Many students attend Clatsop Community College to explore academic disciplines in preparation for transfer to a four-year college or university. Others seek a broad general education as a foundation for specialization during their junior and senior years at a four-year institution. For both purposes, the Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree can further a student's seamless transfer.
Students earning the AAOT complete lower division requirements at Clatsop Community College. Once a student completes the AAOT at Clatsop you can transfer to one of Oregon's seven (7) public universities and have the AAOT degree accepted as a complete package, meaning you will have all the lower division General Education requirements for a baccalaureate degree accepted. For many students this results in being admitted with junior standing, just as if you had spent your first two years at that university - except for a much more sensible cost!
However, some departments within the Oregon University System (OUS) may require additional courses for admittance with junior standing. It is always best for students to confer with an advisor at Clatsop and with an advisor at the OUS university/department to which they expect to transfer concerning the requirements of their specific baccalaureate major.
Several Oregon private colleges also accept the AAOT quite favorably. Again, please see your faculty advisor at Clatsop for more information and guidance to make the most of your transfer to a four-year college or university once you earn your AAOT here!
Details of the requirements for the AAOT are available in the current college catalog.