Transfer Students | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Transferring to Capital

  • Transfer Students at Capital

    You're at a crossroad. Let's move forward together.

    You’re here because you want something different. Something more than what you’ve experienced thus far in your educational journey. You’re not alone. Every year, over a hundred students like you transfer to Capital University from other universities, and even more choose us to step beyond an associate’s degree and enroll in one of our distinguished bachelor’s degree programs.

    Whether you’re a transfer student or someone with an associate’s degree, you’ll find a staff, faculty, facilities and a support system at Capital ready to help every step of the way — from the moment you visit campus, apply, and enroll to the time you complete your degree and beyond. Everyone at Capital is committed to your success. You’ll find an array of programs, scholarship opportunities, and special services designed to meet the unique needs of transfer and associate degree students. In fact, 99% of students who transfer to Capital receive merit scholarships from Capital to help finance their education. And every full-time traditional undergraduate Capital student receives some type of merit-based financial assistance.

    Perhaps best of all, you’ll become part of what we call CapFam — a family of learners, teachers, doers, and strivers. It’s a network of students, faculty and alumni ready to provide insight and guidance from the first time you visit campus to the day you join the ranks of our alumni.

    Bring your college credits and life experience with you.

    When you come to Capital, you bring knowledge gained from previous college study — whether you attended a traditional four-year college program or community college. That time in school and the courses you completed (and paid for) translates into credit you can apply toward your degree at Capital. As a prospective student, you’ll be assigned a dedicated transfer admission counselor to help you determine how much credit you have based on your previous college courses. Our faculty advisors will help you schedule classes that keep you on the path to your goals. We also offer ways for you to earn college credit for knowledge gained outside traditional college education settings. We see value in what you know, your life experience, and any non-collegiate coursework you have taken in your career, and will help you translate it into credit toward graduation. Your counselor will be there for you to answer questions about transferring credit, available majors, the application process, and any financial aid you qualify for. Our counselors are trained to make your transition to Capital as seamless, convenient, and simple as possible.

    Let's make it personal!

    The best way for you to determine if Capital has what you need and want in a university is to visit campus personally. When you do, you’ll meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor, talk to a professor, meet other students, sit in a class, see the campus, and talk about where you are today and where you want to go. During your visit, you can learn out about transferring credit, what classes you’ll need to take, how much it will cost, what financial aid you may qualify for, and how to apply. Schedule your visit today.

    Or Get Started Now.

    Ready to create an account and apply to Capital? We accept transfer applications all year long for our fall, spring or summer start terms. (The earlier you apply for your desired term, the best course selection will be available to you.) Your admission application doubles as your scholarship application and 99% of transfer students receive an award.

    Additional Resources.

    Click the links below or call us anytime at 614-236-6101 or email We love to hear from you.
    Transfer Admission Requirements
    Transfer Equivalency Guides
    Transfer Scholarships
    Visiting Campus  

    Looking for part-time or evening classes? Explore our Adult Degree Completion Program for more information.

    • Q

      Do I need to send my high school transcripts?


      We will always ask for your high school transcripts. However, depending on your number of college credits and college GPA, the high school transcript may be waived.

      Learn more about Transferring College Credits.

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    • Q

      Which college transcripts do I need to send?


      We require official transcripts from every college at which you have taken classes. This includes any post-secondary classes you took in high school.

      See Transfer Admission Requirements

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    • Q

      Do my college credits transfer?


      Courses taken at a regionally accredited institution will transfer with a “C-” or above. For more information visit our transfer credits page.

      Learn about Transferring College Credits

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    • Q

      When will I hear about my admission and scholarships?


      Generally you will hear from us about a decision on admission and scholarships within 2 weeks of your completed application being received.

      Review Available Transfer Scholarships

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