The AA/OT degree is designed for students planning to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in the Oregon University System (University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, Portland State University, or Oregon Institute of Technology). All of these universities accept the AA/OT as a “block transfer,” enabling a student to enter as a junior with all of the transfer school’s lower division general education requirements met. The AA/OT offers students the flexibility to choose courses that interest them while fulfilling requirements at their transfer schools.
Several Oregon private institutions and a limited number of out-of-state institutions also accept the AA/OT. These include Concordia University, Pacific University, Warner Pacific College, George Fox University and Marylhurst University in the Portland area, as well as Western Baptist College, BYU - Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, Boise State University, Seattle Pacific University, and Washington State University.
It is important to note that the AA/OT may not be the best degree option for all majors. Students should consult advisors in their major areas for educational planning related to required courses in their majors.