Transfer Student Admission


The A2BW program is a transfer agreement that gives you maximum credit from your associate degree and streamlines completion of your bachelor's degree at Baldwin Wallace.

If you've earned an associate degree from any regionally accredited college or university, we've got great news for you. The A2BW program (associate to bachelor's) recognizes all the credit you've earned in your associate degree and sets you on a direct path to completing your bachelor's degree.

New Summer Course Benefits

Beginning in the summer of 2021, A2BW students enrolled at BW each spring semester are eligible to take summer courses without paying out-of-pocket for tuition as part of the Summer Tuition Incentive Grant (STING!). Normally reserved for Pell-eligible students, the STING! program allows undergraduate students to take two summer classes (up to 8 credit hours). Financial aid helps to fund these courses, with BW filling the gap to ensure students do not pay any out-of-pocket tuition for those courses.

Starting in 2021:

  • A2BW transfers enrolled full-time each spring term (starting with spring 2021) are eligible to participate in the STING! program regardless of their Pell status. This means you may take two courses (up to 8 credit hours) over the summer and not pay any tuition dollars out-of-pocket.
  • A2BW transfers enrolled part-time each spring term (starting with spring 2021) are eligible to participate in the STING! program regardless of their Pell status. This means you may take one course over the summer and not pay any tuition dollars out-of-pocket.
  • A2BW students may receive a total of four courses as part of the STING! program.

Contact: If you have questions regarding summer course benefits for A2BW students, please contact the admission office at (440) 826-8012 or

A2BW Pathways for Tri-C students

A2BW Pathways are curriculum guides that have been approved by both BW and Tri-C to show you how courses in various Tri-C associate degree programs can maximize degree requirements at BW in lots of different majors.

Qualifying Associate Degrees

Qualifying associate degrees must be earned from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States in one of these degree areas:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Applied Business
  • Associate of Applied Science

Associate degrees affiliated with an apprenticeship program do not qualify for the A2BW program.

Choose Any Major and Minor at BW

Baldwin Wallace University offers more than 50 majors and minors leading to B.A., B.S., B.S.Ed. and B.M. degrees. Some BW programs may require that A2BW students complete additional requirements beyond the minimum 60 credits (for example, athletic training, exercise science, conservatory of music majors, education majors, and other majors that may lead to professional certification or licensure).

Guaranteed Junior Standing at Baldwin Wallace

A maximum of 60 credits transfer to BW from two year colleges for an associate degree. You'll work with a BW academic advisor to plan your remaining coursework toward graduation.

College Credit Plus (CCP)

If you have earned your associate degree while still in high school as a College Credit Plus/dual enrollment student, you will receive credit for your college classes as determined by the A2BW program, but you will enroll at BW as a first-year student and will be required to take FYE-100 (first-year experience). CCP/dual enrollment students must have earned a cumulative 2.5 GPA in their college coursework to qualify for A2BW.

Transfer Equivalencies

All course equivalencies in your associate degree program will transfer to BW toward major, minor and core requirements. Check which courses will transfer to BW. You can also request a transfer evaluation.

Reduced Core Requirements

Using the Ohio Transfer Module as a guide, A2BW students must have a minimum 24 transferable credits from these disciplines: English, mathematics, arts/humanities, social and behavioral sciences and natural sciences. If your associate degree does not include 24 credits from these areas, a BW academic advisor will help plan whether it's best to complete the remaining credits at Baldwin Wallace or before transferring.