FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about admission and transfer policies and procedures, as well as additional information and best practices.
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The following outlines Edison State Community College's general admission policies.
If you are a returning ESCC student, check the "returning Edison State student" option on the Application to update your information.
Selective ServiceMales 18 through 26 are required by state law to file a statement of selective service status with the College. This statement can be completed during the admission process or registration. Visit www.sss.gov to register and for more information.
Special Student StatusSpecial student status admission will be granted to any student who is not attending high school and who wishes to register for technical, general education or personal interest classes. These students may register for up to five hours an academic term, or a total of twelve (12) academic credits. After a special status student has completed twelve (12) credit hours, he/she must complete the requirements for regular admission to Edison State Community College.
Audit StudentsApplicants enrolling in courses for audit (without credit) must submit a completed application form. Auditing students receive neither grades nor credits for courses. They are not required to submit assignments or take examinations. Fees for auditing a course are the same as those for enrolling for credit. Financial aid is not available for auditing. Students wishing to audit online courses must meet readiness requirements for online classes.
ResidencyEdison State Community College follows the Ohio Board of Regents Rule 3333-1-10 for determining a student's residency status. Students may obtain a copy of this rule from the Registrar's Office. Specific exceptions and circumstances may require a review of each student's residency classification on an individual basis.
Early AdmissionThe privilege of early admission may be granted to high school students who have demonstrated appropriate ability or special talent. Students must be recommended in writing by a high school official and must satisfy any course prerequisites including placement assessment. These students may enroll for a maximum of nine (9) credit hours of course work in any academic semester and a maximum of six (6) credit hours in a summer session.
YES. Edison State has various student scholarships that can help you pay for college. Click below for information on available scholarships.
YES YOU CAN. We call it the "2 + 2 University Transfer" program. Start at Edison State and transfer your coursework for another degree. Edison State's small class sizes and affordable tuition make it easy to launch your bachelor's degree close to home.
Edison State's "2 + 2 University Transfer" degrees are your gateway to over 250 bachelor's degrees at Ohio's public and private universities, as well as to colleges across the United States.
If you plan to transfer we encourage you to
The Edison State staff works closely with four-year institutions to keep programs up-to-date and transferable. Edison State's articulation agreements with area colleges and universities list the courses that you can take at Edison State to prepare for popular majors at nearby schools.
Some of the universities that recent Edison State graduates have transferred to include Bluffton, Bowling Green, Capital, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Franklin, Ohio Northern, Ohio State, University of Toledo, Urbana, Wittenberg, Wright State and Xavier.
WE USE A VARIETY OF TOOLS TO MAXIMIZE TRANSFERABILITY. Edison State's academic advisors utilize a variety of transferability tools to ensure and maximize the transferability of your college credit to meet the degree requirements of other institutions, including:
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site especially for you. The goal is to help connect future college students with information on how to plan, apply, and pay for your education at Ohio's public universities, community colleges, and adult career centers.
By completing Edison State's Transfer Module, students can satisfy the general education requirements at other Ohio colleges and universities. The
Transfer Module contains 36-40 semester hours of courses in the fields of English, mathematics, arts/humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and physical sciences.
Edison State has articulation agreements with area colleges and universities which list courses that you can take at Edison State to prepare for popular majors at nearby schools, including Wright State University, Sinclair Community College and many others. See the
articulation agreements list for information on transferring credits to and from Edison State. Contact an advisor for more detailed information.
Transferology details course equivalencies between colleges and universities in Ohio by school and by course. It enables you to find out what credits will transfer to where and how those credits apply to a program of study.
Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS)Developed by the Ohio Board of Regents and created by The University Systems of Ohio, the
Transfer Assurance Guides provide information on general and specific education coursework that students can complete and transfer. See Edison State Transfer Assurance Guide approved courses here.
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)The
Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education provides several resources for new and transfer students including:
UNIVERSITY PARTNERS Edison State Community College has entered into partnerships with several universities to offer degree completion programs on the Edison State campuses and online. These partnerships are designed for adult students who have completed technical A.A.S., A.A.B., or A.T.S. degrees and wish to continue their education beyond the associate degree.
Often times, these programs are accelerated or online. These programs apply more of the technical credits to a bachelor's degree than a traditional transfer program. However, A.A./A.S. degree students are also eligible for admissions to these programs. In many cases, the student may take additional coursework at Edison State before or during the time they are enrolled in the university.
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IMPORTANT For more information on these programs, please contact the college representative listed. Costs are at the rate of the degree-granting school.
The Wright Path Program makes the transfer process between Edison State Community College and Wright State University (Dayton or Lake)—seamless and easy. Your dream of a four-year degree is now within reach through the Wright Path program. Start at Edison State with an associate degree and transfer to Wright State to complete your bachelor's degree—and enjoy the experiences and communities at both locations.
