Ohio Transfer 36
Formally known as the Transfer Module
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, 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.
Why the name Ohio Transfer 36?
- 36 is the minimum number of credit hours a student needs for the Ohio Transfer 36;
- There are 36 public colleges and universities that are part of this statewide guarantee; and
- It promotes the idea that these 36 credit hours are a "route" to academic success and completion.
Southern State's Ohio Transfer 36 Requirements
Ohio Transfer 36 at Southern State consists of 36 semester credit hours of introductory courses in: English Composition/Oral Communications, Mathematics, Arts/Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Natural & Physical Sciences.
Students should follow these directions in selecting courses for Ohio Transfer 36:
- Select minimum requirements from introductory courses following the instructions provided in each section.
- Complete the required minimum hours of Ohio Transfer 36 from the remaining courses on this list.
- Check with an academic Advisor to ensure the courses selected are the most appropriate for the major and the transfer college or university selected.
English / Communications – 9 hours
Mathematics – minimum of 3 hours
Arts / Humanities – 6 hours from at least two areas
Social Sciences – 6 hours from at least two areas
Natural & Physical Sciences – 6 hours with at least one laboratory course
* Courses meet global or cultural perspective
Additional Transfer Module Policy Details
Under the guidelines of Ohio Transfer 36 policy, receiving institutions will give priority admission status to students who have completed either the Associate of Arts degree, the Associate of Science degree or 60 semester hours (including Ohio Transfer 36) with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Students should note, however, that admission to an institution does not necessarily guarantee admission into a particular major, minor or field of concentration.
After transfer students are admitted into their receiving institutions, they are subject to the same regulations, including residency requirements, as are native students. They also will be given the same class standing and other privileges as native students.
As early as possible in their academic careers, all transfer students should communicate with various colleges and universities to which they would like to transfer. These communications and subsequent early decisions about majors and prospective receiving institutions will enable students to plan their courses of study at their transfer institutions. This planning, along with the help provided by Ohio Transfer 36, should make the transfer of students in Ohio schools work smoothly. Southern State cannot be responsible if the student takes courses out of sequence or substitutes courses for those listed in the program.