Transfer Students

CCU enjoys assisting students looking to transfer previously completed academic work with us. In order for transfer students to be admitted at CCU, they must complete the following processes:

Transfer Students with more than 24 Semester Hours of Coursework

  • An official transcript is required from all previously attended colleges. The transcript(s) should indicate at least 24 hours of completed coursework. Institutions should be accredited by institutional and professional agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
  • A college grade point average of 2.0 or better is required for full acceptance. Students with a G.P.A. between 1.75 and 2.0 will be granted conditional acceptance.
  • Students should complete the rest of the Admissions Process. Transfer students with over 24 Semester Hours of work do not need a copy of their high school transcript.

Transfer Students with less than 24 Semester Hours of Coursework

  • An official transcript is required from all previously attended colleges as well as the applicant’s high school. The transcript(s) should indicate at least 24 hours of completed coursework. Institutions should be accredited by institutional and professional agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
  • Admission will be based on an evaluation of both the previous college work and the freshman standards.
  • Transfer students may be asked to submit a transfer evaluation reference completed by the Dean of Students or Student Life office of a previous institution.
  • Transfer students must be in good standing at all previous colleges attended. Good standing includes such areas as academics, discipline, and finances. Previous collegiate academic or disciplinary probation or outstanding bills from other colleges will negatively affect admission to CCU.
  • Students should complete the rest of the Admissions Process. Transfer students with over 24 Semester Hours of work do not need a copy of their high school transcript.

Contact an Admissions Counselor at 1.800.949.4CCU for answers to more specific questions.

Policy on Transfer of College Credits
Cincinnati Christian University will accept credits for relevant subjects from schools accredited by institutional and professional agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education on the basis of equivalency for work bearing a grade of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Credits from schools accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools or from non-accredited schools will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to assure that instructor’s qualifications and instructional rigor meet widely accepted standards for higher education.

Credit may be transferred for courses completed at military schools if the credit is recommended in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services. DD forms 295, 214, or other course completion certificates are required to obtain proper credit applicable to one’s degree program.

The amount of credit transferred from another institution will vary according to the courses required in the degree program selected by the student. Cincinnati Christian University requires a minimum of thirty-two hours of full-time resident study at CCU for every undergraduate degree. A student who is contemplating transferring credits to this college should do so as early as possible because of the unique requirements of each degree program.

CCU will transfer from an approved college only those credits that are applicable to the student’s selected degree program in the college. Only an official transcript sent directly from the other college(s) will be evaluated for transfer credit. Comparability of the nature, content, and level of the credit will be considered in determining the appropriateness of the transferred credit.

A tentative evaluation of credits for transfer, which is usually made before one’s enrollment, becomes official after one semester of satisfactory study. The grades for courses transferred do not become part of the student’s cumulative grade point average.

Applicants who have been placed on academic probation or suspension by another college or university will be subject to review by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. The Committee will likewise rule on the admission of any students who have a questionable disciplinary status at another institution. Such applicants must normally meet the same standards required of CCU students under similar academic, disciplinary, or financial status.

Our Admissions Counselors look forward to answering your questions. You can reach them at 1.800.949.4CCU.

Non-Traditional Students
Non-traditional students are defined as individuals age twenty-three and above who have earned fewer than twenty-four hours of college credit. Admission status will be based on:

  • A high school transcript or state diploma based on the GED (same standards as listed previously), ACT or SAT Reasoning Test scores.
  • In the absence of these, admission status may be determined by scores on an English proficiency test administered by CCU, an essay, and an interview with an Admissions Counselor and a faculty member.

Non-traditional students should first contact the College of Adult Learning to determine if the accelerated classroom format would be better suited for their needs.