Transfer Policies, Guides and FAQ's

Your one stop for all transfer student questions and information.


It is easier than you think

  • Transferring your credits to Tiffin University is a simple process. Once we receive transcripts from all previously attended institutions we will work on completing a transcript evaluation. This will allow you to know how your credits will transfer to Tiffin University and what courses you would have remaining to complete your degree.
  • Scholarships are available to qualified students.
  • To find your institution’s transcript request location, search our institution transcript database.

Transfer Requirements

  1. It is recommended that you have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average from the college you are transferring from.
  2. If you are transferring credits from more than one school, combined credits are recommended to have a 2.0 grade point average.
  3. Each student is assessed on an individual basis.

The Transfer Process

  1. Apply to Tiffin University.
  2. Request official transcripts from high school and all institutions previously attended.
  3. Schedule a campus visit.
  4. Meet with our Transfer Admissions Counselor to review your admissions file.

Need more information?

Undergraduate Transfers/Office of Undergraduate Admissions
419.448.3423 (phone)
419.443.5009 (fax)



Under certain circumstances, Tiffin University can help students translate knowledge into college credit. Adult students, in particular, have the opportunity to seek credit based on significant demonstrated learning acquired as a result of experience in employment, volunteer activities, workshop/seminar participation, publications, community service, travel, military service or other life experiences. Credit can be awarded solely based on the experience; for example, extensive work training/certification that may translate into credit. The Dean of the respective School will determine if the experience alone will count for credit. In other cases, credit is not awarded of the experience itself, but for the verifiable learning outcomes that grew out of the experience. Credit will be granted through a rigorous portfolio and evaluation process approved by the Dean. Adults who have been out of school for a period of time and are now returning to the University are the most likely applicants for prior learning credit. Contact the Dean of the appropriate discipline School for more information.

CLEP - Credit may be awarded for either general or subject tests taken through College Level Examination Program (CLEP). The American Council on Education recommendations are followed when determining required scores for awarding credit.

INTERNATIONAL BACHELOR PROGRAMME - Students who have successfully completed International Bachelor (I.B.) Higher Level work may petition for transfer credit. For each Higher Level examination for which a score of 4 or better is achieved, 3 semester hours of credit may be awarded on a course-by-course basis. Credit is not awarded for I.B. Subsidiary Level examinations. An official score report of results received is required for credit consideration. Higher Level I.B. courses are generally considered to be on a par with the Advanced Placement program courses of the College Entrance Examination Board. No more than 30 semester hours will be awarded through this program.

CLEE - CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT EXECUTIVE - A student who has successfully completed the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program may receive up to nine hours of credit (3 courses) toward a criminal justice degree. The student must have completed the entire CLEE program and meet the admissions criteria for a CJ degree. In addition, the student will need to submit their collection of CLEE documentation (10-15 papers completed during the training program) and/or write a 10-12 page paper on an assigned topic related to the TU course for credit. There is an administrative and processing fee of $100 per course. Contact the School Dean for more information.

PELC - POLICE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COLLEGE - A student who has successfully completed the PELC may receive up to six hours of credit (2 courses) toward a criminal justice degree. The student must have completed the entire PELC program and meet the admissions criteria for the CJ degree. In addition, the student will need to submit their collection of PELC documentation (10-15 papers completed during the training program) and/or write a 10-12 page paper on an assigned topic related to the TU course for credit. There is an administrative and processing fee of $100 per course. Contact the School Dean for more information.

OPOTA - This experience is designed for the student who wishes to earn their Ohio Peace Officer certification. Application and acceptance is required. The semester-long, 15 credit hour course currently consists of 600 hours of training, mandated, designed and overseen by the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy. The successful completion of this course will certify the student as an employment-ready police officer in the State of Ohio. Students interested in participating in the OPOTA academy will need to use all open elective credits to do so.

ODRC – OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION - A student who has successfully completed the Corrections Training Academy may receive up to six hours of credit (two courses COR 110 and COR 120) toward a criminal justice degree. The student must have completed the entire ODRC training program and meet the admissions criteria for the CJ degree. Learn more

STEP – SUPERVISOR TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM – A student who has successfully completed the entire STEP program may recieve up to three Tiffin Uiversity credits towards our Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ)  or Master of Science (MS)  (ENF335 for undergraduate or JUS532 for graduate). 


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 the Transfer and Adult Student Office (419) 448-3592. 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.

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. You can also Schedule A Visit online.

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 Criminal JusticeBachelor of ArtsMaster of Business AdministrationPh.D.
 Bachelor of Business AdministrationMaster of Education 
 Bachelor of Criminal JusticeMaster of Humanities 
 Bachelor of ScienceMaster of Science 

More than 50 majors and concentrations 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 75+ full-time faculty and 280+ 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 required and can be purchased from the Office of Campus Safety. There is parking adjacent to all residential facilities.

Where will I eat?

All students, faculty, staff and guests are welcome to dine at the Cole Dining Hall. Meals are served three times a day Monday-Friday, with brunch and dinner being served on Saturday and Sunday. The Cole Dining Hall 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 several meal plans. Meal plans are also available for commuter students.

Where can I study, and what kind of academic assistance is available?

Study areas are available in the library and the Murphy Academic Support Center.

The Murphy Academic Support Center provides free tutoring services for on-campus and online students. If you are a student-athlete, your coach may require you to attend athletic study tables which are held in the Murphy Academic Support Center or in the Library.

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 Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC). Tiffin University participates in men's intercollegiate athletics and women's intercollegiate athletics.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to participate in club and recreational sports such as basketball, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball or club sports such as bowling and martial arts.

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 Services 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?

Undergraduate Transfers/Office of Undergraduate Admissions
419.448.3423 (phone)
419.443.5009 (fax)