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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.

    Please review the admissions checklist. Check out our scholarships and financial aid opportunities and take a look at ALL of our program offerings. Then schedule your advising appointment by calling 937.778.8600, and let's get started!

    Click below to review your admissions checklist.

    Admissions Checklist

    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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

    WE USE A VARIETY OF TOOLS TO MAXIMIZE TRANSFERABILITY.  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

    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.


    College | Contact Major Location
    Bluffton University
    Sara Gresse
     Bachelor of Arts 
    Organizational Management
     Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Bluffton University
    Bowling Green State University
    Sherri Orwick Ogden
     Bachelor of Science 
    Advanced Technological Education

    Franklin University
    Jenny Garringer
    Community College 
    Regional Manager
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    myTransferCredit Tool
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     Bachelor's Degrees 
    Applied Management
    Business Administration
    Business Forensics
    Computer Science
    Computer Justice Administration
    Emergency Management & Homeland Security
    Energy Management
    Exercise Science 
    Financial Management
    Financial Planning
    Forensic Accounting
    Health Information Management
    Health Sciences
    Healthcare Management
    Human Resources Management
    Nursing (RN to BSN)
    Information Systems
    Information Technology
    Interactive Media Design
    Logistics Management
    Management & Leadership
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
    Public Administration
    Public Relations
    Public Safety Management & Leadership
    Social Sciences
    Sport Management
    Web Development
    Ohio University
    Wanda Gandy
     Bachelor of Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science Applied Management
    Bachelor of Science
    Nursing (RN to BSN)
    Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies
    Wright State University 
    Hideo Tsuchida
    Director of Articulation, Transfer
    and Institutional Partnerships
     Bachelor's Degree 
    Crime and Justice Studies
    Graphic Design
    Information Technology and Cybersecurity
    Nursing (RN to BSN Completion)
    Organizational Leadership
    Social Work

    Wright State University | Main Campus

    Wright State University | Lake Campus


    Miami University
    Tom Looker
    937.778.8600 Ext. 7943
     Bachelor of Science Degrees
    Electronics Engineering Technology
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Miami University

    Western Governors University

    More information for faculty 
    and staff can be found here.

     Bachelor Degrees
    Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8)
    Early Childhood Education
    Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12)
    Science (5-9)
    Science (Chemistry, 5-12)
    Science (Physics, 5-12)
    Science (Biological Sciences, 5-12)
    Science (Geosciences, 5-12)
    Special Education (K-12)
    Nursing (RN to BSN)
    Health Informatics
    Nursing (Prelicensure) (select areas only)
    Business Management
    Business-Human Resource Management
    Business-Information Technology Management
    Marketing Management
    Sales and Sales Management
    Information Technology
    Information Technology-Network Administration
    Information Technology-Network Design and Management
    Information Technology-Security
    Information Technology-Software


    College | Contact Major Location
    Bluffton University
    Sara Gresse
     Master of Arts 
    Business Administration
    Organizational Management
     Edison State Community College | Piqua

    Franklin University
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     Master's Degrees
    Business Administration
    Business Analytics
    Business Psychology
    Criminal Justice Administration
    Computer Science
    Data Analytics
    Health Informatics
    Healthcare Administration
    Human Resources Management
    Information Technology
    Instructional Design & Learning Technology
    Marketing & Communication
    Public Administration
    RN to MSN

    IMPORTANT  For more information on these programs, please contact the college representative listed. Costs are at the rate of the degree-granting school.