Transcript Transfer Credit Grade Type Definitions

OATN/Ohio Articulation Transfer Network Codes

TG:  TAG – Transfer Assurance Guide, state assurance equivalent;
Credit awarded for pre-major/beginning major courses under the TAG guidelines.  TAG will supersede OTM.

TM:  OTM – Ohio Transfer Module, state assurance equivalent;
Credit awarded for a set of a public college’s or university’s general education courses that fall under the OTM guidelines and learning outcomes.  Can be a subset or complete set of general education block credit.  TAG will supersede OTM.

CT:  CTAG – Career-Technical Assurance Guide, state assurance equivalent;
Credit awarded for CTAG courses taken at either a secondary institution or career-technical center.

MT:  MTAG – Military Transfer Assurance Guide, state assurance equivalent;
Credit awarded either by course or block credit under the MTAG guidelines.

MC:  Military Credit, military credit from non-education source;
Credit awarded for non-MTAG military course work, training, or experience.

Apprenticeship

AW:  Statewide – Credits awarded for instruction in a registered Apprenticeship program whereby community colleges are authorized to offer more than 30 credit hours (approx.. 36 hours) toward ATS/Associate of Technical Study degree once approved by the ODHE statewide process and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

AL:  Local – Credits awarded for instruction in an Apprenticeship program toward an associate degree whereby community colleges have their own programs that offer hours toward ATS/Associate of Technical Study degree.

One-Year Option

OM:  Credit awarded as a block towards an Associate of Technical Study in Building and Industrial Technology.

ON:  Credit awarded as a block towards an Associate of Technical Study in Business Technology.

OO:  Credit awarded as a block towards an Associate of Technical Study in Health and Allied Health Technology.

OP:  Credit awarded as a block towards an Associate of Technical Study in Information Technology.

OQ:  Credit awarded as a block towards an Associate of Technical Study in Services Technology.

Testing

AP:  Advanced Placement, examination;
Credit awarded through advanced placement test administered by College Board.

AS:  Advanced Standing, examination;
Credit awarded through standardized testing or certification administered by an outside organization (Excludes AP and CLEP).

EX:  Institutional Credit by Exam, examination;
Credit awarded for examinations, including proficiency and challenge examinations; institutionally developed and enabling students to earn credit through testing administered by institutional faculty and approved by academic unit(s).

HL:  Higher Level International Baccalaureate, examination;
Credit awarded through higher level assessments administered by International Baccalaureate.

SL:  Standard Level International Baccalaureate, examination;
Credit awarded through standard level assessments administered by International Baccalaureate.

CL:  College Level Examination Program (CLEP), examination;
Credit award for the set of standardized tests in various subject areas administered by College Board.

Prior Learning Assessment

PP:  Portfolio PLA;
Credit awarded through student produced, faculty assessed documentation of college-level learning gained through work and other experiences; may not have resulted in other assessments or certifications.

PO:  Other Institutional PLA;
Credit awarded through review of certifications or other demonstrated competencies; assessed by institutional faculty for credit.

Competency

CB:  Competency Based Education Learning;
Credits awarded through a system of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting, based on students demonstrating they have learned the knowledge and skills.

College Credit Plus

CP:  Private non-profit College Credit Plus;
Credits awarded through College Credit Plus from private, non-profit higher education institutions (not part of Ohio’s statewide guaranteed credit transfer such as TAGs, OTM, CTAGs).

Traditional, Standard Transfer Articulation

TC:  Transfer Credit;
Credit awarded from educational institutions not covered by other codes.

OT:  Other;
Credit awarded from non-educational institutional sources not covered by other codes.

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