Transfer Timeline

Planning Your Transfer

4 Semesters before transferring

  • Investigate possible transfer institutions offering programs in which you are interested, looking into their cost, location, size, services, and other desired features.
  • Use advising, faculty, counseling and career center personnel and resources to assist in choosing a major.
  • Learn more about general education requirements and lower-division components of the curriculum.
  • Begin looking for scholarships, discounts or other ways to meet costs.

3 Semesters before transferring

  • Visit advising, faculty, counseling and career center personnel and resources for assistance.
  • Decide which transfer institution best meets your needs.
  • Declare your intent to transfer to your academic advisor.
  • Use four-year institution’s transfer guides to assist you with course selection.
  • Become familiar with college academic calendars and deadlines.

2 Semesters before transferring

  • Continue selecting courses that transfer appropriately within your program of study.
  • Submit your applications for admission and financial aid (along with all official transcripts).
  • Once admitted, complete any scholarship and housing applications that are appropriate.
  • Talk with advisors and academic professionals at your community college and transfer institution and keep abreast of changes in program requirements.

1 Semester before transferring

  • Complete transferable coursework in your program and apply for graduation and for your associate’s degree.
  • Send official transcripts (again) at the end of your last semester before transferring, and verify that you do not possess any financial/administrative holds.
  • Attend new student orientation sessions (if possible) or use online orientation tools. Be sure to request maps, directories, tour information and other essentials.

After graduation

  • Have your final official DCC Transcript sent to your 4-year school.