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Articulation and Transfer

Assessment of Student Learning
Articulation Agreements

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.

Alternative Credit Projectâ„¢

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.

Ohio Transfer Module

The Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) is a subset or a complete set of general education requirements at Ohio public colleges and universities. OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any of Ohio’s public institutions of higher education as an area credit, as well as equivalent courses in English and Mathematics. The Ohio Transfer Module represents a common body of knowledge and academic skills. The OTM is comprised of 36–40 semester hours of courses in the following areas:

  • English Composition/Oral Communication
  • Mathematics, Statistics & Logic
  • Natural & Physical Sciences
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Arts & Humanities
Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs)

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.

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.

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).