NEW! As COVID cases rapidly increase, Governor DeWine has strengthened his edict regarding masks. We ask that you recommit to wearing a mask, washing your hands and adhering to social distancing guidelines with those outside of your immediate family. We have been successful in providing safe environments on our campuses and intend to continue with a majority online course format AND in-person student services available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through the Spring 2021 semester. Students should check with faculty members for course changes and scheduling for the Spring semester. We are operating at the highest level of service and success in the state and are disrupting the path of COVID-19 at our sites. Thank you for helping us to continue to be a model for a safe learning environment. Edison State continues to serve our students via DISTANCE- and HYBRID-LEARNING technology in Fall 2020. For current Edison State COVID-19 info click
COVID-19 Notice | 2020–2021 Academic Year
As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, the challenges and uncertainty for delivering course content remain in this COVID-19 environment. Edison State Community College intends to provide academic courses through a variety of formats, including hybrid, remote and online. Since unanticipated circumstances at any time could affect the ability to deliver course content in a particular manner, Edison State reserves the right to modify the delivery method for course content for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. Irrespective of the delivery format Edison State’s competitive tuition and course fee structure shall remain the same for academic courses, consistent with published Edison State tuition and fee schedules. There will be no refund or reduction on tuition or course fees, since Edison State will be providing a full semester of instruction and awarding full academic credit to those who satisfactorily fulfill course requirements.
STUDENTS—Click here for INFO about Fall Semester! Please monitor your ESCC email frequently. PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS—Monitor your email for replies from Edison State. If you do not receive an anticipated response, please check your spam folder.
NEW! There are now TWO convenient dropboxes at the Piqua Campus—one is located outside the Robinson Student Career Center—the other is located outside the North Hall entrance. We encourage you to use letter-size envelopes. SEAL the envelope and place name of recipient on the front.
Edison State Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. By virtue of its charter, Edison State Community College holds recognition by the Ohio Board of Regents of the highest order attainable among institutions in the State of Ohio. The Regents have reviewed and approved the courses and programs of the College. This approval signifies that Edison State's courses meet prescribed standards of quality and uniformity for maximum transferability among institutions of higher education throughout Ohio.
Want to learn more?
Click below to review your admissions checklist.
Are you interested in transferring to Edison State from another school? Do you want to take a class or two over your summer break? Maybe you want to get started at Edison State but transfer out for another degree? Whatever your need, we are thrilled to have you at Edison State Community College!
"It's close to home."
"I like the small classes sizes."
"I like the personal attention that I receive."
These are just a few of the benefits that students cite when asked what they like most about being at Edison State Community College. We are certain that you will feel this way too!
Do you have credits to transfer to Edison State? How will your credits transfer? What is the process? It's simple. See the following FAQs for more information.
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 Records
Edison 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.
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:
ResourcesTo research credit transfer and course equivalencies, visit the
For information on how coursework may transfer, please refer to the Ohio Board of Regents Transfer Policy, Section F,
Course Applicability System.
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.
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.
Tech Prep Agreements College Tech Prep 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. College Tech Prep allows students to earn credits toward their college degree while they are attending high school. Click here for more Tech Prep Agreement information.
Military Experience and Training Edison State may award credits to veterans for military training and experience. To be considered for credit, please order a copy of your
Army/AARTS transcript, or
Sailor/Marine/ARTS transcript or
Air Force/CCAF transcript, and provide a copy of your DD214 to Edison State Community College, Registration and Records office. Credit will be awarded and will appear on your transcript as military credit. There is no charge for the posting of military credit.
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.
Do you want to get started at Edison State, but you ultimately want a bachelor's degree? No problem! Our "2 + 2 University Transfer" degrees are your gateway to over 250 bachelor's degrees. See the following FAQs for more information.
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.
Edison State's academic advisors utilize a variety of transferability tools including:
Ohio Higher EdInterested 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.
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:
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.
Franklin UniversityJenny Garringer
Schedule an Appointment
Wright State University | Lake Campus
Wright State University | Main Campus
Edison State Community College | Piqua
Western Governors University866.225.5948
More information for faculty
and staff can be found
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 State University PASS Partnership Program formalizes the link between the Wright State University Dayton and Lake Campuses and the Edison State Community College Piqua and Darke County Campuses to provide seamless student movement between the two institutions. The objective is to facilitate student entry or reentry into a bachelor's degree program at Wright State University. Click below for more information.
WSU PASS Partnership