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Transfer Toolkit

COMPLETE AND TRANSFER!
  • Identify the career, course of study or major you wish to pursue.
  • Undecided? The Career Center has many valuable tools to help you decide.
  • Learn how to develop your academic plan in your First Year Success Seminar.
  • Interested in transfer?  Explore your options with a Tri-C Counselor or Transfer Connection Center Specialist.
  • Save time and money. Picking a major early will help you find which Tri-C courses meet college/university requirements and finish your transfer program more efficiently.
  • Did you know? Students who transfer with an associate degree are more likely to complete their bachelors degree than those who transfer sooner.
  • Start transfer planning as early as possible.
  • Don't be shy. Meet with a Tri-C Counselor once per semester to maximize the transferability of your Tri-C courses.
  • It is important to know not only if your courses will transfer, but how (e.g. will they fulfill specific program/major requirements).
  • Visit the Transfer Resource website. Pay particular attention to the FAQs.
  • Choose at least 3 – 4 schools that will meet your goals. A Tri-C Counselor or Transfer Connection Center Specialist can help.
  • Tri-C has articulation agreements with many colleges/universities that guarantee transferability of courses.  Also, check out available transfer guides.
  • Check the schedule of when college/university representatives will be on your campus.
  • Did you know that many colleges/universities offer transfer scholarships? Find out what’s available as you make your decision. Also, check out the many Tri-C scholarships that are offered.
  • Online resources to help you find out if your credits will transfer:
    • Ohio Transfer Module for general education courses guaranteed to transfer to any Ohio public college/university
    • TAGs (Transfer Assurance Guides) for specific program/degree requirements guaranteed to transfer to any Ohio public college/university
    • Transferology provides course acceptability, equivalency and applicability among member colleges/universities
    • eAdvising to connect with an Tri-C Counselor online
    • University partnerships and transfer guides
  • Schedule an in-person visit to your chosen college/university and meet with a representative.
  • Always obtain the name and contact information of every representative who helps you at each college/university so that you can follow up if you have questions later on.
    • Here are some questions you may want to ask:
    • How many credits are likely to transfer?
    • How many additional credits are required to earn the four-year degree? What grade point average is required?
    • Is there job placement assistance after graduation?
    • What are the admissions requirements?
    • Are applications accepted at any time (rolling admissions) or only by a fixed deadline?
    • Are high school grades and SAT scores required or preferred? Are they used in making the admissions decision?
    • What support services and student activities are available?
    • Is credit granted for CLEP, life experience, or cooperative education?
    • Are D grades accepted in transfer?
    • How many transfer students are accepted each year?
    • Are there special programs or registration dates for transfer students? Are there any programs not open to transfer students?
    • What are the costs for tuition and room and board?
    • What are the procedures to file for financial aid?
    • Is faculty available to meet with students?
    • What tutoring assistance is available?
  • Be aware of all application deadlines and fees.
  • Apply (by mail or online) to your chosen colleges/universities or through the Transfer Connection Center.
  • If required, make sure that you also apply to the program that you want to attend at your college/university. Admission to a four-year college/university does not mean that you are admitted to the specific program that you want to study (e.g. engineering or nursing).
  • Request official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Check out available Tri-C and Transfer scholarships.
  • Make sure that you meet all of the financial aid deadlines. Otherwise, you might miss out on assistance that is available to you.
  • Complete the petition to graduate.
  • Stay focused. This one is easy to forget. Finishing on time is not easy but it can be done if you are focused and work hard.
  • Keep your goal in mind even when you're working in your hardest class or one you don't much like. It will all pay off.
  • Graduate and celebrate!
  • Check out the great resources available to Tri-C Alumni.