One Soldier’s Story: How Christian Smurthwaite Found a Place to Belong at Otterbein

At Otterbein University, we recognize the enormous contributions and sacrifices that military personnel and their families make to society. As a veteran who's ready to transition from soldier to student, you'll discover that Otterbein's dedicated staff is here to make sure you reach your next goal.

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Special Transfer Credit Evaluation* Offer

Send us your scanned transcript and we’ll do an unofficial evaluation and let you know what will transfer, for how many credits and what the course equivalents are. No application required.

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Your Military Credit Can Work For You

Your hard work, experience and training in the military can work for you. Otterbein accepts credits from two and four-year institutions that are fully accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agencies. Also transfer credit from the JST and CCAF will be evaluated.  Students applying for transfer to Otterbein will receive an evaluation of their prior college credits once official transcripts have been received from all previously attended institutions.

Transfer credit will only be given for courses in which the student has received a grade of “C-“ or higher, and while there is no limit to the number of credits that may be transferred from accredited four-year institutions, a maximum of 64 semester hours may be transferred from all two-year institutions combined.

Degree Requirements

To earn an Otterbein degree you will need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. In addition:

  • A minimum of 36 credit hours must be completed directly through Otterbein University
  • At least 9 credit hours must be completed in classes toward your major requirements (not electives) at the 3000- or higher level
  • At least 5 credit hours must be completed in each declared minor
  • Requirements may also include general education courses that must be taken at Otterbein

Have more questions? Let Us Help.

Transferring is a highly individualized process, and it can be confusing. We’re here to help you get answers. Contact us at any step in the process and we will get you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Contact our Admissions Team

Jennifer Hicks
Admission Counselor
p/ 614.823.1344

Adult Admissions Counselor, Jennifer Hicks

Mary Mosca
Assistant Director of Adult Admission
p/ 614.823.1652

Assitan Director of Adult Admission, Mary Mosca