Popular Transfer Courses

Students enrolled in academic programs at EGCC can take a variety of classes that are considered general education, or freshman and sophomore level courses at other colleges and universities. 

Thousands of EGCC students have successfully transferred to colleges and universities all over Ohio and across the country.  Below is a sample of popular courses they have taken. (This list is not exhaustive- it’s intended to give students an idea of what EGCC has to offer!)

The transferability of credit is always up to the receiving institution. So, it’s important to start early to work with the institution to which you plan on transferring to determine the credits they will accept.

Sample of EGCC courses offered through online programs.

EGCC Department EGCC Course # EGCC Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 111 Financial Accounting I 3
ACC 121 Managerial Accounting 3
ART 101 Survey of Art History 3
ART 104 Art History I 3
ART 107 Photography 3
BIO 102 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
BIO 103 Nutrition 3
BIO 106 Intro to Biological Sciences 4
BUS 201 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 203 Business Law I 3
BUS 205 Advertising and Promotion 3
CIS 101 Personal Computer Applications 3
CJT 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJT 213 Police Functions 3
COM 101 Public Speaking 3
COM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COR 203 Criminology 3
ECE 101 Cognitive and Physical Development of the Child 3
ECE 111 Society, Family and Diversity in Early Childhood 3
ECO 101 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 102 Microeconomics 3
EDU 200 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 219 Characteristics of Exceptional Children 3
EDU 220 Educational Psychology 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ENG 103 Business Communications 3
ENG 201 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 254 American Literature I: Early Period 3
ENG 255 American Literature II: Late Period 3
GEL 111 Earth Science 4
GEO 101 World Geography 3
GSC 102 Science and Environment 4
HIS 101 World Civilization I 3
HIS 102 World Civilization II 3
HIS 104 U.S. History I 3
HIS 105 U.S. History II 3
MGT 201 Principles of Management 3
MUS 101 Music Appreciation 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI 202 Ethics 3
PSC 101 American Government 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
PSY 201 Child Development 3
PSY 205 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY 211 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 205 Social Problems 3
THE 201 History of the Theatre 3



Eastern Gateway Community College requires submission of official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education prior to registering for courses.

Transfer students must comply with all admission procedures for Eastern Gateway Community College and its program delivery partners. An official evaluation of transfer credit will not be completed until the student has been admitted to Eastern Gateway and has submitted official transcripts from all attended postsecondary institutions.

An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the issuing institution. Records that have been opened or have been in the hands of the student (i.e. student copies of transcripts, grade reports, diplomas) are not considered official documents.

Eastern Gateway Community College translates satisfactory or credit as the equivalent of the student having passed the class. If a student attended an institution that was based on a quarter system, then the credits will be converted to a semester system. Quarter hours will be multiplied by 0.67 to establish semester hours.

The grades earned at other institutions will not be averaged with the grades earned at Eastern Gateway. Only credits and hours are transferable; transfer grade point averages and/or grades do not replace Eastern Gateway grades on the official Eastern Gateway transcript. Transfer credit is granted for college level and some technical courses earned at institutions of higher education for which students receive a grade of “C” or higher and will be designated with a grade of “P” on the student’s academic transcript. Credit received on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory or credit/no credit basis will be evaluated using the same process as graded courses. Eastern Gateway translates satisfactory or credit as the equivalent of the student having passed the class. Credit from other institutions will be evaluated by the appropriate transcript evaluator, academic dean or faculty.

All Eastern Gateway students who wish to complete course work at another institution and have credit from such course work accepted by Eastern Gateway should first seek approval from their Academic Advisor prior to registration at the other institution.

Credits from institutions accredited by regional accreditation agencies such as The Higher Learning Commission will be accepted. Credits from institutions not accredited by a regional accreditation agency that are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be evaluated; acceptance of this credit is not guaranteed and will be determined on evaluation of learning outcomes met.

Important note: A minimum of 18 credits must be earned at EGCC.

Transcript Evaluation process:

1. Complete all Eastern Gateway admission procedures prior to the evaluation of college level and/or military transcripts.

