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.

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 62 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 62 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.