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TRANSFERRING CREDITS TO EDISON STATE. Follow the instructions below to transfer your credits to Edison State for evaluation. To receive credit for courses taken at other colleges or universities, you must have your official transcript(s) from any previous institution(s) sent directly to the Office of Registration and Records at Edison State Community College. Most institutions charge a small fee to forward your official transcripts. Transcripts should be mailed to:
Registration and RecordsEdison State Community College
1973 Edison Drive
Piqua, OH 45356
Once received, your transcript(s) will be evaluated and a Transfer Credit Evaluation report will be sent to you via email if you have an Edison State email account. You will receive your transfer credit evaluation report via U.S. postal mail if you do not have an Edison State account. The transfer credit evaluation report will detail all credits that will transfer to Edison State Community College.
ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER CREDITS. The following outlines Edison State's policy for the acceptance of transfer credits. Generally, Edison State will accept credits earned from other
regionally accredited institutions as follows:
Edison State may accept credit from an institution that is not regionally accredited as outlined below:
YES. Please review the information below.
Non-U.S. Institutions If you would like to transfer credits to Edison State from an institution of higher education located outside of the United States, you will need to have your coursework evaluated by an approved agency such as
World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.
Review the Credit for Prior Learning information below for specifics regarding how to have your credit posted for credit earned by exam or other means such as Advanced Placement exams, proficiency exams, CLEP, DSST, Tech Prep or professional certifications, etc.
YES. There are many ways to receive college credit. The following information outlines the conditions by which you may have an opportunity to earn college credit for non-collegiate learning that you have garnered prior to enrolling at Edison State Community College. Make arrangements to apply for prior learning credit as soon as possible after admission.
You may receive credit for an Edison State Community College course by using one of the methods listed below to demonstrate successful completion of appropriate prior academic and or/work experience. Credit awards must be equivalent to a particular course. Elective credit is not awarded for prior learning. Up to 30 credit hours may be earned via prior learning.
Students should be aware that prior learning credit awarded by Edison State Community College may not be applicable to degrees at other colleges or universities. A student who intends to transfer to another college or university should consult with a transfer advisor at that institution concerning the transferability of Edison State prior-learning credit.
The following are methods by which prior learning credit may be awarded.
Career Tech Agreements Career Tech is a program of study that begins in a student's junior year of high school or career center and continues at Edison State Community College. Career Tech allows students to earn credits toward their college degree while they are attending high school. Click here for more Career Tech Agreement information. Transfer Career-Technical Credit is a site to search statewide articulation agreements call CTAGs.
Advanced Placement (AP) Edison State awards credit for appropriate scores (generally 3 or higher) on nationally-recognized Advanced Placement (AP) exams. To receive credit for Advanced Placement exams,
submit your scores to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office for evaluation. Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam. There is no charge for the posting of Advanced Placement credit.
Edison State Proficiency Exams You may receive credit for some Edison State Community College courses by way of an internal proficiency or 'test out' procedure. Students register for a proficiency exam, pay the appropriate fee and are contacted by the proctor to arrange an appointment for the exam. Once a proficiency exam is successfully completed and passed, appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam. There is no refund for failed exams. For additional information about test out options, contact an advisor.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Edison State awards credit for appropriate scores on the nationally-recognized CLEP exam. The
College Board website provides study and review resources for CLEP exams. You are encouraged to visit this site for study tips, test samples and additional resources. To receive credit for CLEP,
submit your scores to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office.
Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as a credit by exam. There is no charge for the posting of credit by exam. To schedule a CLEP exam, email Meghan Cotterman or phone 937.778.7950.
DSST Subject Standardized Tests Edison State will award credit for DSST exams. To receive credit, submit your
DSST transcript to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records Office for evaluation.
Appropriate credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as credit by exam.
Professional Exams You may be eligible for credit for the successful completion of nationally-recognized professional exams that support the mastery of skills or competencies related to your Edison State degree or certificate requirements. Students may be eligible to receive credit for an Edison State course or group of courses related to the skills or competencies tested on the exam. Credit awards are based on the
American Council of Education recommendations. An advisor can recommend course equivalencies for professional exams.
Portfolio Evaluation You may be eligible for credit for the demonstrated mastery of skills or competencies though work experience. Credits may be awarded if learning corresponds directly to a course currently offered at Edison State. Specific documentation and verification of knowledge and applicability to the equivalent course(s) is required. This procedure measures your achievement of specific course objectives as evaluated by subject experts. You should discuss this program with an advisor and meet informally with a faculty member for each course, to clarify questions about portfolio components, requirements and procedures. For more information and to begin the Portfolio process click here.
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