New transfer partnership opens door to Miami for Columbus State students

Columbus State President David Harrison (left) and Miami President David Hodge

Columbus State President David Harrison (left) and Miami President David Hodge sign agreement for a new partnership.

Miami University is now partnering with Columbus State Community College to offer students a new transfer option. The partnership between the two institutions provides students with a direct and guaranteed path.

Students who graduate with an associate degree and a 2.0 grade point average from Columbus State will be eligible for guaranteed admission to Miami.

Miami is also committed to providing a limited number of scholarships for eligible students.

In addition, while attending Columbus State students in this new program will have access to on-site academic advising from both Miami and Columbus State. They will also have academic support services including:

  • Workshops and presentations by Miami staff. (Topics include: time management, Admission 101, Parent 101, financial aid, and majors and programs.)
  • Access to Miami resources and special events
  • Access to a transfer center
  • Automatic transfer credit evaluations
  • An early connection to Miami's career services
  • Assistance with navigating the admission and financial aid process
  • Major and program guides/degree plans with specific course details providing guided routes toward a Miami bachelor's degree
  • Monthly newsletters focusing on Miami and transfer topics
  • Priority considerations for Miami transfer scholarships

Miami first approached Columbus State about a partnership option earlier this year.

"With this partnership and the numerous strengths that Columbus State and Miami both offer, Ohio students will have even more opportunities to pursue meaningful degrees and careers,” said Miami President David Hodge. “We welcome those Columbus State transfer students into the Miami family and look forward to them becoming involved in the very active academic and co-curricular Miami experience."

 “More and more students are starting their bachelor’s degree plans here at Columbus State,” said President David Harrison.  “By first completing their associate degree at Columbus State, this partnership eliminates a lot of uncertainty for students and families, providing a high quality, affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree at Miami University.”

Columbus State graduates in the spring semester of 2014 will be the first students eligible to take advantage of the new transfer partnership.