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 your official high school and college transcripts be sent directly to Tiffin University.

When can I apply to Tiffin University?
Tiffin University operates with an rolling admissions policy. Applications for fall 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.  By visiting Tiffin University, you will have the opportunity to explore our beautiful campus and facilities and see first-hand the advantages that TU offers.  You will also be able to meet and speak with professors, financial aid counselors, and students. Individual visits can be arranged through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by calling (419) 448-3423, or toll-free at (800) 968-6446 ext. 3423.  You can also Schedule A Visit online. Visits can be scheduled throughout the year, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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?
Tiffin University grants the following degrees:

Associate of Arts Bachelor of Arts
Master of Business Administration
Associate of Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration
Master of Education
Associate of Criminal Justice Bachelor of Criminal Justice Master of Humanities
  Bachelor of Science
Master of Science

More than 34 majors and 35 minors are offered within these degree programs, and are designed for both your specific interest areas, and ultimately, to give you an education for real life that will bring you real-world success.

Who are my professors?
A staff of 81 full-time faculty and 287 adjunct professors teach Tiffin University classes. At TU, you will never have a graduate or teaching assistant as your professor.  All faculty members at Tiffin University possess a minimum of a Master's degree.  These faculty members are experts in their field, and bring a great deal of practical experience and insight to the classroom.

What is the cost and how can I afford a private college?
Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year is $22,140. Room and board costs average $9,900 depending on room selection and meal plan. The cost of books varies but averages $1000 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.
  • Annual and monthly payment plans make college tuition affordable.

Are students required to live on campus?
All first, second, and third-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 type of housing is available on campus?
Single, double, triple, and quad-occupancy rooms are available in our seven residence halls, several houses and apartment buildings on campus. All on-campus facilities are non-smoking. The facilities are coed – generally housing men and women on separate floors. Campus housing is equipped with cable and computer network access. Please note that campus housing is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who will I room with?
Our residential facilities are fully integrated.  We do not separate students based on class standing, an athletic participation, and so forth. If you know the person you would like to room with, you can request a specific roommate on your housing preference form. You may also make more general requests.  For example, you can request to room with someone in your major, sport, or activity. Our residence life staff makes every attempt to honor requests, but cannot make any guarantees, so it’s important that you make your special requests known early.

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 $25 per year through the Office of Student Affairs. There is parking adjacent to all residential facilities.

Where will I eat?
All campus residents residing in our residence halls and campus houses. 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. As a student living in university housing, you have a choice of two meal plans (either 14 meal plan or unlimited meal plan with $25 dragon dollars per semester). 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.

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 just 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. At TU, we believe in connections between students and faculty, as well as your fellow classmates!

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, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. Women's intercollegiate athletics are available in the sports of basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, 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, recreational sports such as basketball, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball or club sports such as bowling, marital arts, and cheerleading.

What kind of activities are there?
Tiffin University is populated with motivated students who want real-world experiences and, upon graduation, career success.  Because of this, TU offers a wide array of activities that go beyond the excellent academic programs you will be part of in the classroom.  Involvement in college student clubs and organizations will help you gain human relation skills and practical experiences that will give you the advantage of a successful future. Just a few of the organizations and activities that are available to TU students are: Criminal Justice Club, National Honor Society, Student Government, World Student Association, Greek Letter Organizations, GLASS, Delta Sigma Kappa Honorary Society, University Bands, Vocal Music Groups, Hospitality Club, WTUD (Dragon Radio), Delta Mu Delta Academic Fraternity, and Alpha Phi Sigma.

What kind of job placement and career development services are offered?
The Career Development Office provides a variety of services as you prepare for your career. These services that are included can lead 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. As a TU student, you also have access to an extensive career library containing contacts, job leads, and resource information on career requirements, trends, and graduate programs.

Why should I attend Tiffin University?

  • Personal Attention - The professors will know you by name since the average class size is 25-30. You will never be just another number at TU!
  • Reputation - Tiffin is regionally accredited.
  • Course Availability - Classes are offered day and evening to work around your schedule!
  • Flexibility – Online classes are small and convenient for students that have high demands in their personal lives.

Need more information?  We are here to help.

Contact our Admissions Office at (800) 968-6446, ext 3423, or email