Start at UCC and Transfer
Good choice! It’s the personal attention you get at UCC that gives you a great start. Our graduates go on to successful academic and professional careers in all fields. One key to that success is advising — every transfer student should work closely with both a UCC academic advisor and a representative from the institution(s) they plan to attend. Other keys to success are our TOP program and Success Center that help students get the most out of available resources and services.
The latest report from the Oregon Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development shows that among Oregon community colleges with 20 or more students transferring into the Oregon University System, UCC has the highest percentage of students successfully continuing into their second year at the transfer institution — 84 percent!
University Transfer Programs
Associate of Arts / Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT)
The AA/OT degree is designed for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in the Oregon University System (University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, Portland State University) or the AA/OT as a “block transfer,” enabling a student to enter as a junior with all of the transfer school’s lower division general education requirements met. The AA/OT offers students the flexibility to choose courses that interest them while fulfilling requirements at their transfer schools.
Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)
The Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) is an approved 45 credits of general education courses (foundational skills and introduction to discipline courses) that are common among Oregon's colleges and universities. Courses are selected from an approved list of 100 and 200 level general education requirements, determined by each Oregon community college, Oregon University System institution, or participating Oregon independent college or university. It is designed to improve student access to a college degree by enhancing opportunities for the transfer of credits earned at one community college or Oregon University System (OUS) campus to another public college or university.
Associate of Science (AS)
The AS degree is designed for students who plan to transfer and complete a Bachelors of Science degree at a four-year institution. The degree requirements allow students more flexibility in course selection, allowing them to focus on their major requirements. NOTE : Completion of this degree does not guarantee that all lower-division General Education requirements have been met for a bachelors degree (i.e., this is not a block transfer degree as is the AA/OT ). In selecting courses for this degree, students are strongly encouraged to consult the specific transfer curriculum pages in this catalog, the faculty adviser, and the institution to which they intend to transfer to determine if it is an appropriate choice.
Associate of General Studies
This flexible degree option enables a student to complete an associate’s degree that is tailored to the general education requirements of the transfer school. Students must exercise caution in using the AGS option, as the degree does not guarantee transferability of courses completed. Educational planning for the AGS should be done with the help of an adviser.
Additional Transfer Opportunity
Western Governors University
Western Governors University is pleased to waive the $65 application fee for Oregon Community College transfer students and offer a 5% tuition discount. UCC transfer students can also apply for the competitive Go Further with WGU Grant, a scholarship valued at $2,000, that can be used in addition to the 5% discount. The selection criteria includes academic record, readiness for online study, financial need and other considerations. Learn more about WGU.