Transfer Resources

The college transfer process has become a valuable part of many students' higher education experience. If you begin your college education at Southern State, your costs will be less, classes are likely to be smaller and you'll be closer to home. And through our transfer agreements, it's easy to Transfer from Southern State to a four-year institution of your choice and earn your bachelor's degree.

Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways

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 to Southern State Students on the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways webpage. Students who complete these pathways at Southern State will have the designation "OGTP COMPLETED" on their official Southern State Community College transcript.

College Transfer Agreements

Articulation Agreements, or Transfer Agreements, are formal agreements between organizations detailing the recognition of college credit between those organizations. Southern State has articulation/transfer agreements with many four-year institutions. In addition to the list below, you can transfer your Southern State credits to many other schools.

Ohio Transfer 36

Ohio Transfer 36 was developed by the Ohio Board of Regents developed a statewide policy which will facilitate the transfer of students in Ohio colleges and universities. This policy, referred to as Ohio Transfer 36 (Formally known as the Transfer Module), allows students who meet the Ohio Transfer 36 requirements of their home institutions to meet automatically the Ohio Transfer 36 requirements of the colleges or universities to which they transfer, even though the requirements of the institutions may vary. Students should note that after transfer, they will be required to meet additional general education requirements that are not included in Ohio Transfer 36.

Ohio Transfer 36 is made up of a specific subset or the entire set of a college or university's general education requirements in English composition, mathematics, humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, physical science, natural science and interdisciplinary course work. The study of foreign language is also encouraged. The requirements contain 36 to 40 semester hours of course credits as specified by individual colleges and universities.

Tuition Reciprocity Agreements

You may also benefit from our tuition reciprocity agreements (think out-of-state study at in-state prices) with these institutions.

  • Gateway Community & Technical College
  • Maysville Community & Technical College
  • Morehead State University
  • Northern Kentucky University

Visit ohiohighered.org to learn more, or see your Academic Advisor for planning your Transfer Pathway.

High School Transfer Agreements / Tech Prep

Southern State acknowledges successful completion of Approved Tech Prep Programs at area high schools by awarding college credit through the college's Tech Prep program. Credit received through the Tech Prep program will count toward an appropriate degree at Southern State. An application for Tech Prep credit is available in the area high school or the Student Services Office at Southern State.

Additional Transfer Resources

Here are some resources that will help in the transfer process.

Transfer FAQs

Why transfer?

Starting your college experience at Southern State is an affordable choice close to home. If your long-term goals include a bachelor's degree or higher, we've got you covered. Build on what you started at Southern State and then follow the steps to Transfer from Southern State.

What does transfer mean?

The term "transfer" means that a student applies earned college credit received at one college for courses or programs completed at another college.

Who is a transfer student?

A transfer student is someone who begins a program of study at one college and then leaves that college to take classes at another college.

What does articulation mean?

Articulation is a way of equating courses taken at one college with courses at another college.

Will I lose credit if I transfer?

It is important for a student to meet with an advisor at the college they are wishing to transfer to before investing the time and money in taking courses at their current college just to make sure they will in fact transfer. Some reasons courses will not transfer include:

  • Student fails the course
  • Student took course too long ago
  • Course taken was not required for the degree
  • Course was taken more than once
  • Course was taken at a college that was not accredited

How do I ensure that all of my courses will transfer?

If you enter college with the intent of transferring, you should meet with an advisor at the school you wish to transfer to just to make sure all of the courses you are taking at your current college will be accepted. Contact the admissions office at the college you wish to transfer to and they will set you up with an advisor who will review your courses.