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While Baldwin Wallace is saddened by the news of Urbana University's closure, the BW community would be honored to offer a place for Urbana transfer students to complete their educational journey. BW offers more than 80 majors, 20 graduate programs, certificate and professional development programs, as well as 24 NCAA Division III varsity sport teams.

Led by our 175-year mission to provide quality education, BW welcomes students searching for a college home following Urbana's closure.

For students transferring from Urbana University, we offer the following:

  • A commitment to keep you on track toward graduation.
  • A fresh start! When you transfer to BW, you will receive the personalized attention and support that define the BW experience.
  • A $1,000 renewable scholarship in addition to any BW merit scholarships or special awards you may qualify to receive.
  • No application fee when submitting your transfer application.
  • A one-week admission decision for undergraduates once all materials are submitted.
  • Access to admission counselors, who are ready to meet with you virtually to discuss how your credits transfer. You can also send or email your transcripts to the admission office and request a transfer evaluation.
  • All eligible Urbana credits will be accepted.
    • Students with 60 or more transferrable credits may be eligible to waive BW general education requirements.
    • Students with less than 45 credit hours remaining to graduation may waive the residency requirement.

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Find Equivalent Urbana University Majors at BW

Baldwin Wallace is proud to offer a diverse number of academic programs and we're confident that Urbana students will find an equivalent major at BW.

Not only does BW have 80+ academic programs, our university offers majors that are unavailable through Urbana’s connection to Franklin University, which include the following:

Frequently Asked Questions

How do transfer credits apply to a BW degree?

Courses transferred from Urbana University may count directly toward your major or minor, core requirements or electives — all are valuable toward the minimum 120 credits needed to graduate. All college-level courses with a grade of C or better from Urbana University will transfer to Baldwin Wallace, given that they fall within the academic scope and level of BW's programs. Grades of C- or below do not transfer.

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How much credit can transfer to BW?

There is no limit on the number of hours that may be transferred from Urbana University, please note that individual degree program requirements vary. Students with 60 or more transferable credit hours may be eligible to wave the BW general education requirements. Students with less than 45 credit hours remaining may be eligible to graduate with a BW degree. A BW bachelors degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.

There is a limit on how much credit may transfer in some academic areas as determined by the BW faculty, such as engineering or other technical areas.

Are there time limits on how old courses can be?

Most courses have no time limit to qualify for transfer toward a bachelor's degree. However, some areas are more time sensitive, such as accounting, computer science, education, psychology and nursing.

Will my grade point average from Urbana University transfer?

No, only your credit hours will transfer. When you enroll at Baldwin Wallace University, you will establish a new grade point average.