Transfer Assurance Guides
(TAGs Click on link to view Approved TAGs.)
TAGs are groups of foundational and other courses that represent commonly accepted pathways to Bachelor degrees, including specific majors. TAG courses are guaranteed to transfer and apply to degree/program requirements as a group or on an individual basis according to each major. Each of the 38 TAGs typically includes a variable number of introductory or core courses in the major, e.g., Business or Psychology, plus recommended courses from within the Ohio Transfer Module, e.g., English Composition or Sociology. (see OTM information below.) TAGS Completed.
Ohio Transfer Module (OTM)
The OTM is a subset or the complete set of a college’s or university’s general education requirements that represent a body of knowledge and academic skills common across Ohio colleges and universities in the fields of: 1) English composition; 2) mathematics; 3) arts/humanities; 4) social and behavioral sciences; and 5) natural and physical sciences. The OTM provides students the opportunity to easily transfer course credits. A college’s OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer among Ohio public institutions of higher education as a block or on an individual course-by-course basis. Students can transfer credit for successfully completed OTM courses without completing the entire module. Click on link to view The Ohio Transfer Page.
The goal of all of the above efforts is to allow students to easily transfer credits between campuses, and be guaranteed that the courses apply to specific degree programs. This should improve the ability of students to progress to degree requirements without duplication of effort – or cost. The overall intention is clear – Ohio needs more educated citizens. Ohio’s articulation and transfer policy provides an important element in the strategy for achieving such a goal. By making transfer easier at every step along the way, it seems likely that more students will pursue higher education and create better lives for all Ohioans.
Ohio GI Promise
Military training, experience, and coursework of student service members will count for credit throughout the University System of Ohio. Under this new standard, Ohio colleges and universities will use the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services to translate military education into credit. Where possible, this credit will count toward a student’s major or general education requirements. For more information go to the ACE website.
CLEP - Credit via College Board
CLEP is an external credit-by-exam. Students may take this exam given by the College Board, the same organization that proctors the ACT. Students can go to the following website and click on CLEP for more details. http://www.collegeboard.org/
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit via College Board
The University System of Ohio (USO) has initiated policies to facilitate the ease of transition from high school to college as well as between and among Ohio’s public colleges and universities.
AP tests are offered to high school students through College Board. With a sufficient score on the AP exams, students will be able to earn college credit and/or course equivalencies. High school students take Advanced Placement classes to prepare for the exams, as well as to earn high school credit.
Elective credit may be awarded for other AP exams completed with a score of 3 or above in accordance with Ohio policy.