We understand that your earned credits are important to you!  Wright State accepts credits from college and universities that are regionally accredited.  Below are resources that can help you plan courses you can take before transferring to Wright State.  If you are ready to transfer now, these tools can help you see how your coursework may be used toward your degree.

Transferability vs. Applicability

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “Will my credits transfer?”  Did you know there is a difference between credit transferability and credit applicability toward your major? photo of girl in front of framed art

Transferability

Transferability means that the credit hours earned from another school will be added to your total number of hours at Wright State.  Your credit will “transfer” as long as your current and/or previous schools and courses meet certain criteria.  Beginning Fall 2005, a grade of D or higher earned at any regionally accredited institution will transfer, as long as the course is a college level course.  Developmental courses will not transfer into Wright State.

Wright State University accepts credits from colleges and universities that are regionally accredited. Regionally accrediting agencies are Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, and Western Associations of Colleges and Schools and the American Council on Education for military credits.

Applicability

Applicability of transfer credit means that the credit hours from another school will count as credit toward your degree at Wright State.  The applicability of credit is dependent upon:

  • Course equivalencies previously established between schools
  • Decision made by academic advisors
  • Decisions made by major/academic college

The website transferology.com can be helpful when determining the applicability of your transfer credit.

Transferology.com

A free online tool that can help you determine the transferability and applicability of your credits.

You can use several of the resources, including:

  • Viewing program/major requirements
  • Creating a program plan that shows equivalencies

Creating a plan is easy! If you create a free account you can do all of the above and:

  • Enter and store the classes you have completed
  • Run a program plan to see how your classes will apply toward your degree

*Please note:  If your school is not listed this doesn’t mean your credits are non-transferable.  Contact the Transfer Student Center at (937) 775-4830 with questions.

Statewide Transfer Guarantee

The University System of Ohio and the Ohio Board of Regents have created transfer programs that guarantee a seamless transfer of credits.

 
Ohio Transfer Module (OTM)

Students who have completed the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) at another school will be considered to have completed Wright State's General Education requirements. General education requirements at Ohio's public colleges and universities represent a shared body of knowledge and academic skills.

The Ohio Board of Regents requires each school to identify a set of such courses (54-60 quarter hours or 36-40 semester hours) in the following areas:

  1. English Composition
  2. Mathematics
  3. Arts/Humanities
  4. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  5. Natural and Physical Sciences

Some programs require specific courses as prerequisites for more advanced major courses. Therefore, you might be required to take additional courses to meet program requirements, even with a completed OTM. Prerequisite courses apply to all students.

Wright State also considers all individually approved Ohio Transfer Module courses (taken Fall 2005 or later) toward your general education requirements. A list of Ohio Transfer Modules is available through the Ohio Board of Regents' Credit Transfer website. For more information, discuss the applicability of your transfer credit with your academic advisor.

 
Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG)

The Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) program identifies foundational courses in over 30 majors. These courses have been reviewed as exact equivalents and are guaranteed to transfer statewide for students in that major. All Ohio public institutions participate in this program.

The Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) Reporting System (on the Ohio Board of Regents' website) will help you cross-reference approved courses between other schools and Wright State.

 

Ohio Career Technical Credit Transfer (CT2)

Students completing certain courses at secondary or adult career-technical education institutions can transfer credit to state institutions of higher education. Over 10 technical majors are being reviewed, but Wright State may not offer programs in those fields. For detailed information, visit the Ohio Board of Regents' Career Technical Credit Transfer website.

Credit by Exam

Did you know that not all transfer credits have to be done in a classroom? Credit by examinations are becoming popular among high school, military, distance education, and adult students.

Wright State awards college credit based on five exams:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Standardized Subject Test (DSST)
  • Excelsior College Credit by Examinations (ECE)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

*Important Tip: Discuss your options with your advisor before signing up for any exams.

 
Advanced Placement (AP)

The AP tests are taken in high school. AP scores of 3 or better are considered passing, and you will receive college credit. An AP score of 4 or better in certain areas is recommended for students pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Check out Wright State’s course equivalency chart for AP (PDF).

Transcript Request: Request your official scores be sent to Wright State Undergraduate Admissions through the College Board website.

 
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Wright State accepts only College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject exams. There are 28 subject tests available. Academic departments at Wright State determine how credit will be awarded for CLEP exams. Some departments at Wright State may require higher scores from certain CLEP exams. Check out Wright State’s course equivalency chart for CLEP (PDF).

Transcript Request: Request your official scores be sent to Wright State Undergraduate Admissions through the College Board website.

 
DANTES Standardized Subject Test (DSST)

If you're in the military, you can earn college credit with the DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) program. There are 37 DSST exams available to you. Academic departments at Wright State determine how credit will be awarded for DSST exams. Check out Wright State’s course equivalency chart for DSST (PDF).

Transcript Request: Request your official scores be sent to Wright State Undergraduate Admissions through the Prometric (DSST) Resources website.

 
Excelsior College Credit by Examinations (ECE)

Wright State recognizes Excelsior College’s credit by exams. There are 50 subject tests available. Academic departments at Wright State determine how credit will be awarded for Excelsior College Credit by Examinations (ECE). Check out Wright State’s course equivalency chart for Excelsior College Credit-by-Examinations (PDF).

Transcript Request: Request your official scores be sent to Wright State Undergraduate Admissions through the Excelsior College Credit-by-Exams website. Simply follow the instructions in the ECE Registration Guide (login required).

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Wright State University awards credit for scores of 5 or better on the higher level examinations in Geography, Latin, Greek, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics; and a score of 6 or better in Language Al (English). A complete listing of Wright State course equivalents is available from the Office of Admissions. Students who have completed IB courses in Spanish, French or German are encouraged to complete departmental examinations for advanced credit and placement. Check out Wright State's course equivalency chart for IB (PDF).

IB Subject Score Credit Hours urse Equivalent
Language A1 (English) 6 3 ENG 1100
    3 ENG 2040
Spanish - by dept. examination* by department
French - by dept. examination* by department
German - by dept. examination* by department
Geography 5 3 GEO 2200
Latin 5 3 LAT 2020
Greek 5 3 GR 2020
Mathematics (HL) 5 4 MTH 2300
Chemistry 5 10 CHM 1210 & 1210L, 1220 & 1220L
Physics 5 10 PHY 1110 & 1110L, 1120 & 1120L

*The Department of Modem Languages encourages students who have completed an IB course in a foreign language to complete the departmental examinations for advanced credit and placement. Wright State will not award credit in a foreign language to a student based only on IB examination scores.

Note: The History Department has concluded that Wright State University does not have a comparable course to the IB World History course; therefore, credit will not be awarded for this subject area.