Click on a school name below to see a list of courses which will transfer to Otterbein University from that institution. Courses which are not listed have not yet been evaluated for course credit. Course Equivalency Guides will be updated periodically as courses are reviewed.
- Students applying for transfer to Otterbein University will receive an official evaluation of their prior college credits when official transcripts have been received from all previously attended institutions.
- Currently enrolled Otterbein students planning to take transient coursework at another institution should consult the guides below. If the school and/or courses are not listed on a guide shown below, current Otterbein students may submit a Transient Course Approval form to the Office of the Registrar.
Capital University (PDF)
Columbus State Community College (PDF)
The Ohio State University (PDF)
Only courses in which the student has received a grade of 'C-' or higher will be considered for transfer credits at Otterbein. The transfer credit hours transfer but GPA quality points do not, therefore transfer credit does not impact the Otterbein GPA. If a course was repeated at the previous institution, credit for only one course transfers. Courses which have no equivalent at Otterbein can be used as elective credits. For complete information on Otterbein's Transfer Credit Policy please refer to the section on Academic Policies and Procedures in the course catalog.
Students with an associate degree who transfer to Otterbein as a full-time student are eligible for a $3,000 - $4,000 Bridge Scholar Award. Selection is based on cumulative GPA. Besides the opportunity with the Bridge scholarship, students can also be evaluated for other scholarships upon review of their admission to Otterbein.