Transfer 101

Who should transfer?

Any student at MCC can transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree. MCC offers associate degrees that provide many options to continue coursework at public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss the transfer process with their assigned guided pathways (GP) advisor, who can help them explore and navigate options.

Which courses transfer?

Please see the following equivalency links. If an equivalency is not listed for a particular college, it does not mean that courses do not transfer. Always check with the receiving transfer institution to confirm credits will transfer.

To where do students transfer?

Transferring is a very personal decision. Students may be limited to which colleges offer a desired major or a geographical location due to commuting distance. To help narrow down choices, use the search engines and resources below:

Search by Type of SchoolLocationMajors, Cost and Financial Aid, Admissions, Sports and Activities, Housing and Programs, and more.

In addition to helping students discover which majors may be a good fit, can also help students find colleges based on type of schoollocation and major.

When do students transfer?

To be considered a “transfer applicant”, students must complete a certain number of credits. The credit amount will differ depending on the college, university, and/or program of study/major. Admissions offices are great resources to find out how many credits may be required to transfer.

Top 3 Reasons to earn an associate degree before transferring:

  1. Take advantage of guaranteed admission agreements that require the completion of an associate degree. Learn about some of those programs here.
  2. Complete many of the general education requirements and major prerequisites/admissions requirements for transfer institutions, while saving $$$!
  3. Research shows that those who complete an associate degree are more likely to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Make sure to check the application deadline(s) for all potential transfer institutions. Most colleges admit students for both fall and spring terms, however, some programs only accept fall applicants.

Use the Plan to Transfer resource as a guide in determining important steps in the transfer process.

Why do students transfer?

How do students navigate the transfer process?

  1. Go to the college’s or university’s homepage. If unsure of the institution’s website address, simply type the school’s name in a Google search.
  2. Click on the Admissions link from the homepage (may be under “Prospective Students”).
  3. Click on a link for “Undergraduate Admissions” or “Transfer Admissions.”
  4. Generally, colleges will include information on application requirements, application deadlines, and a link to their online application.
  5. Along with an application, students usually need to send an official high school transcript and an official transcript(s) from any college(s) attended. Check each college’s requirements to see if they also require a transfer/personal essay, letters of recommendation or any other supplemental information.