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AU to serve as a teach-out partner for Notre Dame College students

Published on March 22, 2024

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has entered into an agreement with Notre Dame College to serve as a teach-out partner for NDC students who are looking to continue their education. The NDC Board of Trustees recently announced that the college will conclude in-person academic instruction at the end of this spring semester.

The partnership enables current NDC students to complete their degrees at Ashland without interruption or loss of credits.

The agreement states that Ashland will accept 100% of NDC student credits toward an equal or comparable degree and Ashland will provide support throughout the transfer process, such as advising, academic support and student services, to ensure the success of continuing NDC students. This will allow students to complete their program in the same time frame or sooner.

According to Keith Ramsdell, vice president for enrollment and marketing at Ashland, the goal is to make the transition as seamless as possible. “We want to demonstrate what ‘Accent on the Individual’ means,” he said in reference to one of the university’s core values. “Our team is prepared to offer individualized support for every single student who expresses interest in becoming an AU Eagle.”

Also of note, net tuition and fees will cost the same or less than what the student would be paying at NDC.

NDC students can learn more about Ashland at

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.