Skip To Content


Policy Report

◂ Back to Publications

Policy Innovations in Transfer: A Look across the United States

August 2020

Authors: Rod Missaghian (ONCAT)

Project photo

Executive Summary

Acknowledging the extensive and varied American experiences with transfer, ONCAT recently performed a scan of statewide transfer policy innovations across the U.S. We conducted a comprehensive review of scholarly and policy-oriented articles and reports while focusing on statewide guaranteed transfer of Associate's degrees, statewide reverse transfer, common lower-division courses, and common course numbering. Our goal was to identify useful practices that merit consideration for Ontario. Rather than attempt to push the sector in any direction, we hope to kick-start fruitful conversations about potential strategies to improve the Ontario transfer system.


  • Public policy