Follow these steps to ensure a successful transfer from your community college to ASU, NAU or UA! Click on each step to get detailed information and links.
1. Choose a major and degree
1. Choose a major and degree Once you've started taking AGEC courses it's time to think about what you want to major in at the university and what type of associate's and bachelor's degrees you want to earn.
There are several different types of Associate's Degrees available in Arizona:
Associate in Arts (AA)
Associate in Science (AS)
Associate in Business (ABUS)
Associate in Arts- Elementary Education (AAEE)
Associate in Arts- Fine Arts (AAFA in Art, Dance, or Theatre)
Once you select a degree you will need to meet with an academic advisor to learn what courses you should take to fulfill the requirements of the degree. Remember, an AGEC is the foundation of your degree. You will need to take additional courses outside of the AGEC to earn your Associate's Degree.
It's important to choose an Associate's Degree that is related to the university major you want to pursue. For example, if you want to earn a Bachelor's Degree in English from ASU you will need to complete the Associate in Arts (AA) degree first.
Explore your bachelor's degree options in the Degree Search tool!
2. Explore transfer pathways
2. Explore transfer pathways Many of Arizona's community colleges have pathway programs designed to offer students a smooth transition to the university. While you're planning your education after high school, explore the convenient transfer programs available at your community college!
3. Complete your AGEC If you begin your education at a community college, the first step is to complete your Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC). Even if you've already started taking college classes, many of them may be AGEC courses.
The AGEC is the foundation of your community college education and is equal to 35-37 credit hours.
4. Apply for admission to the university
4. Apply for admission to the university If you are not using a transfer pathway you will need to apply for admission to the university on your own. It's a good idea to apply for admission as you near completion of your associate's degree. Each university has different application processes. Click the links below to learn about admissions for each university:
Get to know your chosen transfer institution’s academic calendar, admission priority dates, deadlines and degree requirements.
Visit the university prior to applying.
Submit your application(s) for admission and all of your official transcripts (including AP and CLEP test scores if you have any) by the deadlines specified at each university.
Check to see if high school transcripts and test scores are required.
Send final official transcripts after the term is completed and the grades, AGEC and degree are posted.
Obtain a Health Form and proof of immunization.
5. Complete your Associate's Degree
5. Complete your Associate's Degree Your associate's degree is made up of your 35-37 credit hours of AGEC courses along with approximately 30 additional credit hours of courses required for your chosen degree.