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Falcon to Raider Commitment

MOUNT UNION SHOWS UP FOR YOU

Mount Union is an official teach-out partner of Notre Dame College (NDC). With the Falcon to Raider Commitment, Mount Union welcomes NDC students to join our Purple Raider family, where they can find support to pursue their educational goals.

This program is designed to support your transition to Mount Union while also recognizing and honoring the hard work you have completed. Learn more below on how Mount Union is dedicated to helping you through this transition.  

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Admission

    The Office of Admission is pleased that you are considering the University of Mount Union. To help make this transition easy and accessible, all undergraduate Notre Dame College students in good academic standing will be automatically accepted. Follow the link below to begin your application.


    Apply to the University of Mount Union
     

    Apply Now

    • Apply for admission using our free online application.
      • Mount Union is waiving the application essay for all incoming Notre Dame College students*
      • Admission decisions will be available within one business day of receiving unofficial transcripts**

    *Students who do not meet traditional admission requirements may be asked to submit an application essay.

    **Official transcripts must be received prior to matriculation

  • Financial Aid
    Scholarships

    Undergraduate students transferring to Mount Union from Notre Dame College will receive a financial aid offer that is equal to the net price they currently pay at Notre Dame College. The calculated net price will exclude all athletic scholarships. The student must be full-time (12 credit hours) to remain eligible.

    File the FAFSA

    Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA to determine eligibility for federal and state aid. Visit the Applying for Financial Aid web page to learn more or to schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor. 

     

  • Transferring Guidelines

    0 – 29 Credit Hours Earned and 1-2 Semesters Completed

    • First Year Seminar (FYS) waived; Complete Transfer Seminar (TRF)
    • Raider Foundation Portfolio waived if completed EN 101, CA 100, and at least two transferrable Foundations course equivalents
    • World Language Proficiency waived if completed Theology (TH) course
    • Mathematics Proficiency waived if completed MA 120 or higher, ACT/SAT scores, or mathematics placement
    • Foundation Courses – Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural Science, and Social Science (HANS) waived with granted transfer equivalencies
    • Commitment of 6-7 Semesters to complete at Mount Union*
    • Must complete at least 16 hours in a major at Mount Union and 8 hours in a minor at Mount Union
    • Must complete remaining Foundation courses, Explorations courses, and Capstone
    • Additional credits and requirements waived at the discretion of the University Registrar

     

    30-59 Credit Hours Earned and 3-4 Semesters Completed

    • First Year Seminar (FYS) waived; Complete Transfer Seminar (TRF)
    • Raider Foundation Portfolio waived if completed EN 101 and CA 100
    • World Language Proficiency waived if completed Theology (TH) course
    • Mathematics Proficiency waived if completed MA 120 or higher, ACT/SAT scores, or mathematics placement
    • Foundation Courses – Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural Science, and Social Science (HANS) waived with granted transfer equivalencies
    • Commitment of 4-5 Semesters to complete at Mount Union*
    • Must complete at least 16 hours in a major at Mount Union and 8 hours in a minor at Mount Union
    • Must complete remaining Foundation courses, Explorations courses, and Capstone
    • Additional credits and requirements waived at the discretion of the University Registrar 

     

    60-89 Credit Hours Earned and 5-6 Semesters Completed

    • First Year Seminar (FYS) waived; Complete Transfer Seminar (TRF)
    • Raider Foundation Portfolio waived if completed EN 101 and CA 100
    • World Language Proficiency waived if completed Theology (TH) course
    • Mathematics Proficiency waived if completed MA 120 or higher, ACT/SAT scores, or mathematics placement
    • Foundation Courses – Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural Science, and Social Science (HANS) waived with granted transfer equivalencies
    • Commitment of 2-3 Semesters to complete at Mount Union*
    • Must complete at least 16 hours in a major at Mount Union and 8 hours in a minor at Mount Union
    • Must complete Explorations courses and Capstone at Mount Union; Explorations courses may be waived with upper level transfer courses on a case-by-case basis
    • Mount Union will waive the requirement that at least 48 semester hours be completed at Mount Union and that at least 32 semester hours of a degree program be pursued in residence at Mount Union.
    • Additional credits and requirements waived at the discretion of the University Registrar

     

    90 + Credit Hours Earned and 7 Semesters or More Completed

    • First Year Seminar (FYS) waived; Complete Transfer Seminar (TRF)
    • Raider Foundation Portfolio waived if completed EN 101 and CA 100
    • World Language Proficiency waived if completed Theology (TH) course
    • Mathematics Proficiency waived if completed MA 120 or higher, ACT/SAT scores, or mathematics placement
    • Foundation Courses – Humanities, Fine Arts, Natural Science, and Social Science (HANS) waived with granted transfer equivalencies
    • Commitment of 1-2 Semesters to complete at Mount Union*
    • Must complete at least 12 hours in a major at Mount Union (with departmental approval) and 8 hours in a minor at Mount Union; minor courses completed at NDC may be reviewed to satisfy the minor requirement at Mount Union
    • Must complete Capstone at Mount Union; Explorations courses may be waived with upper level transfer courses on a case-by-case basis
    • Additional credits and requirements waived at the discretion of the University Registrar
    • Students who have earned 90 or more credit hours will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Mount Union will waive the requirement that at least 48 semester hours be completed at Mount Union and that at least 32 semester hours of a degree program be pursued in residence at Mount Union.

