We Will Help You Step By Step As You Transfer To Tiffin University


Tiffin University welcomes transfer students. We want to make the process of transferring your eligible credits and enrolling at TU as easy and seamless as possible, and we are here to help you every step you take! Here are some frequently asked questions that can assist you.

How do I apply to Tiffin University?

To request an application for admission or if you have questions about the application process, contact Alexandra Kirchner (419) 448-3592 in the Transfer and Adult Student Office. An application for admission can also be completed online. It is important to request your official high school transcripts and official college/university transcripts be sent directly to Tiffin University.

Will I receive credit transfer from another institution?

Tiffin University requires official transcripts from all institutions you have attended. The Transfer Admissions Counselor will prepare transcript evaluation indicating the credit received and how many courses are required to complete a TU degree. TU has articulation agreements with many community colleges for credit transfer.

What about my age? Will I fit in?

Whatever your age – you will fit in!  Tiffin University believes in genuine engagement and connections among our students, faculty and staff.  You should know that more than 40 percent of TU’s total student population are adult learners who have been away from school for several years. Adult learners bring a wealth of real work and real life experience to the classroom, which enriches the environment. Younger students learn from these “real-world” experiences, and in turn the adult learners often learn to view situations from a younger person’s perspective.

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. By visiting Tiffin University, you will have the opportunity to explore our beautiful campus and facilities, as well as talk with professors, financial aid counselors, and other students. Individual visitations can be arranged through the Admissions Office by calling (419) 448-3423, or by clicking on Schedule A Visit. 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?

Tiffin University believes in real value for your education. Tuition, room and board costs depend on room selection and meal plan. The cost of books varies but averages $1,000 per semester.

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

  • Transfer Scholarships are available based on your cumulative college grade-point average (GPA).
  • Deferred payment plans are available for those who receive tuition assistance from their employers.
  • 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 45- mile commuting distance.  Real estate in Tiffin is very reasonable and rental properties are available in close proximity to the campus.

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.

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 fee 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, and what kind of academic assistance is available?

We provide a study lounge in each of the residential facilities. Study areas are also available in the library and the Murphy Academic Support Center.

An alternative to classroom study is available in the Murphy Academic Support Center. Upper-level students who have been recommended by professors in specific subject areas staff the support center. Free tutoring, study-aid services and review sessions are available to students by appointment or walk-in.  If you are a student-athlete, your coach will often require you to attend special study sessions, with a designated time and place for studying.

As a Tiffin University student, you will find the faculty accessible and willing to help. All full-time faculty have at least 10 office hours per week, and are also available by individual appointment. You are encouraged to discuss questions or concerns with the professor.

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

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 kinds of activities are there?

Tiffin University is all about an education for real life, and this includes 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: Criminal Justice Club, National Honor Society, Student Government, World Student Association, Greek Letter Organizations, SPECTRUM, 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 for students as you prepare for your careers. 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.

Okay, this all sounds good, but why should I transfer to 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 - TU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission 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 to work around your schedule!

Need more information?  We are here to help.

Contact Alexandra Kirchner at (800) 968-6446, ext 3592, or email kirchnera@tiffin.edu.