2. You are required to request an official transcript from the appropriate official of each separate institution of higher education attended. This includes:

• In-state college transcripts

• Out-of-state college transcripts

• International transcripts

• Military transcripts

• AP/CLEP transcripts

3. The transferability of credit is awarded by the appropriate transcript evaluator, academic dean, or faculty only for the program applied. If you change your degree program, the student must request a reevaluation.

4. You will receive an e-mail when your evaluation is complete. Your evaluation becomes part of your permanent student file.

Transcript Time Limit Policy:

Eastern Gateway Community College’s transfer policies are designed to maximize the value of your prior education.

We accept as many credits as we can. Previously earned credit will be awarded, when applicable, to meet content distribution areas and degree specific requirements. This means that where possible, credits that may not be applied directly to program of study may be accepted and applied as elective credit.

Time limits exist in some programs to ensure that transfer credits meet present-day academic standards and to ensure that students are working with the most up-to-date knowledge base possible. This establishes a solid foundation of academic quality and rigor for students as they begin the process of learning with EGCC. General guidelines for time limit on transfer credit are noted below.

All Degrees –

• Information (Research) literacy: EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 20 years prior to the date of enrollment.

• Computer literacy: EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 5 years prior to the date of enrollment.

• Computer specializations/software or hardware specifications: EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 2 years prior to the date of enrollment.

General Education courses- 20 years

• English – English 101 must demonstrate a sufficient amount of academic rigor and include a research project (per state of Ohio requirements). 20 years


• Undergraduate business component: Effective enrollments on or after July 1, 2016 we will not consider business core courses earned more than 20 years prior to the date of enrollment.

• Undergraduate Business courses that meet Foundation Cores of Marketing, Business Ethics, Economics, Organizational Behavior and Quantitative Analysis will not be considered if earned more than 20 years prior to the date of enrollment.

• Specialized Accounting: EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 20 years prior to the date of enrollment.

Medical Studies (core courses)

• EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 5 years prior to the date of enrollment toward the program core component in any medical studies program.

• In the rapidly changing field of Health Information Technology, EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 2 years prior to the date of enrollment toward the program core courses.

Nursing (Core Courses)

• EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 5 years prior to the date of enrollment toward program core.


• Advanced science courses will only be considered if taken within the last 5 years prior to enrollment.

Electrical/Electronics (Core Courses)

• Basic foundational core courses (i.e. Electronic Circuits, AC/DC, General Instrumentation, PowerDistribution, etc.) will be considered if taken within the last 10 years prior to enrollment.

• Advanced core courses (i.e. Programmable Logic Controllers, Digital Computer Systems, Industrial Controls, etc.) will only be considered if taken within the last 2 years prior to enrollment.

**In special cases, if a student is using content professionally on a daily basis they may appeal the evaluation of certain courses that were not accepted.**

Appeals Process for Transfer Courses:

If a student believes that his or her credit was not transferred properly, he or she is encouraged to discuss the situation with their Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor will contact the appropriate transcript evaluator and in most cases the issue can be resolved at this level.

If the student is not satisfied with the decision, they must complete the following steps:

1. The student may appeal in writing to the dean of the division.

2. If the issue is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student needs to contact the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and provide a copy of the appeal.

3. If the request is denied, the written correspondence to the student will outline the process for appealing to the state level Articulation and Transfer Appeals Review Committee of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Transferring Out of Eastern Gateway Community College:

If a course is refused by another institution, the student may also appeal to that institution, although this process depends on the location of the institution, whether or not the institution is public or private, and the type of agreements in existence between Eastern Gateway and that institution.

Students should immediately notify their Academic Advisor if a course they believe should transfer is refused.


Transcript requests can be made through the National Student Clearinghouse at www.studentclearinghouse.org or through the College’s website at https://www.egcc.edu/more- topics/college-transcript. A written request may be made to the Steubenville Campus Registrar’s Office. All requests must include printed full name, signature, Social Security or student identification number, current home address, daytime phone number, former name(s), and full address of where the transcript is to be mailed. If the transcript is to be sent to a fax machine, the student must include in his/her request that his/her educational records to be sent to a specific fax number. A student is required to sign for release of academic records before a copy of the transcript is released.