    *While Mount Union will do everything possible to keep any student from Notre Dame College on track to graduate in a total of 8 semesters (4 academic years) with semesters earned at NDC and UMU, some programs have course sequences that may extend this time. It is important that you speak with the University Registrar and your Admission Counselor to determine how many additional semesters it may take to complete your degree if you are in a program that requires sequential courses only offered in certain semesters and years.


    Additional Notes for NDC Transferring Students

    • Students who have earned an associate’s degree at Notre Dame College will not have to complete the following Integrative Core requirements: First Year Seminar, the four Foundation courses (HANS), or the Raider Foundations Portfolio. Students with an earned associate’s degree must complete the Explorations requirement, Capstone, and demonstrate proficiency in Mathematics and the World Languages by either proficiency/placement testing or transfer credit.
      • NDC students who are within a semester of earning an associate’s degree at NDC may receive the same waivers and exemptions listed above for those who have earned an associate’s degree after review from the UMU University Registrar.

    • The waivers, transfers, and accommodations above are offered only to those students wishing to transfer from Notre Dame College and do not apply to students transferring from other institutions. The waivers, transfers, and accommodations above do not negate or override the University of Mount Union’s traditional transfer policy. The University of Mount Union, through authority granted to the University Registrar, may decline some or all of these waivers, transfers, and accommodations, and may also extend additional waivers, transfers, and accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

    • Notre Dame College students must be active and enrolled students at NDC during the time of inquiry or within at least two semesters of leaving NDC. The University of Mount Union reserves the right to rescind any special waivers, transfers, and accommodations at any time.
  • Bachelor Degree Requirements

    Listed below is the Bachelor Degree Requirement Equivalency Map for Notre Dame College (NDC) and the University of Mount Union (UMU). In addition, a General Core Curriculum Transfer Equivalency Map has been provided to outline how NDC core requirements will be satisfied or waived for NDC students who transfer to UMU.

    Bachelor Degree Requirement Equivalency Map

    NDC Graduation Requirement UMU Graduation Requirement Equivalent Notes
    Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours. A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for all degrees. All students must earn at least 120 semester hours to earn a bachelor's degree.
    Successfully complete courses fulfilling the NDC Core Curriculum. Completion of the Integrative Core requirements for the degree to be earned; Demonstration of proficiency in World Language and Math. Students transferring from NDC may receive special waivers and transfer accomodations based on the Falcon To Raider Commitment (FTRC) for requirements of the Integrative Core, World Language proficiency, and Mathematics proficiency.
    Successfully complete courses and experiences fulfilling the chosen major field of study and earned the minimum cumulative GPA required by their major. Complete a major with at least a 2.000 grade point average. If required by the major, completion of a concentration with at least a 2.000 grade point average. All students must earn at least 16 hours of the major at Mount Union. Some special circumstances apply based on the FTRC.
    Earn a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.  A minimum grade point average of 2.000 on a 4.000 scale must be achieved for all Mount Union, transfer, and transient work attempted. All students must earn at least a 2.000 GPA cumulative. Some majors may require a higher GPA minimum to qualify for degree completion.
    Complete 50% percent of major coursework at Notre Dame College. At least 48 semester hours must be completed at the University of Mount Union.  This requirement has been temporarily suspended for students transferring from Notre Dame College, as outlined in the FTRC.
    Complete a minimum of 30 credits at Notre Dame College. The last 32 semester hours of a degree program must be pursued in residence at the University, or pre-approved transient credit. Cooperative and other special programs may be exempted from this requirement. This requirement has been temporarily suspended for students transferring from Notre Dame College, as outlined in the FTRC.
    N/A Completion of a minor with at least a 2.000 grade point average. Students with more than one major are not required to complete a minor. Some majors at UMU do not require a minor or the minor is included. The University Registrar will work with NDC transfer students on minor options.
    Earn a minimum of 36 credits of upper-biennium (300-400) courses. N/A

    Please see specific UMU major curriculum for requirements of level courses. Rquirements vary by major, minor, and concentration.

