What a Transfer Coordinator Can Do For YouBaltimore City Community College wants to ensure you have a smooth transfer experience. This includes assistance with filling out the application for admission, searching for transfer scholarships and aid, to transferring credits and using ARTSYS, she will work with you through every step of the process.The Transfer Office interprets transfer policies for students, faculty and administrators. The Transfer Office:
Maintaining contact with both an advisor and transfer professional will ensure you are meeting program requirements and accomplishing your personal goals to complete your degree at BCCC or transfer to another institution. Begin your road to academic success by navigating through the many transfer resources available to you!
- Clarifies information for transfer students at either the sending or the receiving campus regarding course or program transfer.
- Works with transfer counselors and academic advisors to assist students in selecting courses which are transferable.
- Assists a transfer student who wishes to appeal a decision regarding the evaluation of transfer credit. Policies and procedures for appeals for students enrolled in public colleges and universities are stated in the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s regulations concerning general education and transfer.
Use BCCC as a Stepping-Stone to your FutureMany students use a community college or another two-year college as a stepping-stone to a four-year college and a bachelor’s degree. If you want to take this path, here’s what you should do:
- Make sure that the credits you earn from your classes at BCCC will count at your intended four-year college so you can start out there as a junior. This can save you time and money.
- Sign up for a transfer program at BCCC. These programs include the same kinds of courses that you’d take in your first two years at a four-year college. They’re designed specifically to help you succeed at making the transition.
Plan Ahead and Ask QuestionsSince each college has its own requirements, the most important thing you can do to make the transfer process run smoothly is plan ahead.Get help from these resources:
- Your Advisor and Transfer Office
- College websites
- Transfer advisors at the admission offices of the four-year colleges you’re considering
Ask these questions:
- Does the two-year college BCCC have a special transfer relationship — often called an articulation agreement — with any four-year colleges?
- Will the credits I earn be accepted at the four-year colleges I’m considering?
- What grades do I need to earn in my classes to get credit at the four-year colleges?
- What’s the minimum GPA I need to maintain to get into the four-year colleges?
How It WorksSo what happens when you transfer? Your four-year college will look at the courses you took and the grades you earned at your two-year college and decide how much credit to give you. Each course is worth a certain number of credits, often three, and students need to earn enough credits, usually 120, to graduate.
Here are more transfer facts:
- If enough of your courses transfer, you’ll start at the four-year college as a junior.
- If you don’t get credit for some of your courses, you may need to take them again at the four-year college.
- When you graduate from the four-year college, only that college’s name will appear on your bachelor’s degree.
Last Modified on September 4, 2018