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    We recognize the tremendous experience of our adult learners and are proud of the level of diversity, experience and academic excellence that you bring to our campus. Whether you want to prepare for a rewarding career or just take a few classes, Edison State Community College can help you start strong and finish fast!

    We understand that you are busy and have a lot going on. We can help build a schedule that works for you and we have the support services that you need to succeed—including child care, financial aid assistance, academic advising, tutoring, career development, health services and disability support services.

    Looking for a fast track to a hot career?

    We can guide you toward a career path that aligns with your interests and provide information about the type of high-paying jobs are in demand locally and across the nation.

    Interested in just taking a class or two?

    If you are interested in just taking a class or two, you will not need to submit official transcripts or attend student orientation. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for most forms of financial aid. However, you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement from your employer or the military. Our career pathways advisors will be happy to assist you with registration and answer any questions that you may have. Once registered, they will review and assist you with your Edison State email, MyESCC and Blackboard accounts.

    Need to integrate work and school?

    Edison State's online classes may be the solution. You can view a listing of our online offerings in the Academic Catalog.

    Planning to transfer to a four-year college?

    START STRONG at Edison State Community College. Our "2 + 2 University Transfer" degrees are your gateway to over 250 bachelor's degrees. See the following FAQs for more information.

  • Edison State has a "2 + 2 University Transfer" program. Start at Edison State and transfer your coursework for another degree. Our 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.

    • The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree parallels the first two years of a bachelor of arts degree and is ideal for students pursuing majors in the social sciences, humanities and arts. 
    • The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree parallels the first two years of a bachelor of science degree and is ideal for students pursuing majors in science, technology engineering, mathematics and business. 

    If you plan to transfer, we encourage you to:

    1. Identify your transfer major and transfer school as soon as possible. 
    2. Consult with both Edison State and transfer university advisors. 
    3. Carefully follow the Ohio Transfer 36 established by the Ohio Board of Regents.

    The Edison State staff works closely with four-year institutions to keep programs up-to-date and transferable. Edison State's Transfer Agreements with area colleges and universities list the courses that you can take at Edison State to prepare for popular majors at nearby schools.

    Recent Edison State graduates have transferred to Bluffton, Bowling Green, Capital, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Franklin, Miami, Ohio Northern, Ohio State, Ohio University, University of Toledo, Wittenberg, Wright State, Xavier and many more.

    Edison State's academic advisors utilize a variety of tools to ensure and maximize the transferability of your college credit to meet the degree requirements of other institutions, including:

    Ohio Higher Ed
    Interested in going to college in Ohio? The University Systems of Ohio has created a 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.

    Ohio Transfer 36  
    By following the Ohio Transfer 36, Edison State students can satisfy the general education requirements at other Ohio colleges and universities. The Ohio Transfer 36 contains a minimum of 36 semester hours of courses in the fields of English, mathematics, arts/humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and physical sciences.

    Transfer Agreements  
    Edison State has transfer agreements with area colleges and universities which list courses that you can take at Edison State to prepare for popular majors at various institutions. See the Transfer 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 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.

    Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)
    The Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education provides several resources for new and transfer students including:

    • School contact information
    • Degree finder for consortium schools
    • Cross registration procedures

    Edison State Community College has entered into partnerships with several universities to offer degree completion programs. These partnerships are designed for students who have completed technical A.A.S., A.A.B., or A.T.S. and A.A./A.S. degrees who wish to continue their education beyond the associate degree. Many students may take additional coursework at Edison State that will apply towards the completion of a bachelor degree.

    Click here for more information.