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We're Making It Easy to Complete Your Degree by Transferring to BW

While Baldwin Wallace is saddened by the news of the Notre Dame College closure, the BW community would be honored to provide a place for Notre Dame students to transfer and complete their educational journey. BW offers more than 80 majors, 20 graduate programs, certificate and professional development programs, as well as 28 NCAA Division III varsity sport teams.

Led by our 179-year mission to provide a quality education, BW welcomes Notre Dame students searching for a new college home.


For Students Completing Their Degree at BW, we offer the following:

  • A commitment to keep you on track toward graduation.
  • BW guarantees 100% transfer of all credits from Notre Dame College (including graduate credits) and admission to students in good standing. Good standing at Notre Dame College means that a student has a cumulative GPA of 2.0, is up to date on their student payment plan, and the student is clear of any conduct concerns.
  • BW will not charge an application fee.
  • For non-athletes and student-athletes who do not intend to compete in NCAA sports, the net out-of-pocket cost to attend BW in 2024-25 will cost the same or less than what the student paid at Notre Dame College in 2023-24.
  • For student-athletes who transfer and wish to continue participating in NCAA sports, financial aid will be calculated as it is for BW students, and a competitive aid offer will be made. However, the net out-of-pocket cost may be higher than what the student paid at Notre Dame College.
  • BW is waiving minimum enrollment requirements and credit requirements for Notre Dame College students. Students interested in separately accredited programs will be evaluated individually for credit requirements.
  • When possible, students in licensure programs will be supported in obtaining an equal or comparable license.
  • This transfer offer is good for students who are currently enrolled or were enrolled at Notre Dame College (either concurrently or having stopped out) no earlier than the spring 2022 semester.
  • Access to admission counselors who are ready to meet with you in person or virtually to discuss how your credits transfer.
  • To begin the transfer process to BW, complete a transfer application.

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Find Equivalent Notre Dame Majors at BW

Baldwin Wallace is proud to offer diverse academic programs, and we're confident Notre Dame College students will find an equivalent major at BW. Below is a list of Notre Dame College programs with BW equivalents. Note: Programs not listed below may have additional requirements and may not be available to Notre Dame students.

Questions?

Undergraduate programs: (440) 826-2222, transfer@bw.edu
Graduate Education programs: (440) 826-8012, graduate@bw.edu
Graduate Business programs: (440) 260-4000, business@bw.edu

Master's Degree Programs

Notre Dame College BW Equivalent Program and Notes
Master's Degree Programs Modality Available Additional Modality/Notes
Master of Business Administration (MBA) On Campus Y
Master of Business Administration (MBA) HyFlex Y
Master of Education in Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (K-12) Online Y
Reading Endorsement Graduate Certificate Online Y
Master of Education in Reading and Literacy Online Y

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Notre Dame College BW Equivalent Program and Notes
Bachelor's Degree Programs Modality Available Additional Modality/Notes
Bachelor of Arts in Biology On Campus Y* *B.S. only
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration On Campus Y
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice On Campus Y
Bachelor of Arts in Cybersecurity On Campus Y* *B.S. only
Bachelor of Arts in Education On Campus Y* *B.S.Ed. only
Bachelor of Arts in Finance On Campus Y
Bachelor of Arts in History On Campus Y
Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management On Campus Y
Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies On Campus N* *Minor in Legal Studies available
Bachelor of Arts in Management On Campus Y
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing On Campus Y
Bachelor of Arts in Music Entrepreneurship On Campus Y* *B.A. in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship only
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science On Campus Y
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology On Campus Y* *B.S. only
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management On Campus Y
Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication and Public Relations On Campus N* *B.A. in Communications; minor in Public Relations only
Bachelor of Science in Biology On Campus Y
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science On Campus Y
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics On Campus Y
Licensure Areas
Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-5) On Campus Y
Middle Childhood Education (4-9) On Campus Y
Adolescent/Young Adult Education (7-12) On Campus Y
Integrated Language Arts On Campus Y
Integrated Mathematics On Campus Y
Integrated Social Studies On Campus Y
Multi-Age Education (K-12) Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist On Campus Y
Baccalaureate Teaching License Certificate On Campus Y

Frequently Asked Questions

How do transfer credits apply to a BW degree?

Courses transferred from Notre Dame College count directly toward your major or minor, core requirements or electives — all are counted toward the minimum 120 credits needed to graduate.
View the BW Transfer Guide to Learn More >

How much credit can transfer to BW?

There is no limit on the number of credit hours that may be transferred from Notre Dame College. However, individual degree program requirements vary. Students with 60 or more transferable credit hours may be eligible to waive the BW general education requirements. Students with less than 45 credit hours remaining may be eligible to graduate with a BW degree. A BW bachelor's 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, and may make transfer to BW unavailable.

Will my grade point average from Notre Dame transfer?

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

How do I start the financial aid process at BW?

The Baldwin Wallace financial aid process starts with completion of your 2024-25 FAFSA (BW's school code 003014). BW will also require a copy of your latest Notre Dame College financial aid offer letter to be sure to match your out-of-pocket costs for the 2024-25 year. There may be additional information BW will need from you as we move through this process, but great first step is to submit your FAFSA.

Please note: Due to the ongoing federal complications with the 2024-25 FAFSA, if you have already completed the 2024-25 FAFSA, you will not be able to add BW to your FAFSA until the U.S. Department of Education make that process available later on this month.


Important Date

August 1, 2024, is the last day to apply for enrollment.