A $10 fee is charged for each transcript provided. The fee is payable at the time the transcript request is made.


What is prior learning assessment? Prior learning assessment allows you to fast track your future by having some of your previous work and life experiences turned into college credit.

A student applying for credit for life experience has several options. Eastern Gateway Community College awards credit for verified learning resulting from prior experience. This credit can be awarded when the learning is college equivalent, possessing value in and of itself and contributing to the personal career development of the learner in the concentration identified in the degree approval. This includes training classes and courses taken at non-accredited technical institutions. The PLA advisor will assist the student in identifying learning outcomes and to ascertain how well those outcomes match those in a particular course or program at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Portfolio Based Credit

If a student has relevant training or work experience that can be directly linked to an existing course at Eastern Gateway, course credit may be granted upon the presentation of a portfolio documenting the work the student completed. If the learning is not closely aligned to an existing course but has significant value and of college level, special topics credit may be granted. Applicants are advised to take the portfolio course, PLA100, offered at Eastern Gateway to help them more effectively present the documentation of their work experience.

Credit by Exam

The purpose of this examination is to permit students who believe they are qualified through education, training, and/or experience the opportunity to pass over certain courses in order to take more advanced work. The proficiency examination, which must be requested, will be comprehensive enough to be representative of the entire content of a course and offered during the regular semester.

Students desiring to take the proficiency examination must apply to and enroll in Eastern Gateway Community College through the PLA advisor. Upon approval, the student must pay the appropriate fee to the Business Office for each proficiency examination taken. The student will then return the form to the examiner. The examiner will administer the examination and record the grade. If the challenge course requires a manual proficiency, the student must complete all components of the manual examination to the satisfaction of the examiner. The PLA advisor will make the recommendation to the Registrar’s Office that the credits passed by the examination become a part of the student’s permanent record. A student is not eligible to take a proficiency examination more than once for each course, nor is a student eligible to take a proficiency examination for a course the student has previously taken.

Military Training and Experience

Eastern Gateway Community College is committed to the acceptance and awarding of college credit for training and experience in the United States Armed Forces or National Guard, as long as it has been approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) or a regional accrediting institute such as The Higher Learning Commission. A student interested in receiving this type of credit will follow the same process for transcript evaluation listed under Transfer Credit in the catalog.

CLEP Testing

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a national testing program administered by the College Board designed to measure student academic proficiency gained through nontraditional educational experiences such as correspondence courses, military training, and on-the-job training programs. Detailed information about CLEP testing is available in the Admissions Office or from the PLA advisor. A student can be granted college credit at Eastern Gateway Community College for selected courses based on the results of CLEP testing. To receive credit, the student must achieve or exceed the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended minimum score.

Persons desiring to achieve credit through CLEP testing should have official copies of test scores sent to the registrar.

The College will accept only scores less than six years old, and only exam scores for which there are equivalent courses offered at Eastern Gateway Community College. It is also the decision of the department dean to determine if that CLEP exam credit will count toward graduation. Individuals who desire to take CLEP exams should make arrangements with Franciscan University of Steubenville, Youngstown State University or Kent State University, which are national CLEP testing centers.

How Do I Begin the PLA Process?

Students will schedule an appointment to meet with the PLA advisor. Students should be prepared to discuss experiences, certifications and non-credit coursework to determine the next steps in gaining credit. The PLA advisor will work with the student on the method of assessment to pursue. A qualified expert faculty will also review all final work.

A student can earn up to 30 hours of credit for portfolio, the military transfer and credit by exam.

The credit awarded may be applied to the student’s chosen degree program at Eastern Gateway, or students may choose to enroll in one of two specialized degree programs for adults with varied experiences and education. The Associate of Technical Study Type B degree awards a degree to a student in a technical major not covered by current programs at Eastern Gateway. The Associate of Individualized Study degree is a program designed to award a degree to a student in a specialized area not already covered in Eastern Gateway degree programs or by the Associate of Technical Study Type B degree. Both degrees are awarded for the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours in an individually planned program, which may include credits awarded by the College for courses completed or training received by a student at other post-secondary institutions, vocational centers and/or other education enterprises judged by the institution to be of college level, and credit given for life experience.

