Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)

The OTM allows for institutional recognition of the completion of one-year (full-time equivalent) of General Education coursework. Once awarded, the OTM is recognized by all of the public institutions of post-secondary education in the state.

The OTM may lead to an Associate of Arts/Oregon Transfer (AA/OT) degree or an Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer - Business (AS/OT-Bus) degree, from a community college, or to a baccalaureate degree from a university. The OTM is neither a certificate nor a degree. After completing the module, students are still obligated to take additional, institution-specific, General Education coursework if they pursue an AA/OT, an AS/OT-BUS, or a baccalaureate degree.

Any student completing an OTM that conforms to the guidelines below will have met the requirements for the OTM at any Oregon community college or institution in the Oregon University System.1 Upon transfer, the receiving institution may specify additional course work that is required for a major, for degree requirements, or to make up the difference between the OTM and the institution’s total General Education requirements.

The OTM includes coursework chosen from the courses approved for the categories below by the institution issuing the credit. In the case of community colleges, these are courses approved for the AA/OT degree; in the case of universities and four-year colleges, they are courses approved for the General Education portion of a baccalaureate degree.

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