Transfer Admissions Process
To be admitted to Youngstown State University as a transfer student in good standing, you must be in good standing at the last institution you attended and have an aggregate cumulative point average of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). If your grade point average is less than 2.0, you may still be considered for admission but will be admitted on warning and your enrollment will be probationary. If you are a student (Ohio resident or out-of-state resident), who has been suspended from a college or university, you will need to contact the Office of Admissions for further instructions.
The credentials you will need to submit for admission include: a completed Youngstown State admissions application, a $40 application fee, your official high school transcript (if you have not completed a bachelor's degree) and official transcripts from each regionally accredited institution you have attended since high school. Then, your courses will be evaluated by the appropriate department. Any questions regarding the applicability of your courses should be directed to the department that houses your major. The results of the credit evaluation will be sent to you by mail.
Note: Official Transcripts must be sent from the previous institutions directly to the Office of Admissions.
All courses with a grade of "D" or better will generally transfer to YSU, although courses must be college level courses from a regionally, accredited institution and the work must be creditable toward a degree at that institution. A "D" grade accepted in transfer of credit does not satisfy a prerequisite for which a higher grade is needed and will not be applicable to some degree requirements. Credit through military experience is also an option as well as credit through examination. Students must complete their last 20 semester hours leading to an associate degree, or their last 30 semester hours of a baccalaureate degree at Youngstown State University.
What if my college has signed a transfer agreement with YSU?
An articulation agreement provides a smooth transition for students with associate degrees to YSU. Through this special agreement, both institutions have provided for a maximum number of credits to be applied toward a bachelor's degree. In most cases, that means if you graduated in a special transfer program, you will be admitted to YSU with junior standing. Youngstown State University has articulation agreements with the following institutions:
- The University of Akron
- Kent State-Trumbull Branch
- Belmont Technical College
- Lakeland Community College
- Butler County Community College
- Lima Technical College
- Cleveland State University
- Lorain County Community College
- Community College of Allegheny County-All branches
- North Central State College
- Community College of Beaver College
- County Owens Community College
- Cuyahoga Community College
- Penn State University Shenango Campus
- Hocking Technical College
- Washington State Community College
- Jefferson Community College