Articulation Agreements

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is committed to offering students opportunities for access, affordability, success and completion through bilateral articulation agreements. Tri-C partners with public and private four-year colleges and universities, secondary schools and agencies across the state of Ohio as well as institutions of higher education across the country. Most articulation agreements provide seamless transfer pathways that are approved by both institutions for completion of associate and bachelor’s degrees. Other examples of articulation agreements include dual admission opportunities or honors program participation.

Check the Tri-C Transfer Resources webpage periodically for newly added partnerships, agreements and transfer pathways. Articulation agreements are program-specific legal agreements that offer transfer opportunities for students and enable them to take advantage of benefits such as significant financial savings, upper-class standing, additional scholarship opportunities and/or the ability to take classes at both institutions concurrently.

In addition to bilateral agreements, the Ohio Department of Higher Education has established Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways (OGTPs) — statewide guaranteed transfer pathways from two-year to four-year degree programs in an equivalent field. This effort is directly related to state initiatives for college affordability and degree completion. OGTPs allow students to streamline credit transfer among the Ohio's public institutions of higher education to find the best pathways to degree completion and successful careers. Agreed upon between Ohio's public community colleges and four-year institutions, these transfer pathways confirm that Tri-C courses meet general education and academic major preparation requirements and that credits will apply toward a bachelor’s degree. New OGTPs are added periodically, so check back often.

In addition to the OGTPs, Tri-C is part of The Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts. This consortium was made possible through a grant from the Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. These streamlined transfer pathways include course-by-course sequences to allow for completion of an associate degree at Tri-C and a bachelor's degree at multiple Ohio four-year private institutions.