Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

Antioch University is a Transfer Intentional Institution

AUM-student-with-laptopConsidering transferring to Antioch University Midwest? Our degree completion program was designed to be transfer intentional. We make it easy for you to transfer your previous college credits.

Concerned your previous credits may have expired? Regardless of the date credits were earned, they are always accepted here at Antioch.


Transfer Credit

Transfer credit for courses taken at other institutions is based on official transcripts issued directly to Antioch University Midwest from the registrars of those institutions.

Institutions must be regionally accredited by one of the regional associations recognized by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation: Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern, and Western Associations. If an institution is not accredited by one of the regional associations listed above at the time of the student’s attendance, but subsequently becomes regionally accredited, the registrar may re-evaluate the transcript for consideration of transfer credits, upon a student’s request.

In addition, some institutions are not accredited by one of the regional associations named above but have obtained accreditation from one of the national institutional accrediting associations recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation: American Association of Bible Colleges, Association of Independent Colleges and Schools, Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada, National Association of Trade and Technical Schools, National Home Study Council. The registrar may present a transcript from an institution thus accredited to the faculty for consideration of transfer credits.

Credits are accepted as semester hours. They are translated from quarter hours according to nationally accepted formulae, based on the definition of the other college’s credit unit as stated on the transcript or in the institution’s catalog. Credits from schools also using the semester system transfer 1 to 1; credits from schools on a quarter system translate as follows: 1 quarter credit = .667 semester credit.

To be accepted for transfer credit, students must have earned a minimum of a C for undergraduate credit, and a minimum of a B for graduate credit. Prior assurances of transfer credit given verbally by faculty members or staff at Antioch University Midwest must be regarded as estimates or opinions. They do not commit the University to a course of action. Transfer credits are not official until they are evaluated by the registrar (in consultation with the chair of the student’s academic program as needed) and entered into the student’s academic record.

Undergraduate Transfer Credit

In the undergraduate program, transfer credit is applied in the first semester of enrollment. Subsequent to enrollment, consultation with the Faculty Advisor and approval from the Undergraduate Chair is required for any course to be taken at another institution for which the student wants credit applied toward the AUM degree. Upon completion of the work, official transcripts must be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office.

All undergraduate students transfer credits into the program, therefore the following regulations apply to transfer credits (see also AU Prior Learning Policy 5.613):

A. Grade of “C” or better (or the equivalent) must have been earned

B. Of the 120 semester credits required for graduation, at least 30 credits must be completed at AUM (our residency requirement)

C. A maximum of 90 approved transfer credits may be applied to the AUM degree. At least 75 of the 90 credits must be from regionally accredited institutions. If more than 60 credits are eligible for transfer the transfer form must be reviewed by the undergraduate program chair to indicate which courses are eligible for specific course substitution.

D. Of the 90 approved transfer credits, any combination of lower division (usually numbered “100” or “200”) and upper division (usually numbered “300” and “400”) credits may be approved for transfer and applied toward the degree as long as the number of transfer credits does not exceed 90.

To insure breadth and balance in the liberal arts degree, the 90 transfer credits must be distributed within the four general education areas described below. No more than 60 transfer credits may be accepted in any one of the following areas unless otherwise accepted by articulation agreement with another college or university:

(Note: A minimum of 4 semester hours in each category must be completed for degree completion.)


Minimum 6 quarter/4 semester credits

Communication is an interdisciplinary field that integrates aspects of both social sciences and the humanities in the analysis of human communications and in the expression of ideas in writing, in discussion, and in live or recorded presentation. The study of communications ranges from interpersonal communication and small group communication to mediated personal communication and mass communications. Communication studies also examines how messages are produced and for what purposes and how they are interpreted through the political, cultural, legal, historical and social dimensions of their contexts. Communication studies prepares students for future work and study in any number of diverse fields, such as law, political organizing and public affairs, marketing, advertising, public relations, consulting and many others.

  • All English writing or composition classes, regardless of prefix
  • Communication or Media Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Speech

Social Sciences

Minimum 6 quarter/4 semester credits

The social sciences involve studying the rapid emergence of the human sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which earlier were modeled on the physical sciences, and have since attained their own internal forms of verification and confirmation of evidence. The contemporary social sciences involve the description and analysis of peoples and cultures, ethnic groups, and social classes from the perspectives of anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, political science, linguistics, and hybrid sciences, such as political economy, that emerged from them. Students learn the theoretical and methodological developments that have advanced our understanding of human beings, various social formations, behavioral patterns and structures, and dynamics of conflict and collaboration.

  • Addiction Studies
  • Administration
  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Communication or Media Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography (cultural)
  • Gerontology
  • Human Development
  • Human Services
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Services Administration
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education

Arts and Humanities

Minimum 6 quarter/4 semester credits

Courses in the arts and humanities connect us to the efforts of cultures to find meaning in the human condition reaching back to the beginning of recorded history. The many disciplines that make up the arts and humanities open up horizons of understanding about who we are and where we have come from, while also exercising our imaginations and creative engagement with our human destiny. The arts and humanities cultivate critical thinking, self-reflection, imagination, and a sense of play.


  • Dance
  • Design
  • Film and Video
  • Music
  • Painting and Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Theater arts
  • Philosophy

  • Anthropology (cultural)
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Foreign Language Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Literature

Science and Quantitative Reasoning

Minimum 6 quarter/4 semester credits

The science and quantitative reasoning requirement seeks to enrich students’ understanding of the physical and natural world and the scientific and mathematical concepts, theories, and principles that explain that world. Accordingly, students broaden and deepen their understanding of the diversity and interrelatedness of human knowledge through the sciences and quantitative reasoning and are better able to navigate quantitative reasoning and scientific information and frameworks.


  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology (physical)
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Geography (physical)
  • Health Science
  • Nutrition
  • Physics

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science (intermediate and advanced)
  • Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics

In addition to transcript-based transfer credits, a maximum of 30 credits (the equivalent of one year) may be granted for non-classroom learning of all kinds (CLEP or DANTES exams, evaluated experiential learning, etc.) CLEP and DANTES will be evaluated from original documentation only.

Because each major or concentration has a specific credit requirement, the number of credits required for graduation may occasionally exceed 120, if the student’s transfer credits approach the maximum and if the major or concentration requires more than 45 credits. For degree completion a minimum of 4 semester credits in each of the four general education content areas must be completed.

See also Transfer and Intra University Credits Policy 5.611 at

Articulation Agreements

The Bachelor Degree Completion program has articulation with the following Ohio institutions, whereby all credits required to complete an associate’s degree will be accepted.