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 large 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 very 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. Since technical degree programs may not always fully transfer to four- year institutions, students are urged to plan their academic careers carefully and in close consultation with the College’s admissions and academic advisors. Currently transfer opportunities for graduates of Rhodes State College are provided by four methods:

  • Articulation Completion Agreements
  • 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 which 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. 
  • Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG)
  • Ohio Transfer Module
    • While all state-assisted colleges and universities are required to follow the Ohio Articulation and Transfer Policy, independent colleges and universities in Ohio may or may not participate in the transfer policy. Therefore, students interested in transferring to independent institutions are encouraged to check with the college or university of their choice regarding transfer agreements. In support of improved articulation and transfer processes, the Ohio Department of Higher Education established a transfer clearinghouse to receive, annotate, and convey transcripts among state-assisted colleges and universities. This system is designed to provide standardized information and help colleges and universities reduce undesirable variability in the transfer credit evaluation process.

    • The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Articulation and Transfer Policy established the Ohio Transfer 36, which may be a subset or the entire set of a public higher education institution’s general education curriculum in Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and baccalaureate degree programs. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual Ohio Transfer 36 courses within their degree program or continue beyond the degree program to complete the entire Ohio Transfer 36. The Ohio Transfer 36 contains 36-40 semester of course credit in English composition (minimum of 3 semester); mathematics, statistics and logic (minimum of 3 semester); arts and humanities (minimum of 6 semester); social and behavioral sciences (minimum of 6 semester); and natural sciences (minimum of 6 semester). Oral communication, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and interdisciplinary areas may be included as additional options.  Additional elective hours from among these areas make up the total hours for a completed Ohio Transfer 36. Courses for the Ohio Transfer 36 should be 100- and 200-level general education courses commonly completed in the first two years of a student’s course of study. Each public university and technical and community college is required to establish and maintain an approved Ohio Transfer 36.

    • Ohio Transfer 36 course(s) or the full module completed at one college or university will automatically meet the requirements of individual Ohio Transfer 36 course(s) or the full Ohio Transfer 36 at another college or university once the student is admitted. Students may be required, however, to meet additional general education requirements at the institution to which they transfer. For example, a student who completes the Ohio Transfer 36 at Institution S (sending institution) and then transfers to Institution R (receiving institution) is said to have completed the Ohio Transfer 36 portion of Institution R's general education program. Institution R, however, may have general education courses that go beyond its Ohio Transfer 36. State policy initially required that all courses in the Ohio Transfer 36 be completed to receive its benefit in transfer. However, subsequent policy revisions have extended this benefit to the completion of individual Ohio Transfer 36 courses on a course-by-course basis.