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Posted on March 25th, 2019

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, March 25, 2019 –  Thanks to a partnership between University of Findlay and Owens Community College, students now have a new option for earning a four-year degree from Findlay. The presidents of Findlay and Owens will sign a dual-admission agreement called the Oiler Express on Thursday, March 28 at 2 p.m. in the Center for Student Life and College of Business on University of Findlay’s campus.

The Oiler Express enables students to apply once for dual admission to both Owens and Findlay, then chart their course straight through to their bachelor’s degree from Findlay. Students enrolled in the Oiler Express program will attend Owens for their associate degree while the University of Findlay closely tracks their progress to ensure their Owens classes transfer seamlessly to Findlay.

“We are happy to partner with Owens Community College to provide another path to a four-year degree for students in Northwest Ohio,” said University of Findlay President Katherine Fell, Ph.D. “University of Findlay and Owens Community College have been strong partners for many years, and this new program is evidence of our institutions’ commitment to ensuring that our community continues to thrive.”

New and continuing Owens students who qualify can apply to the Oiler Express program to take advantage of the guaranteed admission to Findlay beginning with the Summer 2019 term. With the help of a transfer counselor, this option allows students to save time by focusing on classes that count toward their specific degree at UF.

“We are honored to continue our commitment to removing barriers for transfer students by partnering with the University of Findlay,” Steve Robinson, Ph.D., president, Owens Community College. “This program creates a seamless process for students to begin their academic careers at Owens and then continue straight through to their bachelor’s degree with the University of Findlay.”

To qualify for the Oiler Express program, students cannot have previously attended University of Findlay and must meet the University’s minimum admission criteria. Current UF students who are taking classes at Owens to transfer back to Findlay are eligible for the program.

To learn more about the Oiler Express Dual Admission Program, contact the University of Findlay’s Office of Admissions at 419-434-4732 or

Or call the Owens Office of Admissions at 567-661-7777 (Toledo) or