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