If approved for an Associate of Technical Study degree (Type B), Associate of Individualized Study degree, or for any other degree program at Eastern Gateway, the candidate must complete no less than 18 semester credit hours of course work under the supervision at Eastern Gateway.

A maximum of 42 credit hours can be recognized by Eastern Gateway for course work and/or training completed in other public, private, or proprietary post-secondary institutions, vocational centers, and/or schools conducted by business and industry, credit-for-life experience prior to the declaration of candidacy for either the Associate of Individualized Study or the Associate of Technical Study degrees. A student is not eligible to take a proficiency examination more than once for each course, nor is a student eligible to take a proficiency examination for a course the student has previously taken.


The state of Ohio, working through the University System of Ohio, has initiated policies to facilitate the ease of transition from high school to college as well as between and among Ohio’s public colleges and universities.

1. Students obtaining an Advanced Placement (AP) exam score of 3 or above will be awarded the aligned course(s) and credits for the AP exam area(s) successfully completed.

2. General education courses and credits received will be applied towards graduation and will satisfy a general education requirement if the course(s) to which the AP area is equivalent and fulfills a requirement.

3. If an equivalent course is not available for the AP exam area completed, elective or area credit will be awarded in the appropriate academic discipline and will be applied towards graduation where such elective credit options exist within the academic major.

4. Additional courses or credits may be available when a score of 4 or 5 is obtained. Award of credit for higher score values varies depending on the institution and academic discipline.

5. In academic disciplines containing highly dependent sequences (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics–STEM) students are strongly advised to confer with the College advising staff to ensure they have the appropriate foundation to be successful in advanced coursework within the sequence.

6. Students interested in getting college credit for Advanced Placement should have their scores sent to the Admissions Office for evaluation.


If you are seeking a degree at another institution and wish to take a course at EGCC for transfer credit, you will be considered a transient student. You must complete a general admission application and indicate transient as your major. If the course in which you wish to enroll does not have a prerequisite you will simply need to contact admissions after your application has been submitted in order to enroll. If the course in which you wish to enroll does have a prerequisite, you must have written permission (Transient Student Form) or an unofficial transcript from your home college or university to waive the prerequisite. EGCC recommends all transient students receive written permission from the home institution to guarantee transfer of credit even if EGCC does not require it to waive a prerequisite.


International or foreign transient students should contact Eastern Gateway Community College’s Registrar’s Office at [email protected] for further information.


Opportunities to transfer courses into four-year degree programs exist at Eastern Gateway Community College in several ways:

  • Ohio Transfer Module
  • Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) Courses
  • Career Transfer Assurance Guide (CTAG) Courses
  • Articulation Agreements
  • Equivalency Guides

A student interested in transfer should immediately contact his/her advisor so that early planning ensures success in the transfer process.

Students may also transfer credits into EGCC. The college accepts courses from accredited institutions that are equivalent to courses offered at EGCC. (See Transfer Credit under Registration for more specific information on transferring credits into EGCC.)

The Ohio Department of Higher Education, following the directive of the Ohio General Assembly, has developed statewide directives to facilitate transfer from one Ohio public college or university to another. Private colleges and universities in Ohio may or may not participate in transfer directives, so students should always check with the institution of their choice regarding transfer requirements. Colleges in other states are also not obliged to follow Ohio directives. Note that agreements between EGCC and private colleges and universities and between EGCC and colleges and universities in the area also exist, and also note that most colleges in the United States do accept general education credits and sometimes credits in the major field from students transferring into their institution. Again it is important that students plan transfer carefully and work with both EGCC and the institution to which the student is transferring.


In order to facilitate transfer with maximum applicability of transfer credit, prospective transfer students should plan a course of study that will meet the requirements of a degree program at the receiving institution. Students should use the Transfer Module, Transfer Assurance Guides, and Transferology for guidance in planning the transfer process. Specifically, students should identify early in their collegiate studies an institution and major to which they desire to transfer.

