Transfer 101

 

WHY Transfer?

WHERE Should I Transfer?

Where you transfer depends on your own criteria. You may be limited to which colleges offer your desired major or you may only want to transfer within commuting distance. To help you narrow down your choices, use search engines below:

Search by Type of School, Location, Majors, Cost & Financial Aid, Admissions, Sports & Activities, Housing & Programs, and more!

In addition to helping students discover which majors may be a good fit, MyMajors.com can also help students find colleges based on type of school, location and major!

Other steps to help you research colleges are outlined here. Make sure to check out the Events Calendar and visit colleges when they are on campus!

HOW Do I Transfer?

  1. Go to the college’s homepage. If you are unsure of the college website address, type the school name in a Google search.
  2. Click on the Admissions link from the homepage (may be under “Prospective Students”)
  3. Click on a link for “Undergraduate Admissions” or “Transfer Admissions”
  4. Normally, colleges will include information on application requirements, application deadlines, and a link to their online application.
  5. Along with your application, you usually need to send your official high school transcript and official transcript from any college(s) attended. Check each college's requirements to see if they also require a transfer/personal essay, letters of recommendation, or any other supplemental information.
  6. Check out this Application Checklist for reference.

WHEN Do I Transfer?

  • In order to be considered a "transfer applicant", you must complete a certain amount of credits. This credit amount may be different for each college you plan on applying to. Check with the Admissions office to make sure you have enough credits to be considered a "transfer" student.
  • Top 3 Reasons to earn your Associate Degree before transferring:
    • Take advantage of Guaranteed Admission Agreements that require the completion of an Associate Degree
    • Complete many of the general education requirements and major prerequisites/requirements for the college you intend to transfer to, while saving $$$!
    • Research shows that those who complete an Associate Degree are more likely to complete a Bachelor Degree, therefore, colleges are more likely to accept you with an Associate's Degree!
  • Make sure to check the APPLICATION DEADLINES for each college you are applying to. Most colleges admit students for both fall and spring terms through either semester deadlines or a rolling admissions process.
  • You can also use this TRANSFER TIMELINE as a guide to help you determine the steps you need to take during the transfer process.

WHAT Courses Transfer?

Please see the following equivalency links. If an equivalency is not listed for a particular college, it does not mean that courses do not transfer. Always check with the receiving transfer institution to confirm that your credits will transfer.