    General Core Curriculum Transfer Equivalency Map

    NDC Requirement NDC Courses to Complete Requirements UMU Equivalents Notes
    Engaged Responsibility First Year Falcon for traditional-aged, First Time Freshmen students (FYF 100) or Personal Responsibility and Growth course for non-traditional and transfer students. FYS-100 or FYS-105 Credit for FYS. Take TRF to learn about UMU and Integrative Core.
    Written Fluency EN 101 or EN 100/101 RFP-010 or RFP-200 Waived if EN 101 completed.
    Oral Fluency CA 100 RFP-020 or RFP-201 Waived if CA 100 completed.
    Quantitative Fluency MA 120 MTH-119 Major may require additional.
    Creative Inquiry Multiple Course Listings Any "A" course Satisfies Fine Arts Foundation.
    Literary Inquiry Literature (EN) course Any "H" course Satisfies Humanities Foundation.
    Philosophical Inquiry Philosophy (PH) course Any "H" or "S" course Satisfies Humanities or Social Science Foundation.
    Scientific Inquiry Science course with laboratory Any "N" course Satisfies Natural Science Foundation.
    Theological Inquiry Theology (TH) course other than TH 450 REL course or credit for World Language Proficiency Completing Theological Inquiry requirement waives World Language requirement at UMU.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Financial Aid
    Scholarships

    For Graduate students transferring to Mount Union from Notre Dame College, the net cost to complete courses will be the same or less than what the student would pay at Notre Dame College, excluding any athletic scholarships, if applicable.

     

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    For students transferring with previous work completed at the MBA level at Notre Dame College, the University of Mount Union will generally transfer up to 18 credits from Notre Dame College, but all transfer students from NDC will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if requesting to transfer in more than 18.

    All transfer credits must have earned a grade of B or higher. Individual review will be completed by the MBA Program Director and certified by the University Registrar. Individual progression plans will be created by the MBA Program Director.

    The MBA Program at Mount Union offers the following concentrations: Business Analytics, Leadership and Innovation, Strategic Healthcare Administration, and Corporate Communication and Public Relations.

    Below are the transfer equivalencies from Notre Dame College to the University of Mount Union’s MBA program.

    Notre Dame College Mount Union
    MBA 500 Leadership LDR-501 Transformational Leadership and Change
    MBA 501 People MBA-602 Strategic Human Resource
    MBA 530 Operations BAI-603 Operations Management
    MBA 540 Accounting MBA-604 Managerial Accounting
    MBA 600 Marketing MBA-503 Managerial Marketing
    MBA 610 Finance MBA-601 Financial Management
    MBA 620 Management LDR-603 Strategic Management and Effectiveness
    MBA 630 Technology No direct equivalent - Elective course
    MBA 640 Strategy No direct equivalent - Elective course
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)

    For students transferring with previous work completed at the M.Ed. level at Notre Dame College, the University of Mount Union will generally transfer up to 18 credits from Notre Dame College, but all transfer students from NDC will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if requesting to transfer in more than 18.

    All transfer credits must have earned a grade of B or higher. Individual review will be completed by the M.Ed. Program Director and certified by the University Registrar. Individual progression plans will be created by the M.Ed. Program Director.

    The M.Ed. Program at Mount Union offers the following concentrations: Educational Leadership, Instructional Design and Technology, Athletic Coaching, and Ohio Principal Licensure.


    Below are the transfer equivalencies from Notre Dame College to the University of Mount Union’s M.Ed. program.

    Notre Dame College Mount Union
    ED 501  Integrating Technology through Collaborative Teaming Across the
    Curriculum
    EL-601 Technology for Educational Leaders
    ED 503 Social and Cultural Issues in Education EL-503 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
    ED 506  Introduction to Educational Research EL-505 Using Data for School Improvement
    ED 675 Master Research Capstone EL-650 Capstone
    ED 645 5 Principal’s Role in Assessment and Accountability EL-505 Using Data for School Improvemen
    ED 646 Internship for School Principals I PL-650 Principal Internship I
    ED 647 Internship for School Principals II PL-651 Principal Internship II
    ED 643 School Law EL-603 School Law
    ED 644 Educational Politics, Policies and Community Relations EL-504 Ethical and Moral Foundations of Leadership 
    ED 510 Foundations in Mild/Moderate Disabilities ES-500 Elective course
    ED 553 Assessment in Special Education ES-500 Elective course
    ED 554 Instructional Strategies for Mild/Moderate Disabilities ES-500 Elective course
    ED 642 School Finance and Business Functions EL-502 School Finance
    ED 641 Personnel Administration and Supervision EL-506 School Culture, Supervision, and Professional Development
    ED 640 School Management and Educational Leadership PL-610 School Operations and Human Resource Management
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