We want you to get the most credit you can for the classes you have already taken.
The articulation agreements we have with area high schools and career centers help
everyone recognize the work you have done. But we also realize you have questions.
Below are several common FAQs, but if you would like more information we're here for
Commonly asked questions
What is a Career Tech program (CT) or Adult Education program (AE)? Why should I enroll
in one of these programs?
Career Tech and Adult Ed programs engage students in the use of the latest technology,
practical laboratory projects and strong critical thinking assignments preparing them
for today's in-demand careers.
Terra State has partnered with area career centers and high schools that offer these
programs to provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit as part of
their program agreement. Not only can students earn articulated and/or Career Technical
Assurance Guide (CTAG) college credit they will save time and money since they will
have already completed some of the courses needed if they decide to go for a college
What is articulated college credit?
Articulated (Bilateral) credit is college credit that is awarded once a student completes
Terra State's articulated academic credit eligibility requirements and completes a
petition for credit form.
The amount of credit available for articulation is agreed upon by Terra State and
the student's school/career center. Articulation agreements allow students to earn
college credit for courses without taking them because students learn the information
as part of their career tech (CT) or adult education (AE) program.
What is CTAG college credit?
Also known as Career Technical Credit Transfer or CT2, students who successfully complete
specific CT or AE courses, programs, or end of course assessments are eligible to
receive technical college credit as part of a state initiative.
The student will not need to enroll in the course as part of their degree because
the state has established that the student has acquired the information as part of
their CT or AE program. The CT or AE program the student has completed must be approved
for the CT2 in order for the student to receive CT2 credit.
The student must also complete the appropriate "Verification of Course" paperwork
and submit it to the college. For more information see the Ohio Department of Higher
Education web site: Ohio Higher Ed-CT2.
What is transcripted college credit?
Transcripted credit is college credit that is automatically recorded on the student's
transcript upon completion of a college course without a petition process.
Starting in the fall of 2015, College Credit Plus will be the method used by students to take college courses for transcripted credit
while still in high school as part of a career technical program.
How do I enroll in a CT or AE program?
Contact the career center or school which has the program you are interested in. They
will help you with the application process. A lot of career centers and high schools
have information about CT and AE on their websites
What if I change my mind and decide I don't want to continue my CT or AE program?
This is a big decision. Talk to your instructors and see if they can offer some help
and advice first. If you still decide to discontinue your program talk to the career
center/school for more information.
After completing my program, What do I do now? How do I get the college credit I worked
so hard for?
First, congratulations on your success! Next, ask your career center teacher for a
copy of your agreement or check our participating program page.
Determine the type of credit may be listed on your agreement or you can ask your instructor.
If you earned articulated credit you need topetition Terra State for credit. But first you need to make sure you completed all
If you earned transcripted (college credit plus) credit it will automatically be placed
on your college transcript.
If you earned CTAG credit you will have to petition the Ohio Department of Higher
Education (ODHE) and Terra State for it using the ODHE verification form. For more
information onwhat courses are eligibleorbasic CTAG informationsee the ODHE website.
How do I know if I'm eligible for credit?
Visit our requirements page to see the specifics for each type of credit and to access the needed petition forms.
How do I know what classes I need to complete my degree?
There are so many options. But what is right for you? If you are planning on attending
Terra State, we have some great Academic & Career Advisors that would be glad to help,
just contact us to setup an appointment at 419.559.2345. If you are planning on attending another
college, call their Admissions department and they should be able to help.
How do I find out if my Terra State college credits will transfer to another college?
While it is the student's responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at Terra
State will be accepted by another college, Terra State has partnered with many colleges
to make it easier for a student to transfer. Our Academic Service Center offers a variety of resources and information for students
to make informed transfer decisions.
Several regional four-year colleges and universities also have representatives available
by appointment. Contact theAcademic Service Centerto find out what opportunities are available.
When/Where do I send my high school transcripts to Terra State?
Current high school students must wait until after high school graduation to submit
Transcripts can be mailed or hand delivered to Terra State Student Records Department, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, OH 43420.
I don't know if I can afford to continue taking college classes towards my degree,
is there any help for me?
Yes! First making the decision to attend Terra State will definitely help your budget.
We have online and evening classes for those students who need to work and go to school.
You can go to school part time as well, whatever fits best into your budget.
Our Financial Service Advisors can help you complete a FASFA and direct you to scholarships
and other things to reduce your out of pocket tuition costs. Contact the Financial
Aid Officeand see what is available or visit our Paying for College page.
Will anyone help me find a job?
As a present or past student of Terra State we would be glad to have you work for
us as a student worker, contact Career Servicesand find out what opportunities might be available.
Need something a bit more permanent? Terra State's Career Advisors have many business
contacts and can help guide you in the right direction.
What if I have a disability or special needs?
In college the student is responsible for identifying themselves and requesting accommodations
for each course they are enrolled in. It's best if they do this BEFORE the course
Terra State's Counseling and Disabilities Centerwould be glad to help you get the accommodations that you need to excel in college!
For more information on the partnerships, contact the Northwest Ohio Region Tech Prep
Center at 419.559.2260.