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How to Transfer: Checklist


  • LEARN about institutions and programs you are interested in pursuing.
  • ATTEND information sessions or transfer fairs to learn about transferring.
  • MEET as early as possible with an academic advisor or transfer counselor to discuss the transfer process.
  • VISIT the campus, if possible, and try to meet with a transfer counselor.


  • REVIEW the application requirements and deadline.
  • SUBMIT your application for admissionGlossary on or prior to the deadline.
  • SEND official transcriptsGlossary, including your official transcript after you have completed your final semester.
  • FILL OUT the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Glossary.


  • REVIEW your acceptance packet that the institution will send you to review.
  • COMPLETE any required paperwork, including immunization forms, according to the institution’s deadline.
  • SEND your final official transcript after you complete your final semester.
  • CHECK your FAFSA form External link to ensure that you have included the school codes External link for the four-year college(s) to which you are seeking transfer. If you have not included the codes, then you will not receive financial aid from the four-year college(s).

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