How Do I Transfer after Community College?
Transferring from a community college to a four-year college is an important decision that should be made as early as possible. Before you do anything else, speak to your transfer adviser about where you’re coming from and how to transfer your credits. Determine if your school has an articulation agreement with any colleges and, before you sign up for any classes, determine if the credits will transfer from your community college to the four-year program you’re interested in.
How Do I Transfer My Credits from Community College to a Four-Year College?
Before transferring credits from a community college, you’ll need to find out if each class you’ve taken qualifies for credit at your new school. This is made simpler if your school has an articulation agreement for the program of your interest with the college you want to go to. Even if it doesn’t, there’s still a good chance that you can transfer credits.
It helps if you ensure that the classes you took were completed relatively recently, that you received good grades and that your community college is accredited by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.
Can I Transfer After Only One Year at a Community College?
Absolutely. You’ll need to begin preparing well in advance. Transferring from a community college after one year requires that you plan out which courses you wish to take in that first year and confirm that they’ll qualify for credit at your new college. Also, you should check to see if the school you hope to attend has an articulation agreement in the program of your interest with your current school. St. Joseph's University, for example, has articulation agreements with Borough of Manhattan, Kingsborough, LaGuardia, Suffolk and Nassau community colleges.
St. Joseph's University Can Help
Our admissions counselors can walk you through the process of transferring and answer any questions you may have.