Associate Programs FAQ

How do I apply to Tiffin University?
To request an application for admission or if you have questions about the application, contact the Adult Student Services office at (419) 448-3332 (Brianne Hurd). An application for admission can also be completed online. It is important to request that official high school and college transcripts be sent to Tiffin University.

When can I apply to Tiffin University?
Tiffin University operates with an open enrollment policy. Applications for fall or spring admission are accepted from September until the first day of class for the semester.

When can I visit Tiffin University?
Open Houses are held in the fall, winter, and spring giving students the opportunity to explore the possibilities and opportunities of Tiffin University, as well as talk with professors, financial aid counselors, and students. Individual visitations can be arranged through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by calling (419) 448-3423 or http://www.tiffin.edu/visit/. Visitations can be scheduled Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon throughout the year.

Where is Tiffin University located?
Tiffin University is located in Tiffin, Ohio, which is a city of approximately 18,000 people in North Central Ohio. Tiffin is proximate to several of Ohio's major cities, located 50 miles south of Toledo, 90 miles southwest of Cleveland, and 90 miles north of Columbus.

What degrees are offered at Tiffin University?
Associate’s Degrees - Tiffin University grants the Associate of Business Administration degree, the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Criminal Justice degree.

Bachelor’s Degrees - Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor or Criminal Justice degree.

Masters Degrees - Master of Business Administration degree, the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree, and the Master of Humanities degree.

Who are my professors?
Tiffin University classes are taught by a staff of 50 full-time faculty and 100 adjunct professors. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate or teaching assistants. All professors at Tiffin University possess a minimum of a Master's degree and bring a great deal of experience and insight to the classroom.

What is the cost and how can I afford a private college?
On campus Tuition for the 2008-2009 school year is $17,220. Room and board costs average $7,580 depending on room selection and meal plan. The cost of books varies but averages $500 per semester.

Most Tiffin University students (full time and part time) receive some form of financial aid in loans, grants or scholarships.

  • Make sure to fill out the FAFSA, so you can receive financial aid.
  • On Campus Associate Degree Students –Applicants who are taking classes on campus can receive a $750 dollar Student Success Grant per semester.
  • Annual and monthly payment plans make college tuition affordable.

Are students required to live on campus?
All first and second year students are required to live on campus unless permanent residence is within a forty-five mile commuting distance or taking the online associate’s degree program. Those students who are in the associate’s degree program on academic probation and live in University housing will be assigned to Friedley Hall if space is available.

What regulations are placed on campus residents?
The campus observes a 24 hour visitation policy with no curfew. In the residential facilities, quiet hours are observed 10:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. throughout the semester with extended quiet hours during finals. Students having visitors on campus overnight are required to sign them in with the resident assistant.

Can I have a car on campus?
All Tiffin University students are permitted to have a vehicle on campus. Parking passes are issued for a minimal fee through the Office of Student Affairs. There is parking adjacent to all residential facilities.

Where will I eat?
All campus residents are required to have a meal plan in the campus dining hall. Meals are served three times a day Monday-Friday with brunch and dinner being served on Saturday and Sunday. Dining service is buffet style with numerous choices and accommodations for any dietary needs. Residents have a choice of two meal plans (14, or 19 meals per week). Meal plans are also available for commuter students.

Where can I study?
There is a study lounge in each of the residential facilities. Study areas are also available in the library. The Murphy Academic Support Center is an on campus facility that offers free tutoring and study-aid services, as well as another study area option. Study tables are also a stipulation placed on many student athletes that provide for a designated time and place for studying with tutoring services available.

What kind of academic assistance is available?
Tiffin University students find the faculty accessible and willing to help. All full-time faculty carry at least 10 office hours per week and are available by individual appointment. Students are encouraged to discuss questions or concerns with the professor.

Students that are admitted through the associate’s degree program and are under LAP will have a success coach that will meet with the student for about an hour each week to encourage the student to complete his or her academic assignments on time and to take advantage of the Murphy Academic Support Center and other student services.

The Murphy Academic Support Center is staffed by upper-level students that have been recommended by professors in specific subject areas. Tutoring and review sessions are available by appointment or walk-in 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - noon on Friday.

What is FRE150 LEAP?
Students admitted under the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) are admitted on probation and may not participate in intercollegiate athletics in official games. They are required to attend the Learning Enrichment for Academic Progress (LEAP) program. LEAP is a program offered during Fall Semester in a three credit hour seminar (FRE 150). LEAP is a program filled with a variety of activities and programs that go along with the classroom work.

This three credit hour semester long course is a requirement for graduation, and provides academically at-risk students with an enhanced freshman seminar. The course is divided into three distinct sections. 1) freshman seminar – including study skills and college transitions, and academic advising; 2) basic writing and critical thinking skills, as well as tutoring (in order to provide the student with an upper hand in the classroom); and, 3) leadership skills

How will I be able to transfer to the Baccalaureate degree program?
Once you complete the Associate’s Degree from Tiffin University, there are many options for you. You can continue on to receive your Bachelor’s Degree through our Fast Track Program, come on campus for seated classes, or transfer to another four year university.

Any student admitted on  academic probation through the LAP Program may transfer into a bachelor's degree program at TU if they pass at least 12 semester hours that count toward Tiffin University graduation requirements, with a cumulative GPA at TU of 2.00 or higher in the first semester or first year.

How big are classes?
The average class size at Tiffin University is 25. Your largest class will be no more than 40 students. In upper level classes, it is not unusual for classes to be 12 or 15 students. This small class size allows for more personalized attention and the development of a repertoire between the students and the professor.

What sports are offered?
Tiffin University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, Division II) as well as a full member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC). Tiffin University participates in intercollegiate athletics for men in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. Women's intercollegiate athletics are available in the sports of basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Equestrian is available for both as a co-ed team sport. As a TU student, you will have the opportunity to participate in club and recreational sports such as bowling, marital arts, outdoor adventure, equestrian and cheerleading.

Students that are admitted on probation through the Associate’s Degree Program may not participate in intercollegiate athletics, cheerleading, ensemble musical groups, or hold elective office throughout the probationary period.

What kind of activities are there?
Tiffin University students are strongly encouraged to get involved in a complete education - both in and out of the classroom. As a graduate of Tiffin University, you will need to have more than an excellent academic program in order to be successful. Involvement in college student organizations will help you gain human relation skills and practical experiences that will give you the advantage of a successful future. Some of the organizations and activities that are available to TU students are Student Government, World Student Association, Greek Letter Organizations, GLASS, Chamber of Fools, Campus Crusade for Christ, Delta Sigma Kappa Honorary Society, University Bands, Vocal Music Groups, Accounting Club, Hospitality Management Club, and Delta Mu Delta Academic Fraternity.

What kind of job placement and career development services are offered?
The Office of Career Development provides a variety of services for students as they prepare for their careers. These services include leads to internships, part-time, summer, and full-time employment opportunities, one-on-one career counseling, workshops and sessions on jobs and job search, assistance with resume writing, and assistance in preparation for interviews. The students are also served by a career library containing contacts, job leads, resource information

Why should I attend Tiffin University?

  • Personal Attention - the professors will know you by name since the average class size is 25-30.
  • Reputation - Tiffin is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and, through its School of Business, is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
  • Course Availability - classes are offered day and evening.
  • Flexibility – Online classes are small and convenient for students that have high demands in their personal lives.