The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) has announced the rebranding of its Ohio Transfer Module to a new name – Ohio Transfer 36 – with a new logo. The Ohio Transfer Module was introduced in 1990 to ensure the seamless transfer of core general education courses among Ohio public community colleges and universities.
“After 30 years, we felt it was the right time for a new name to better convey the importance of this subset of a college or university’s general education requirements,” said Paula Compton, associate vice chancellor for articulation and transfer at ODHE. “The module has been revised to ensure that the courses help to better prepare students for the 21st century and the next step on their academic journey, and the new name helps emphasize that revision.”
Ohio Transfer 36 represents a subset of general education requirements that contain a body of knowledge and academic skills common across Ohio’s public colleges and universities. Ohio Transfer 36 contains general education courses in English, mathematics, arts/humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and physical sciences. The Ohio Transfer 36 coursework is generally completed during a college student’s first two years.
The Ohio Transfer 36 ¬name was chosen for several reasons:
- 36 is the minimum number of credit hours a student needs for the Ohio Transfer 36;
- There are 36 public two-year and four-year institutions that are part of this statewide guarantee of course transfer; and
- It promotes the idea that the 36 credit hours are a “route” to academic success for students.
The new Ohio Transfer 36 logo is shown here and online at https://www.ohiohighered.org/Ohio-Transfer-36.
About the Ohio Department of Higher Education
The Ohio Department of Higher Education is a Cabinet-level agency for the Governor of the State of Ohio that oversees higher education for the state. The agency’s main responsibilities include authorizing and approving new degree programs, managing state-funded financial aid programs and developing and advocating policies to maximize higher education’s contributions to the state and its citizens.