Furthermore, students should determine if there are language requirements or any special course requirements that can be met during the freshman or sophomore year. This will enable students to plan and pursue a course of study that will articulate with the receiving institution’s major. Students are encouraged to seek further information regarding transfer from both their advisor and the college or university to which they plan to transfer.

Once students are admitted to a transfer institution, they are subject to the same rights, privileges and degree requirements as native students at that institution. Students are subject to the residency requirements of that institution.


The Ohio Transfer Module (OTM), contains 36-40 semester hours of coursework in general education. It is a subset of general education requirements at each public Ohio college or university. In order for general education courses to be a part of an institution’s transfer module, all coursework is subject to a review by the statewide transfer module panels against the Ohio Transfer Module Guidelines and learning outcomes. Each module must include a minimum of 24 semester hours of approved OTM courses as outlined below:

At least three semester credit hours in English Composition and Oral Communication (Frist Writing and Public Speaking) at least three semester credit hours in Mathematics, Statistics and Logic (e.g. College Algebra, Pre‐ Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Formal/Symbolic Logic) at least six semester credit hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences (e.g., Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) at least six semester credit hours in Natural Sciences (E.g., Astronomy, Biology, chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Geography, Physics) The additional 12-16 semester credit hours needed to complete the OTM are distributed among the same five categories but may be distributed differently in the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science Degrees. Typically, an Associate of Arts degree would include more credits in the oral and written communication and arts and humanities areas, while an Associate of Science degree would include more credit hours in the mathematics and science areas.


The Ohio Transfer Module includes some Transfer Assurance Guides, as both required and elective courses. Transfer Assurance Guides then move beyond those courses into additional hours in pre-major and major courses. Courses in TAGs are guaranteed to transfer within Ohio institutions and can apply directly to a student’s major. In its totality, the TAGs become a guaranteed pathway for students and are a very powerful advising tool for faculty and other advisors. EGCC has 80 TAGs in 12 specific discipline areas presently approved matches and continuously working to add more options for students. The TAGs are developed, approved, and monitored by Ohio’s public institutions for higher education. Students must keep in mind that this guarantee only applies to Ohio public universities, although many private institutions in Ohio follow the same directives. Students should make sure to work with advisors at both institutions.

Following is the list of EGCC TAG approved courses. Always check with the transferring institution before making decisions. Students may check the EGCC approved Ohio Transfer Module courses listed under Transfer Module in this section.


Legislation directs the Ohio Department of Higher Education to work collaboratively with the Ohio Department of Education, public adult and secondary career technical education, and state-supported institutions of higher education to establish criteria, policies, and procedures to transfer agreed upon technical courses from one system to another. There are 32 CTAG pathways in 24 specific career-technical areas. EGCC currently has 53 CTAGs in multiple disciplines approved by the ODHE/ODE. We are continuously working to add CTAGs to improve student transferability, reduce time to degree and cost of degrees for students.


Transferology is a web based tool used to see how courses taken at one institution transfer and apply toward a degree at another institution. All Ohio two-year and four-year public colleges and universities use Transferology. Create a free account by visiting www.transferology.com. Once a student becomes a member of Transferology (free), he/she can:

  • view course information and programs at other institutions
  • check course equivalencies between institutions as determined by the receiving institution
  • research degree requirements at the institution of your choice
  • discover how the courses you have already taken apply toward a degree at another institution
  • store your coursework so that the system can analyze your program and let you know what courses you need for the institutions with which you are working
  • send additional questions regarding transfer to a college or university


EGCC has transfer agreements with many institutions. In most cases, the two years at EGCC also qualifies the student for an Associate of Arts degree from EGCC. Students are encouraged to apply for the two-year degree as many institutions accept two-year degrees in their entirety, rather than evaluate courses one by one. Do keep in mind that successful transfer depends upon careful planning, good advising, and maintaining the goal of a particular major. Changing a major after transferring may result in the loss of transferable credits.