Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Statewide Transfer Initiatives

Ohio Transfer 36

Ohio Transfer 36 is a subset or a complete set of general education requirements at Ohio public colleges and universities. Courses are guaranteed to transfer to any of Ohio’s public institutions of higher education. Ohio Transfer 36 represents a common body of knowledge and academic skills and is comprised of 36 semester hours of courses in the following areas:

  • English Composition/Oral Communication (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
  • Mathematics, Statistics & Logic (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
  • Natural Sciences (Minimum of 6 credit hours - one lab course required)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (Minimum of 6 credit hours from two disciplines)
  • Arts & Humanities (Minimum of 6 credit hours from two disciplines)

The additional 12 credit hours should be chosen based on a student’s academic interests.







Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs)

TAGs are courses that move beyond general education (OT36) into pre-major and major courses. TAGs are developed, approved, and monitored by Ohio’s public institutions for higher education. Courses in a TAG are guaranteed to transfer and apply directly to the major. The approved TAG courses for Sinclair Community College are as follows:

Required Courses


Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs)

Students who successfully complete specified technical programs at Ohio secondary and adult career-technical institutions are eligible to have technical credit transfer to public colleges and universities. This transfer of credit is described in Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAG). CTAGs are advising tools that assist students moving from Ohio secondary and adult career-technical institutions to Ohio public institutions of higher education. The approved CTAG courses for Sinclair Community College are as follows:

Required Courses


Industry Recognized Credential Transfer Assurance Guides (ITAGs)

ITAGs are a statewide transfer initiative that guarantees the awarding of college-level credit to students who earn agreed-upon, industry-recognized credentials. The award of credit is based upon the knowledge, skills, and competencies gained through credential attainment, regardless of where the learning to prepare for the credential took place. The approved ITAG courses for Sinclair Community College are as follows:


Military Transfer Assurance Guides (MTAGs)

In order to streamline the awarding, transferability, and applicability of college credit, service members and veterans are guaranteed to earn certain types of credit(s) or course(s) as specified in the Military Transfer Assurance Guides (MTAGs). The approved MTAG courses for Sinclair Community College are as follows:

Required Courses



Ohio Guided Transfer Pathways

The Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) are designed to provide a clear path to degree completion for students pursuing associate degrees who plan to transfer to an Ohio public university to complete their bachelor’s degree.  The OGTP’s constitute an agreement between public  community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements and will be counted and applied toward the bachelor’s degree.  Students still must meet all university program admission requirements, which in some cases may be competitive.

Students may review all Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways available at every Ohio public college and university on the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway website.  Students who complete these pathways at Sinclair, will have the designation “OGTP COMPLETED” on their official Sinclair Community College transcript.

The following are approved Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways for Sinclair Community College:

Please contact your Sinclair Academic Advisor for additional information or if you intend to complete one of the above Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways.