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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 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, www.transferology.com – 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 the Ohio Transfer Module 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 www.transferology.com, 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
    • The Transfer Module contains 36-40 semester hours of course credit in English composition (minimum 3 semester hours); mathematics, statistics and formal/symbolic logic (minimum of 3 semester hours); arts/humanities (minimum of semester hours); social and behavioral sciences (minimum of 6 semester hours); and natural sciences (minimum of 6 semester hours). Oral communication and interdisciplinary areas may be included as additional options. Additional elective hours from among these areas make up the total hours for a completed Transfer Module. Courses for the Transfer Module should be 100- and 200-level general education courses commonly completed in the first two years of a student’s course of study. Each state-assisted university, technical and community college is required to establish and maintain an approved Transfer Module.
    • Transfer Module course(s) or the full module completed at one college or university will automatically meet the requirements of individual Transfer Module course(s) or the full Transfer Module 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 Transfer Module at Institution S (sending institution) and then transfers to Institution R (receiving institution) is said to have completed the Transfer Module portion of Institution R’s general education program. Institution R, however, may have general education courses that go beyond its Transfer Module. State policy initially required that all courses in the Transfer Module be completed to receive its benefit in transfer. However, subsequent policy revisions have extended this benefit to the completion of individual Transfer Module courses on a course-by-course basis.
  • Ohio Transfer Module