Military Transfer Assurance Guides (MTAGs)
Military Training/Experience Credit Transfer
In response to the Ohio legislative requirement to create a military articulation and transfer assurance guide for college-level learning that took place through military training, experience, and/or coursework (Ohio Revised Code 3333.164), Tri-C will grant college credit to students with military training, experience, and/or coursework that is recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) or a regionally accredited military institution, such as Community College of the Air Force.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education Articulation and Transfer Network has and continues to develop MTAGs to streamline and systematize the awarding of credit for military training, experience, and/or coursework. MTAGs identify specific courses that are part of the statewide transfer guarantee for military training, experience, and/or coursework. In order to streamline the awarding, transferability, and applicability of college credit, service members and veterans are guaranteed to earn certain types of credit(s) or course(s) as specified in the MTAGs, which are based on the baseline standards and procedures of Ohio Revised Code 3333.164 and endorsed by the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Equivalent courses, credits, or blocks of credit are to be awarded and applied towards general education and/or major course requirements at the receiving institution in accordance with the MTAG guarantee. Please note, there is some military training, experience, and/or coursework for which the receiving institution may be able to award college credit towards general or free electives only. In addition, Ohio public institutions of higher education shall ensure that appropriate equivalent credit is awarded for military training, experience, and/or coursework that meets the baseline standards and procedures according to Ohio Revised Code 3333.164. This requirement goes beyond credit/courses awarded based on the MTAG alignment process.
Military Transfer Assurance Guides
The MTAGs serve as advising tools, identifying the course(s) or program(s) that are part of the statewide guarantee. MTAGs include the military course number, title, and version/rating as appropriate to the various levels of training and experience offered within the military, as well as the ACE approved course number. Each MTAG is assigned a corresponding Ohio Articulation Number (OAN) from the standard Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) tables, which indicates the course(s) and credit hours students will be awarded for the completed military training, experience, and/or coursework. Learn more about OANs (select Ohio Transfer to Degree Guarantee on the landing page). Learn more about MTAGs.