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Prepare to Transfer
Getting your associate degree at NWACC can make getting a bachelor's degree a much more affordable option.
The more you know about the transfer process the easier it will be to transfer smoothly. Make sure you have frequent appointments with your advisor or transfer services to ensure you stay on track.
Meet with University Reps
Representatives from four year institutions frequently visit NWACC. During these visits,
university representatives are available to meet with you about their institutions
programs, admissions process, and to answer your questions.
Planning Your Transfer
The following resources can help make your transition from NWACC to a four-year institution as easy as possible.
Make sure the institution you plan to attend offers the degree you want. If you are unsure of your degree, work on a career search and find your major as soon as possible.
Transferring to a four-year institution goes beyond admissions. To make sure you will
fit in and can afford your education, research financial aid, scholarships, student
life and campus housing options.
Visit the campus you plan to attend when students are on campus. Don't forget to inquire about visitor parking and make appropriate appointments ahead of time.
Talk With an Advisor
Talk with an advisor in your area of study if possible, however, there are limitations on the advice they can give if you if you have not yet been admitted. Until your transcripts are evaluated during the admission process, an institution cannot tell you exactly how many hours you need to finish your degree.
Definition of Transfer
Make sure you understand how the institution defines "transfer" and that you fit the requirements for admission purposes. There is usually a minimum number of transfer credits required or you may be admitted as a freshman instead of a transfer student.
Pay attention to scholarship and registration deadlines. In general, apply very early in the semester prior to your planned transfer. Check your transfer institution's deadline dates - you may need to apply earlier.
Pay attention to admission for particular majors and look for prerequisite courses for major requirements that you may be able to complete prior to transferring.
If necessary, ask about the process to request course re-evaluations. Keep a copy of your original institution's academic catalog (hard copy or CD) or check to see if they are online and accessible.
When requirements conflict among institutions, always follow the policies of the institution from which you plan to graduate.
Taking Care of Business
Make sure all business is taken care of at your current institution. Don't leave unpaid
bills, incomplete courses, etc.