PARENTS & FAMILIES

What you need to know to help your student with a community college to university transfer.

A community college to university transfer puts a bachelor's degree within your student's reach. There are many advantages to this educational path and Arizona's community colleges and universities have developed several programs that help community college students make a successful transition to the university.

Each transfer program helps students complete their general education (lower division) courses at their local community college without losing credit when transferring to the university. Most of these general education courses are directly equivalent to the same courses at the university. Students won't have to "re-take" general education courses when they transfer, and they are receiving university-caliber education with the financial value of a community college.

Here are a few transfer strategies you can help your student with:

High School: Get Ahead

Dual Enrollment - Students take community college courses in high school to begin earning college credit.

Exams for Credit - Students who take AP, CLEP, IB, and DANTES exams may be eligible to earn college credit based on their scores.

Community College: Stay on Track

Complete the AGEC - the Arizona General Education Curriculum satisfies the student's general education coursework, required at each university and community college.

Research transfer pathways - Many Arizona community colleges and universities offer seamless transfer programs that guarantee university admission and offer other benefits. Learn about pathways at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona.

Explore Transfer Tools with Your Student

Major Guides - Browse various majors offered at Arizona's public colleges and universities.
Degree Search - Find bachelor's degrees and transfer pathways.
Complete the AGEC - the Arizona General Education Curriculum satisfies the student's general education coursework, required at each university and community college.

Research transfer pathways - Many Arizona community colleges and universities offer seamless transfer programs that guarantee university admission and offer other benefits. Learn about pathways at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona.