Policy & Collaboration

Streamlining Community College to University Transfer

Below are current continuing projects and Oregon policy initiatives to improve outcomes for transfer students and streamline community college to university transfer.

Students, families, and advisors should also see Tools for Transfer Students​, featuring links to public campus transfer pages, tips, and responses to common questions to help simplify the transfer process.​

Development of Transfer Credit Agreements: Implementation of House Bill 2998​

Learn more here about work in progress on implementation of House Bill 2998 (2017), or sign up for our transfer pathways mailing list here for updates. In 2017, as a result of collaborat​ion among the HECC, Oregon’s community colleges and public universities, and lawmakers, the State Legislature passed HB 2998, a bill designed to streamline transfer between Oregon’s community colleges and public universities.  The legislation directs the HECC to bring together community colleges and universities to establish common foundational curricula of at least 30 credits and major-specific unified statewide transfer agreements (USTAs).  

Reverse Transfer​

Reverse Transfer is the practice of retro-awarding associate’s degrees to university students who complete the required credits for the AS or AAOT following transfer to a university. All public institutions are required by statute to participate in Reverse Transfer, but each institution implements the policy locally.

Oregon Transfer Module

The 45-credit Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) provides a subset of general education courses which all “count” as a transferable block toward university requirements. The OTM can improve efficiency in credit transfer between postsecondary institutions through its organized general education and discipline studies framework. It serves as a portable and stackable credential for community college students pursuing an associate’s degree, and can provide a reliable early start on a college degree for high school students.

Statewide Transfer Degrees

Statewide transfer degrees satisfy the lower division general education requirements of baccalaureate degrees at the public universities in Oregon. They assure a student who transfers to a university will hold junior status for registration purposes, but neither guarantee admittance to a university or to a program, nor assure junior-level standing in a particular major. All statewide degrees must contain at least 90 credits, the broad guidelines of which are common across Oregon community colleges.

Associates Of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT): The Associates Of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) is a 90 credit hour statewide associate’s degree that is intended to prepare community college students for transfer into a variety of majors in the humanities or social sciences at Oregon’s public universities. 

ASOT-Business and the ASOT-Computer Science: In addition to the AAOT, Oregon has more specialized Associate of Science – Oregon Transfer degrees: the ASOT-Business and the ASOT-Computer Science. The intention of the ASOT degrees is similar to the AAOT in that the degrees provide for comprehensively recognized lower division coursework, but these degrees also include requisite coursework designed to prepare students intending to major in specific fields at Oregon public universities. Since both the lower-division and upper-division coursework requirement to complete a major in a given field varies across universities, the established degrees include information on universities’ program requirements and recommendations.

  • ASOT-Business General Requirements at Oregon public universities:
Eastern Oregon University: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration​
ASOT-Business

General requirements as of May, 2017 are listed below; please see the EOU website​ for the most up to date information on degree offerings.

General Requirements: 
Writing: WR 227, Technical Report Writing
Mathematics: Statistics 243
Business Specific Requirements:
The Business Law course (BA 226/equivalent) is required
Additional University Context/Recommended Coursework:
No further specifications 

Oregon Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Science in Management
ASOT-Business

General requirements as of May, 2017 are listed below; please see the Oregon Tech website​ for most up to date information on degree offerings.

General Requirements: 
No further specifications 
Business Specific Requirements:
The Business Law course (BA 226/equivalent) is required
Additional University Context/Recommended Coursework:
PSY 201, Psychology
BUS 215/BAS 206, Principles of Management
BUS 223, Principles of Marketing

Oregon State University: College of Business
ASOT-Business

General requirments as of May, 2017 are listed below; please see teh OSU website​ for the most up to date informatoin on degree offerings.

General Requirements: 
Oral Communication: Public Speaking or Argument Critical Discourse course such as COMM 111 or COMM 114
Mathematics: MTH 241, Calculus and MTH 244/equivalent, Introduction to Statistical Inference 
Business Specific Requirements:
The Business Law course (BA 226/equivalent) is required
BA 260/equivalent, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
BA 276/equivalent, Introduction to Statistical Inference
BA 302 Business Process Management
Additional University Context/Recommended Coursework:
Computer Applications: Emphasis on spreadsheet content such as CAS 171
Not all community colleges have direct equivalents to all OSU Pre-Business requirements. For further information, refer to the articulation tables on the OSU website.

Portland State University: School of Business Administration (SBA)
ASOT Business

General requirements as of May, 2017 are listed below; please see the PSU website​ ​for the most up to date infofrmation on degree offerings.

General Requirements:
Oral Communication: COMM 220/equivalent, Public Speaking
Mathematics: STAT 241 or 243
Business Specific Requirements:
BA 205/equivalent, Business Communications Using Technology
Additional University Context/Recommended Coursework:
GPA: 3.0 overall transfer GPA. Minimum C- or better on pre-business courses. There is a GPA exception rule. For details, please contact the School of Business Administration at PSU directly. All students must be admitted to the SBA in order to complete their degree.

Southern Oregon University: School of Business
ASOT-Business

General requirements as of May, 2017 are listed below; please see the SOU website​ for the most up to date information on degree offerings.

General Requirements: 
No further specifications 
Business Specific Requirements:
The Business Law course (BA 226/equivalent) is required
BA 282/equivalent, Applied Business Statistics
Additional University Context/Recommended Coursework:
GPA: 2.0 overall and 2.5 in all business courses. Additionally, students must complete all required lower division business classes with a minimum grade of C-, regardless of where the class was taken. Students must apply for admission to the Business School/Program.

University of Oregon: Lundquist College of Business
ASOT-Business

General requirements as of May, 2017 are listed below; please see the UO website​ for the most up to date information on degree offerings.

General Requirements: 
Writing: WR 121 and either WR 122 or WR 123
Mathematics: MTH 241 and 242, Business Calculus (MTH 251 & 252 can substitute); MTH 243 (and MTH 244 if required for UO equivalency. Please consult an advisor.)
Business Specific Requirements:
BA 240, Managing Business Information: Business Applications Software
Additional University Context/Recommended Coursework:
GPA: 3.00 cumulative and 3.00 in pre-business core
Core courses may only be repeated once (if students earned a No Pass or earned a C- or less in a course)
Students must apply for admission to the Business School/Program by end of first week of classes. The application process includes a writing assessment.

Western Oregon University
ASOT-Business

General requirements as of May, 2017 are listed below; please see teh WOU website​ for most up to date information on degree offerings.

General Requirements: 
Mathematics: MTH 241 and MTH 243
Business Specific Requirements:
The Business Law course (BA 226/equivalent) is required
Additional University Context/Recommended Coursework:
No further specifications 

Students are highly encouraged to seek and obtain advising from both their community college and their intended university to ensure efficiency and course relevance for any particular program and degree. Some university programs may allow certain courses to meet both general education and program requirements. ​

Interstate Passport

Several Oregon institutions have been instrumental in creation of the Interstate Passporta Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)-led initiative to create a multi-state lower division general education transfer framework based on learning outcomes.

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