Have you taken some college courses but haven’t earned a degree or certificate? The Alternative Credit Project™ (ACP) provides a pool of online courses that Sinclair College will accept towards your degree (with some restrictions). A national program of the American Council on Education, supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACP is designed to help adults finish what they started—a two- or four-year degree, or a post-secondary certificate.
Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between organizations detailing the recognition of college credit between those organizations. Sinclair uses articulation agreements as a means to avoid duplication of resources and to encourage and enhance students' interest in post secondary education and transfer from one institution to another.
For more information about the Sinclair degrees that will transfer to four-year institutions in Ohio, please visit the Degrees/Transfer page.
For more information about the four-year institutions that will accept degrees earned at Sinclair, please visit the Schools/Transfer page.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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:
The additional 12 credit hours should be chosen based on a student's academic interests.
TAGs are courses that move beyond general education (OTM) into pre-major and major courses. The 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 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