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Transferring from Rhodes State

It is not unusual for our students to transfer to a four-year college or university once they have achieved their educational goals at Rhodes State. We have a variety of established transfer articulation agreements that allow smooth transfer for our students. If a bachelor’s degree (or beyond) is your ultimate goal, then please be sure to discuss the process with your Rhodes State academic advisor. They will likely refer you to a great website, – Your Guide to College Transfer. This site will be a useful tool for all students who are planning to transfer once they have finished their program at Rhodes.

Transferring to a Four-Year Institution

Many students who complete the Associate of Applied Business Degree, the Associate of Applied Science Degree, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or the Associate of Technical Studies Degree at Rhodes State College wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution. Students are urged to plan their academic careers carefully and in close consultation with the College’s staff. Currently transfer opportunities for graduates of Rhodes State College are provided by four methods:

  1. Articulation Completion Agreements (shows established completion agreements with other institutions)

  2. Course by Course Transfer and Evaluation
  • Students who do not take advantage of one of the Articulation Agreements can always apply for transfer to a four-year institution and have their coursework evaluated for transferability on a course-by-course basis by the receiving institution. Successful transfer of courses using this method requires careful planning on the part of the student. Although this option does not provide assurances of transferability as provided by Ohio Transfer 36 or the Articulation Agreements, it does allow flexibility for a student to select coursework that meet specific admission or program requirements of the receiving institution.
    • Students can go to, an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.
  1. Ohio Transfer 36
    • The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Articulation and Transfer Policy established the Ohio Transfer 36. The Ohio Transfer 36 consists of the full set or a subset of the general education requirements for Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or bachelor's degrees. If you are pursuing any of these degrees and are planning to transfer from one Ohio public college or university to another, you should work with an academic advisor to select appropriate Ohio Transfer 36 courses for your general education requirements.  Go to the Credit Transfer 36 Course Reporting System to identify transfer module approved courses guaranteed to transfer and apply toward related subject areas at other Ohio public colleges and universities.
    • While all state-assisted colleges and universities are required to follow the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy, independent/private colleges and universities in Ohio may or may not participate in the transfer policy. Therefore, students interested in transferring to independent/private institutions are encouraged to check with the college or university of their choice regarding transfer agreements. 
  1. Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG)
    • Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) provide guaranteed transfer credit for specific pre-major and beginning major coursework. TAG courses allow you to complete and transfer courses to fulfill requirements for your intended degree program. Go to the Transfer Assurance Guide Reporting System to identify approved TAG courses.

Additional Resources for Students

  • The State of Ohio has developed a transfer credit website providing tools to help you learn more about the State’s transfer initiatives. Find how your courses, experience, or credentials will transfer with the Credit Transfer Tool.
  • Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTP), provide a clear path to associate degree completion and then to bachelor’s degree completion in a related major. By following an OGTP, you can ensure that you are taking coursework that will not only transfer but apply to your desired degree. Use the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways Search Tool to find your pathway from associate degree to bachelor’s degree.