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
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.
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
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.