Ashland University

Ashland • Ohio

Undergrad Enrollment 5,700
Average Class Size 16
# of Majors 70+
Career Placement Rate 94%

Do you know that over 200 students transfer to Ashland University every year? Are you considering transferring from your current college or university and wondering if your credits will transfer? Ashland is a transfer friendly institution providing students with the support and guidance necessary to make the transfer process easy for you.With an average class size of 16 and a student population of 5,700, AU prides itself on the “accent on the individual.” Ashland’s exceptionally supportive community prepares students both personally and professionally to excel in a never-changing global society, offering over 70+ majors, internship and study abroad opportunities, and a 94% job placement rate following graduation. Interested in being a student athlete? Ashland is ranked among the best NCAA Division II athletic programs in the nation. Go Eagles!

AU offers transfer students a simple application process. So why wait? Apply today at so you too can experience a place where extraordinary happens on ordinary days…Ashland University! 

Transferring Credits

Will Your Credits Transfer? YES!

  • Your credits must be earned from a regionally accredited college or university
  • You must be in good academic and social standing from these colleges and universities
  • Your college-level credit earned must be C- or better

If you are transferring from a school that does not hold a regional accreditation, your credits are subject to review. If you would like to see how courses will transfer prior to your visit, you can do a self-evaluation by going to

Admission Requirements

Transfer students are required to have at least a 2.25 cumulative grade point average in all their previous college work. In addition,they must be in good standing socially and academically; i.e., cannot have been dismissed from their last school for academic and/or social reasons.

Application Deadlines

Steps to Transferring to AU:

1. Complete and submit the Transfer Student Application. Transfer students must be in good academic and social standing. AU requires at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA in all previous college coursework. Several majors require higher GPAs.

2. Request official transcripts to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions, Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805. If you earned less than 45 semester hours, contact your high school guidance office to have an official high school transcript sent as well. AU also accepts electronic transcripts from SCRIP-SAFE® and Docufide® by Parchment.

3. Submit your enrollment deposit online by signing into your application or mail a $300 check payable to Ashland University (please put you name on the memo line) using the address in step 2. 

4. Deposited students will receive a course schedule created by your transfer advisor in admissions.

Academic Awards:
Transfer students are eligible for awards ranging from $3,500-$7,500. Accepted transfer students will receive their award notice shortly after being admitted to AU.


Basic costs of attending Ashland University Tuition & Fees Breakdown:

Below are links to the breakdown for each of the tuition and fee charges you may receive based upon your degree track:Traditional Undergraduate - Accelerated Nursing … tuition … activity fees … food — how does it all add up?There is a lot to consider when you’re planning for college financing.Find your tuition and fees by following the link above that indicates the type of student you will be at Ashland. Remember, by working with a financial aid representative, you can claim scholarships, grants and other aid that make higher education more affordable. Everything starts by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and entering Ashland University's school code: 003012.

Upcoming Events

Transfer Night:

Are you considering transferring from your current college or university? Come and check out one of our Transfer Nights!

Financial Aid

Ashland University offers awards to full-time transfer students with a minimum of 12 semester/19 quarter hours of college credit (not post-secondary or developmental course work) ranging from $3,500-$7,500. Students with associate degrees who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and have at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible for an additional $1,000 scholarship. Proof of membership is required. A copy of their certificate or an official letter should be sent to the Ashland University Financial Aid Office. A 3.0 GPA or better must be maintained at Ashland University for renewal.When filing the FAFSA be sure to include Ashland University’s Title IV Code 003012 so your information will be sent to Ashland. If you have already filed, to add Ashland’s code, go to or call them at 800.433.3243.Transfer students, full- or part-time, are eligible for other financial aid as well. For more information or a financial aid estimate,contact the Financial Aid Office at 800.882.1548, ext. 5002, or email

Scholarship Information

Scholarships Available for Transfer Students: $3,500 - $7,500



Extraordinary happened...

when Alyssa Miller was offered a job at Under Armour headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland following her time as an intern with the same company. During her summer internship, Miller, who was majoring in marketing at AU, served 11 weeks as the retail merchandising intern at Under Armour, after being selected as one of 50 total interns out of 4,000 applicants. Miller, who graduated in May, took on the role of Under Armour’s merchandising coordinator in July of 2014, just shortly after commencement. Students have earned internship and employment opportunities at reputable career destinations such as Under Armour, the White House, CNN, The Cleveland Clinic, Disney and Smucker’s, just like Miller. At AU you can explore multiple career options in classes and through required internships. Click here to read more about Alyssa's extraordinary story!