The Associate of Arts/Oregon Transfer Degree (AA/OT) is a program of study that community college students can follow to fulfill all their lower division general education requirements for a bachelor's degree at an Oregon University System (OUS) institution. It is an agreement between the Oregon State System of Higher Educations and Oregon's community coleges to provide transfer of community college coursework to an OUS institution.
Completion of the AA/OT degree can lead to junior standing, for registration purposes, for any student admitted to a university in the OUS (University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Western Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, Oregon Institute of Technology, and Eastern Oregon University). The AA/OT does not necessarily meet specific institutional, departmental, or major requirements with regard to courses ro grade point average. Students may transfer between 108 and 128 community college credits to four-year OUS institutions. Students should plan carefully with the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer in order to meet individual institutional requirements. Students considering transfer to private and out-of-state institutions will find the AA/OT to be excellent preparation for upper division study.
Upon enrolling at Southwestern, students need to be ready for college-level mathematics, writing and science inorder to complete the AA/OT in two years. If students lack the necessary skills, Southwestern offers excellent preparatory courses and tutorial assistance to help them get on track quickly.