Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways
Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) enable learners to streamline credit transfer among public institutions of higher education within the state. These pathways
are designed to assist learners in finding the best pathways to degree completion and successful careers.
OGTPs are agreements between Ohio public community colleges and four-year institutions and confirm NSCC courses meet major preparation requirements and credits will
apply toward a bachelor’s degree. Thus enabling a learner to complete an Associate’s degree at NSCC and transfer to an instate four-year institution as a junior status.
The Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways enable students to streamline credit transfer among the state’s public institutions of higher education to find the best pathways
to degree completion and launch successful careers.
Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts
Northwest State is a member of the Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts, a group of 25 two-year and four-year colleges working together to provide clear, consistent transfer pathways in biology, English, and psychology for community college learners. Allowing learners to transfer from NSCC to 14 private colleges in Ohio, all of which have approved transfer pathways that align with the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs). Thus enabling learners to complete an Associate’s degree at NSCC and transfer to an instate private four-year institution as a junior status, and stay on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
Associate of Arts & Science Degrees
Northwest State’s Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees are flexible 2 year degrees designed for learners to earn a degree at NSCC, and are often earned by
learners with the intention to transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting college or university for completion of a four-year degree. Learners are encouraged to meet
with an academic advisor to plan a course of study that will meet their degree completion and transfer plans.
Ohio Transfer 36
Ohio Transfer 36 represents the general education courses that represent the common core academic skills across Ohio's public colleges and universities.
The Ohio Transfer 36 represents a group of courses from among the general education requirements of the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and bachelor's
degrees at many four-year universities and colleges within Ohio. Applied degree learners may complete some individual Ohio Transfer 36 courses within their degree
program or continue beyond the degree program to complete the entire Ohio Transfer 36.
Transferring learners who have earned an Associate of Arts or Science degree that contains an identifiable Ohio Transfer 36 will have met the Ohio Transfer 36
requirements of the receiving institution. However, learners may be required to meet additional general education requirements at the four-year state institution to
which they transfer.
The application of transfer work to general education requirements, which go beyond those contained in the Ohio Transfer 36, will be determined on a course-by-course
basis. Individual courses that are part of an approved Ohio Transfer 36 are guaranteed to transfer among public institutions of higher education on a course-by-course
Learners will receive credit for successfully completed courses from the Ohio Transfer 36 without completing the entire module.
Please note: Learners should meet with a representative from the 4-year institution they intend to transfer to in order to ensure appropriate course selection for the
intended degree at the receiving institution and its major and program requirements.
Articulation agreements are program-specific agreements that offer transfer opportunities for learners.