demonstrate successful completion of appropriate prior academic and or/work experience. Credit awards must be equivalent to a particular course. Elective credit is not awarded for prior learning. Up to 30 credit hours may be earned via prior learning.
Students should be aware that prior learning credit awarded by Edison State Community College may not be applicable to degrees at other colleges or universities. A student who intends to transfer to another college or university should consult with a transfer advisor at that institution concerning the transferability of Edison State prior-learning credit.
The following are methods by which prior learning credit may be awarded.
Tech Prep Agreements College Tech Prep is a program of study that begins in a student's junior year of high school or career center and continues at Edison State Community College. College Tech Prep allows students to earn credits toward their college degree while they are attending high school. Click here for more Tech Prep Agreement information.
Military Experience and Training Edison State may award credits to veterans for military training and experience. To be considered for credit, please order a copy of your
Army/AARTS transcript, or
Sailor/Marine/ARTS transcript or
Air Force/CCAF transcript, and provide a copy of your DD214 to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records office. Credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as military credit. There is no charge for the posting of military credit.
Advanced Placement (AP) Edison State awards credit for appropriate scores (generally 3 or higher) on nationally-recognized Advanced Placement (AP) exams. To receive credit for Advanced Placement exams,
submit your scores to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office for evaluation. Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam. There is no charge for the posting of Advanced Placement credit.
Edison State Proficiency Exams You may receive credit for some Edison State Community College courses by way of an internal proficiency or 'test out' procedure. Students register for a proficiency exam, pay the appropriate fee and are contacted by the proctor to arrange an appointment for the exam. Once a proficiency exam is successfully completed and passed, appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam. There is no refund for failed exams. For additional information about test out options, contact an advisor.
You may not earn credit by exam for a course you have already completed at Edison State. A course is defined as 'completed' if you received a grade of A, B, C, D, F, S, U, IP or W.
If you are enrolled in a course and you would like to 'test out,' you must drop the course before you may take the test. The course must be dropped no later than the seventh calendar day of the term. You will be required to pay the appropriate fee before attempting to the 'test out' of a course.
If you do not pass the exam, you may not retake the exam for a period of one year.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Edison State awards credit for appropriate scores on the nationally-recognized CLEP exam. The
College Board website provides study and review resources for CLEP exams. You are encouraged to visit this site for study tips, test samples and additional resources. To receive credit for CLEP,
submit your scores to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office.
Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as a credit by exam. There is no charge for the posting of credit by exam. To schedule a CLEP exam, email Alice Gurklies or phone 937.778.7952.
Professional Exams You may be eligible for credit for the successful completion of nationally-recognized professional exams that support the mastery of skills or competencies related to your Edison State degree or certificate requirements. Students may be eligible to receive credit for an Edison State course or group of courses related to the skills or competencies tested on the exam. Credit awards are based on the
American Council of Education recommendations. An advisor can recommend course equivalencies for professional exams.
Portfolio Evaluation You may be eligible for credit for the demonstrated mastery of skills or competencies though work experience. The Portfolio Evaluation Guide documents the portfolio development and subsequent evaluation method by which knowledge or expertise is converted into college credits. Credits may be awarded if learning corresponds directly to a course currently offered at Edison State. Specific documentation and verification of knowledge and applicability to the equivalent course(s) is required. This procedure measures your achievement of specific course objectives as evaluated by subject experts. You should discuss this program with an advisor and meet informally with a faculty member for each course, to clarify questions about portfolio components, requirements and procedures.
Students seeking the CIT Network Computer Management A.A.B. degree can earn credit for the following professional certifications: A+, NET+, Security+, and CCNA. See the
Academic Catalog for more information.
Students seeking the CIT System Administrator A.A.B. degree can earn credit for the following professional certifications: A+, NET+, Security+, MCITP:SA, and CCNA. See the
Academic Catalog for more information.
Students seeking a Business Management A.A.B. degree or a Business Management, Human Resource Management Option, A.A.B. degree with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification, can earn up to 18 credit hours for their certification.
Want to transfer from Edison?
Do you want to get started at Edison State, but you ultimately want a bachelor's degree? No problem! Our "2 + 2 University Transfer" degrees are your gateway to over 250 bachelor's degrees. See the following FAQs for more information.
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
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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.