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, please 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 that official high school transcripts and official college/university transcripts be sent 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 is – 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 giving you the opportunity to explore the possibilities and opportunities of Tiffin University, 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. 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 - Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Business Administration (ABA), and Associate of Criminal Justice (ACJ)

Bachelor’s Degrees – Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ), and Bachelor of Science (BS)

Master’s Degrees – Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MEd), Master of Humanities (MH), and Master of Science (MS)

  • Within each of these degree programs are further specialties and concentrations.

Who are my professors?

A staff of 50 full-time faculty and 100 adjunct professors teaches Tiffin University classes. You will never be in a class taught by a teaching assistant or graduate student.  Professors with real-world experience teach our classes! 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?

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. Upperclassmen may choose to live on campus or reside in a house or apartment. 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- and double-occupancy rooms are available in our residence halls, 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. Units are equipped with cable and internet access. Units are filled on a first-come, first-serve 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 a minimal fee through the Office of Student Life. 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 several meal plan options.  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 a 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 our 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.

Upper-level students that have been recommended by professors in specific subject areas staff The Murphy Academic Support Center. 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.

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, swimming and diving, soccer, 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 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 Career Development Office provides a variety of services for students as you prepare for your 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. You also have the real resources of a career library containing contacts, job leads, and other real-world information

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’re here to help. Please contact Alexandra Kirchner at (800) 968-6446, ext 3592, or via email at kirchnera@tiffin.edu.