Ohio has a statewide policy to facilitate the transfer of credits throughout the public higher education system. The policy creates a transfer module, which is a specific set of general education requirements. If you successfully complete the module at one college or university, you will have fulfilled the module at the school to which you transfer. You will, however, be required to complete any additional general education requirements that are not included in the transfer module. The policy also identifies Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses that guarantee that the courses and their credits will transfer and apply toward the major at any of Ohio's public institutions of higher education. See Miami's General Bulletin for complete information about Ohio's Transfer and Articulation Policy.
Transfer credit is granted for grades of C or better from non-Ohio regionally accredited institutions. Upon a student's first matriculation to the university, transfer credit earned at Ohio institutions will be accepted for grades of D- or better for courses taken in fall 2005 or after. Courses taken at Ohio institutions in fall 2009 or after will be accepted regardless of student’s matriculation date. Courses taken fall term 2010 or after will be accepted for grades of D- and above from all regionally accredited institutions. Credit received on a pass/fail or credit/no-credit basis may also be accepted if it can be verified that the equivalent letter grade earned was a "C" or better. Transfer credit is posted without grades on your Miami record and grades earned elsewhere are disregarded in the computation of your GPA.
If you would like a personalized assessment of earned credit, you can request a transfer credit evaluation from the Office of the Registrar.
If you have attended an institution that is provisionally accredited by a regional accrediting agency, you must validate your coursework by earning 32 semester hours at Miami with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and satisfy any divisional and departmental restrictions. You must petition credit that is more than 10 years old through the academic division in which you wish to enroll.
Non-traditional credit includes correspondence credit and armed forces credit. Non-traditional credit is limited to 32 semester hours; only 20 of the 32 hours may be in correspondence work from other institutions. All forms of non-traditional credit may be accepted only with the approval of the appropriate academic department.
A quarter hour is two-thirds of a semester hour. If you are transferring from a school on the quarter system, multiply the number of credit hours earned at your school by .6667 to compute the semester hour equivalent of your coursework.
Curriculum guides lay out the coursework that you can take to get started on your graduation requirements if you wish transfer to Miami in the future. These guides can help you plan your first two years of coursework at a community college so that you can transfer to Miami and graduate on time. Please be aware that these courses are subject to change by the department.
For the bachelor's degree, basic graduation requirements include the following:
For more information on transfer credit evaluation, visit the Office of the Registrar.