Transfer from Tri-C
Create a Transfer Plan
- Choose a major and start transfer planning now. Discuss your transfer goals with a counselor as early as possible. They can help you find which Tri-C courses meet college/university requirements and allow you to finish your transfer program at Tri-C more efficiently, saving you time and money.
- Undecided? Use MY PLAN or contact the Counseling Center for further assistance in making a degree/major choice.
- Already have a major in mind and know the university to which you wish to transfer? Work with a counselor to find out if there are transfer guides or an articulation agreement for you to follow.
- Meet each semester with a Tri-C counselor. Discuss your Tri-C degree and transfer plans each time you meet with a counselor.
Choose your Transfer Schools
- Research transfer opportunities & narrow your search to at least 3 - 4 schools. Use the Transfer Center website to learn more about Tri-C’s university partnerships, dual admission opportunities, on-line options and statewide transfer guarantees.
- Contact transfer advisors and ask questions*. Many transfer advisors make transfer visits right on a Tri-C campus. Ask them about admission requirements and other important questions that will help you make a decision on where to apply.
- Visit the schools you are considering. Campus visits are important because they provide information that you simply can’t get by talking to friends or looking at a website.
Apply for Admissions
- Schedule an in person meeting with a transfer advisor from the four year school. You should verify all transfer information directly with the school before applying.
- Submit admission applications by the deadline date. Apply to multiple schools so you can compare financial aid packages and attend the school you can afford.
- Request all official college transcripts be sent to the transfer schools.
Submit your FAFSA
Submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Research Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Identify all the financial aid and scholarship opportunities that may be available to you.
- Apply for all Transfer Scholarships meeting all deadlines. Don’t miss out on assistance that is available to you.
- Meet with a financial aid advisor at your transfer school. Understand what each item in your financial aid package means and whether or not it will be renewed each year.
- Complete the Tri-C petition to graduate. Be aware of each semester’s deadline.
- Arrange to have your final transcript sent to your new school after your final grades have posted.
- Register for classes and attend a transfer or new student orientation at your new school.
*Questions to Ask Transfer Advisors
- What are the transfer admissions requirements?
- Are there additional admission requirements for any specific majors?
- What are the application deadlines?
- What are the costs for tuition and room and board?
- Do you offer the major I am interested in obtaining?
- How will my credits transfer and apply to my major of choice?
- Are there any partnership programs/articulation agreements or transfer guides?
- Are D grades accepted in transfer?
- How do I file for financial aid?
- How large are the classes and are they taught by regular faculty or teaching assistants?
- Is tutoring available? Is there a fee?
- What student activities are available?
- On average, how long do students take to complete their degrees after they transfer your school?
- Is their job placement assistance available?