Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer

90 credits

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree is the best choice for students who plan to transfer to one of the Oregon public universities. Students who have completed this degree and are accepted will be admitted as having completed most lower division comprehensive and general education requirements for a baccalaureate degree.* Students transferring under this agreement will have junior status for registration purposes. Course, class standing or GPA, and requirements for specific majors, departments or schools are not necessarily satisfied by an AAOT degree. All courses should be aligned with the student’s intended program of study and the degree requirements of the baccalaureate institution to which the student plans to transfer.

Candidates for the AAOT degree must satisfy the General Education Requirements and Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirement Limits and meet all the degree specific requirements listed here.

* Some baccalaureate degrees require specific lower-division courses. Students should consult with a transfer advisor at the institution to which they intend to transfer.

AAOT Degree Requirements

  • Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirement Limits
  • All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better

AAOT Elective Credit Requirements

All candidates must complete elective credits to meet the overall requirement of 90 credits for this degree. Elective credits may include any lower division collegiate courses (level 100 or higher). A maximum of 12 credits of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses may be applied.

General Education Requirements

All candidates must complete at least 11 Academic Discipline studies courses from the list of approved general education courses:

  • Arts & Letters: complete three courses from two subject areas
  • Social Sciences: Complete four courses from two subject areas
  • Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science: Complete four courses from at least two subject areas (including three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science

A course may count towards core requirements or discipline studies, but not both.

Core Requirements
Requirements Credits Courses which satisfy requirements
Writing** 8 WR 121Z and either WR 122Z or WR 227Z. A student must have at least eight credits of writing
Mathematics 4 MTH 105Z or higher
Oral Communications 4 Choose from: COMM 111Z, COMM 140, COMM 215, or COMM 218Z
Health/Wellness/Fitness 3 Choose from: HPE 295 or three PE courses (one credit each for a total of three credits)
Cultural Literacy 3 One course approved as a having a Cultural Literacy designation. The course may be from any discipline studies area and may also count as part of the overall distribution requirement.
  **The information literacy requirement is satisfied by successful completion of writing courses.


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Oregon has seven public universities.

Oregon's 7 public universities
  Name Location Website
Eastern Oregon University
Oregon Institute of Technology
(OIT/Oregon Tech)
Klamath Falls and Wilsonville
Oregon State University
Corvallis and Bend

Portland State University

Southern Oregon University
University of Oregon
Western Oregon University