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Articulation and Transfer Policies for Degree Seeking Students

Begin a four-year degree by taking advantage of Sinclair's small class size, caring faculty, supportive staff and low tuition.

Students can:

  •  Complete many freshman and sophomore level courses before transferring to a four-year institution.
  •  Earn a Sinclair associate degree and apply many of those credits toward a bachelor's degree.
  •  Complete most of the general education requirements by taking courses from the Ohio Transfer 36 before transferring to a four-year institution.
  • Transfer to and from Sinclair by following a few easy steps. Be sure to check with a Sinclair academic advisor and the transfer institution.

    Transfer of Credit to Sinclair

    To make sure that credits from another institution transfer efficiently to Sinclair, follow these steps:

    1. Request Official Transcripts

    Contact all previously attended colleges/universities and request that official transcripts be sent to: Sinclair Community College, Registration & Student Records, 444 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460

    Upon receipt of a student's transcript, Sinclair will notify the student with a post card via U.S. mail. Within 15 business days the Student Records department will equate the transferred courses to Sinclair courses and a full report of these equivalencies will be sent to the student in the mail. Sinclair accepts credits from colleges and universities accredited by regional accrediting associations.

    2. Meet with an Academic Advisor

    Advisors will work with students to determine which courses to take for their degree programs. If all transcripts have not been received by Sinclair prior to meeting with advisors, students are encouraged to bring an unofficial transcript from their previously attended college(s) to the advising session.

    3. Register For Classes

    Transfer of Credits from Sinclair

    To make sure that Sinclair credits transfer efficiently to another institution (referred to here as "transfer institution"), follow these steps:

  • 1. Meet with the appropriate Sinclair academic/faculty advisor and speak with a representative at the transfer institution early and often during an academic career. This will help ensure that the student is selecting the appropriate courses.
  • 2. Follow the transfer admissions procedures for that institution.
  • 3. Have official Sinclair transcripts sent to the transfer institution and follow up to ensure that they have received and evaluated the transfer credits.
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  • Remember:

  • Speak with an academic/faculty advisor early in your academic career. It is the student's responsibility to keep the advisor aware of the intended academic program and/or transfer institution.
  • Contact the transfer institution as soon as possible. Ask for specific recommendations from the transfer institution to help with structuring a degree program at Sinclair as closely as possible around their requirements. Also, speaking to advisors from both institutions helps ensure that students receive timely, accurate transfer information.
  • Always confirm course choices with the transfer institution. Because Sinclair is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the association as well as the Ohio Department of Higher Education, most credits will transfer to other colleges and universities. University Parallel courses usually transfer more easily than technical courses. Due to the highly specialized nature of courses in career programs, many are not designed for transfer to a four-year institution. The exception to this is any course in an approved articulation agreement with a four-year college or university. An academic advisor can provide information about which program offer this option.

    • Last Revised: 07/31/2023