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Transferring Credits

Transferring College Credits

Do you have college credits that you worked hard to earn and hope to transfer? At Ottawa University, we make it easy for you to transfer credits. We recognize and value the time and investment required to complete those credits. In fact, the majority of our online students have transferred from another school. That's why we accept up to 80 hours of transfer credits towards your bachelor’s degree. At Ottawa University, transfer credits completed successfully at regionally accredited institutions of higher education are accepted.

Our enrollment advisors will perform a transfer credit evaluation for you free of charge to help you determine how your transfer credits will be applied to your degree program of choice. Transfer credits can be applied to fulfill our breadth area requirements (i.e. general education classes such as math, english composition, psychology, sociology, public speaking, etc.), toward major requirements, or as elective credit. Courses applied toward the breadth area or major requirements must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Ottawa University will require and evaluate all official transcripts and award credit towards the bachelor's degree in accordance with credit transfer guidelines. 

You can request information or call us at 855-774-7714 today to connect with an enrollment advisor for your FREE transfer credit evaluation. 

The Transfer Advantage Program 


Ottawa University is proud to partner with many local community and technical colleges in the states of Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin. Through OU’s Transfer Advantage program, associate degree graduates from partner institutions are eligible for a special tuition rate to earn Ottawa bachelor’s degree. Transfer students can save up to 20% on tuition. Our accelerated 8-week terms, generous transfer policy and flexible online learning environment are the fastest, most affordable path to a bachelor’s degree!

  • Step 1: Earn your associate's degree at your community or technical college 
  • Step 2: Participate in a FREE bachelor's degree planning session with your Ottawa University Success Coach
  • Step 3: Complete additional 100-level and 200-level electives at your community or technical college
    • Your bachelor's degree plan will detail what courses you can take from your school to get a faster, more affordable jump on your bachelor's degree! We want to maximize your transfer credits. 
  • Step 4: Transfer to Ottawa University for your bachelor's degree (major and upper-level courses)

Ottawa University is proud to partner with the following schools for the Transfer Advantage Program:

  • Allen Community College (KS)
  • Barton County Community College (KS)
  • Blackhawk Technical College (WI)
  • Butler Community College (KS)
  • Central Arizona College (AZ)
  • Chippewa Valley Tech.College (WI)
  • Cloud County Community College (KS)
  • Cochise County Community College District (AZ)
  • Coffeyville Community College (KS)
  • Colby Community College (KS)
  • Cowley College (KS)
  • Crowder College (MO)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (IA)
  • Dodge City Community College (KS)
  • Donnelly College (KS)
  • East Central College (MO)
  • Flint Hills Technical College (KS)
  • Fort Scott Community College (KS)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (WI)
  • Gateway Technical College (WI)
  • Garden City Community College (KS)
  • Highland Community College (KS)
  • Indian Hills Community College (IA)
  • Ivy Tech Community College - All campuses (IN)
  • Johnson County Community College (KS)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (KS)
  • Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KY)
    •  Ashland Community & Technical College
    •  Bluegrass Community & Technical College
    •  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
    •  Gateway Community & Technical College
    •  Hazard Community & Technical College
    •  Henderson Community College
    •  Hopkinsville Community College
    •  Jefferson County Technical College
    •  Madisonville Community College
    •  Maysville Community & Technical College
    •  Owensboro Community & Technical College
    •  Somerset Community College
    •  Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College
    •  Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
    • West Kentucky Community & Technical College
  • Labette Community College (KS)
  • Manhattan Area Technical College (KS)
  • Maricopa County Community College District (AZ)
    • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
    • Estrella Mountain Community College
    • Gateway Community College
    • Glendale Community College
    • Mesa Community College
    • Paradise Valley Community College
    • Phoenix College
    • Rio Salado College
    • South Mountain Community College
    • Scottsdale Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College (MO)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (WI)
  • Neosho County Community College (KS)
  • Nicolet College (WI)
  • Northcentral Missouri College (MO)
  • Northcentral Technical College (WI)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (MO)
  • Pratt Community College (KS)
  • Rock Valley College (IL)
  • Seward County Community College (KS)
  • Southwest Texas Junior College (TX)
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (WI)
  • State Fair Community College (MO)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (WI)
  • Yavapai County Community College (AZ)

Your enrollment advisors are conveniently located near you. Either request information or call us at 855-774-7714 today to get started.

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