Statewide Transfer Guarantees
The University System of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) have created transfer programs that guarantee a seamless transfer of credits.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Students in Ohio who take a College Board AP examination and score at least a '3' are guaranteed college credit, usually towards their general education curriculum, upon entering an Ohio public institution of higher education. View more information on being awarded AP credit at Cuyahoga Community College (Information For Students) (Information For Counselors)
Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAG)
Students who successfully complete approved high school technical programs are eligible to receive technical credit at Ohio's public institutions of higher education. To be awarded CTAG credit at Cuyahoga Community College, please confirm that Tri-C offers a degree program in your career-technical field. A verification form for CTAG credit must be completed by the career-technical school and sent directly to Tri-C 's Office of the Registrar. Credit will be posted to your record only after you have applied to and are enrolled in classes at Tri-C. You will be notified by e-mail after the credit has been applied to your student record. Review CTAG approved courses that you may be eligible to receive credit for at Tri-C for your approved high school technical program.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Students who are interested in earning college credit for subject knowledge and skills that they’ve acquired through prior learning should consider taking a CLEP exam. View more information about available exams. View more information about how your score applies at Tri-C.
Military Assurance Guides (MTAG)
The ODHE and Cuyahoga Community College are committed to the acceptance and awarding of college credit for training and experience in the United States Armed Forces or National Guard. ODHE's Articulation and Transfer Network has begun the process of developing MTAGs to streamline and systemize the awarding of credit for military training, experience and coursework. Military training and experience must be evaluated and approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) or a regional accrediting body, such as the Higher Learning Commission, to be included in Ohio’s statewide transfer guarantee for military training/experience. View more information on potentially receiving college credit at Tri-C for your military training/experience.
Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs)
Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) are semester by semester pathways that promote seamless transfer and timely degree completion at both two-year and four-year schools. The OGTPs are agreements between public community colleges and public four-year universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements and will be counted and applied toward the bachelor’s degree. The development of these pathways is ongoing and they will be posted as they are approved. View more information about the OGTPs.
Ohio Transfer Module (OTM)
The ODHE requires each institution of higher education in Ohio to identify a set of its general education courses that represent the core academic skills that are common across Ohio's colleges and universities. Each institution's courses that represent these common skills make up the OTM. The OTM contains 36-40 semester credit hours in the areas of English Composition, Mathematics, Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Natural & Physical Sciences. Review Cuyahoga Community College's approved OTM courses. For more information, contact a Tri-C Counselor to discuss the applicability of your transfer credits to the OTM.
One Year Option (OYO)
The One Year Option allows graduates of Ohio Technical Centers who complete a 900-hour program of study and obtain an industry-recognized credential approved by the Chancellor of the ODHE to receive 30 college technical credit hours towards a technical degree upon enrollment in an Ohio institution of higher education. There is also a process to award proportional credit toward a technical degree for students who complete a program of study between 600 and 899 hours and obtain an industry-recognized credential approved by the Chancellor of the ODHE. View more information on the One Year Option.
Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG)
TAGs identify foundational/pre-major courses for over 30 majors. Approved TAG courses are guaranteed to transfer and apply toward that major at any of Ohio’s public institutions of higher education. Area-specific TAG pathways exist in the Arts, Humanities, Business, Communication, Education, Health, Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Engineering Technologies and the Social Sciences. Students may elect to complete the entire TAG or any subset of courses from the TAG. Review ODHE approved Cuyahoga Community College TAG courses (Information For Students) (Information For Counselors)