Military Transfer Assurance Guides (MTAGs) 

Military Training/Experience Credit Transfer

In response to the legislative requirement (Ohio Revised Code 3333.164) to create a military articulation and transfer assurance guide for college-level learning that took place through military training, experience, and coursework, college credit will be granted 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 systemize the awarding of credit for military training, experience, and coursework. MTAGs identify specific courses which are part of the statewide transfer guarantee.

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 endorsed baseline standards and procedures by the Chancellor. Equivalent course(s), credits for courses, or block of credit is to be awarded and applied towards general education and/or major course requirements at the receiving institution in accordance with the MTAG guarantee. There is some training, experience, and coursework that the receiving institution may be able to award college credit only toward general or free electives.

In addition, public institutions of higher education shall ensure that appropriate equivalent credit is awarded for military training, experience, and coursework that meet the baseline standards and procedures according to the Ohio Revised Code 3333.164. This requirement goes beyond credit/course awarded based on the MTAG alignment process.

Military Transfer Assurance Guides

The MTAGs serve as advising tools, identifying the course(s) or programs 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 tables, which indicates the courses and credit hours students will be awarded for the completed military experience/training. Learn more about OANs (select Ohio Transfer to Degree Guarantees on the landing page).  Learn more about MTAGs.