Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Class of 2014: Are You Transfer Ready?

Graduation is fast approaching for high school seniors throughout Arizona.  As you make plans for life after high school, it is important to consider all options and have a variety of possibilities for what's next.  One popular choice for students is to begin at a local community college and then transfer on to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona to earn a bachelor's degree.

Using AZTransfer, you can plan a smooth and seamless university transfer experience in Arizona.  You may have friends and family who, in the past, took courses that didn't transfer.  This doesn't have to happen to you! With AZTransfer, you can make every credit count and avoid the frustration of finding out a community college course you took won't apply at the university.

Class of 2014, be transfer ready by following these four simple tips:
  1. Plan community college coursework to ensure it is transferrable.  Using the Course Equivalency Guide while choosing community college courses, you can be certain the classes you plan to take will also earn credit at the university when you're ready to transfer.
  2. Determine any transferrable credit already earned.  Many high school students have already earned college credit through Dual Enrollment courses and exams for credit such as AP, IB, or CLEP exams.  Check the Dual Enrollment page to find out how your courses transfer, and search the Exam Equivalency Guide to learn if your exam scores can translate into college credit.
  3. Focus on Arizona General Education Curriculum courses.  AGEC courses are the foundation of any degree.  When you complete the 35-37 credits of AGEC courses they transfer as a block to the university and guarantee your admission.  It's the best place to start for any community college student and is especially important for transfer students.  
  4. Visit your community college advisor early and often.  AZTransfer has great tools to get you started and support your educational planning, but it is critical to visit with your community college advisor to ask questions and receive guidance that is specific to your education.
Still need help getting started? Check out our Step-By-Step Guide, High School Student Portal, and FAQ & Help Section.

Congratulations, Class of 2014, and good luck!