Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 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.







Note: For programs that require a multicultural elective, the following Ohio Transfer Module courses meet the multicultural requirement.

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 Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts

Sinclair Community College 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 students transferring from Sinclair to 14 private colleges in Ohio, all of which have approved transfer pathways that align with the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs). This assures that the pathway you complete as part of your associate degree will provide a clear path with maximum transferrable credit to private colleges and universities across Ohio. You will be able to transfer as a college junior, on track to graduate with your bachelor’s degree.

Ohio Guaranteed 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.


Report Problems Transferring Credit

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) guarantees the transfer of certain courses between Sinclair and Ohio public colleges and universities. In addition, Sinclair has articulation agreements with universities that guarantee transfer of credit.

If you transferred to either an Ohio public university or a private university Sinclair has an articulation with, and you believe your credits were not transferred as guaranteed by either ODHE guarantees or Sinclair articulation agreements, please complete the report at this link:  Report Problems Transferring Guaranteed Credits