The College Transfer Program is a long standing system in the United States whereby students can transfer from one institution to another. This is most commonly done by students completing a two year program at a community college and transferring to another institution.
It is estimated that of 60% of Americans have transferred at least once during their college years.
No, this is not the case, a bachelor degree is a bachelor degree. There is no distinction between students that have studied an entire four year course at the same university and students that have transferred from a community college or other institution.
- Lower fees – typically students can save up to 50% of the first two years’ fees by first going to a community college.
- Lower entry requirements – Normally the GPA and TOEFL/IELTS requirements are much lower for entry to a transfer program than for direct entry to year one of a prestigious university.
- Small class size of 20 -25 students – This means students can enjoy from more personal attention from teachers resulting in better grades which in turn gets them into their chosen college.
The first two years of a college four year degree are predominately general education. This means that these first two years are much the same anywhere and can be studied at any college and the credits earned can be transferred easily.
Most community colleges have guaranteed transfer agreements with several universities though many students successfully apply to universities where no agreement is in place.
Transfer depends on grades achieved and also electives studied. This is where the importance of the American Honors student advisors comes in as they will advise on what electives to choose and to which universities you can realistically apply.
There are nine locations as follows;
Shoreline Community College - Washington
Kilgore College - Texas
Jackson College - Michigan
Pierce College - Washington
Union County College - New Jersey
Mercer Community College - New Jersey
Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis
Community Colleges of Spokane - Washington
Philadelphia Community College - Pennsylvania
Contact GetSet now for more information on how to apply, fees, start dates and guaranteed transfer agreements.