These transfer tips will help set you on the course for a smooth transfer. Keep in touch with your academic advisor to ensure you only take the courses you need and that your credits are transferrable to the university you wish to attend.
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Meet with an advisor early and often

Academic advisors are your key to a smooth transfer. Plan to meet with your advisor regularly to monitor your progress and ensure you are on track to complete your AGEC and degree requirements.
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Pay attention to deadlines

Keep in mind the various deadlines for admissions, financial aid applications, graduation, etc. Find these important dates from your community college and university and mark them on your calendar to make sure your progress is not delayed.
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Make decisions early

Save time by deciding on (and sticking with) a plan of study early on in your community college experience. Choosing your major as soon as possible will help you avoid taking unnecessary courses. You can also save time by deciding on your transfer university early and taking advantage of transfer programs like MAPPs, TAGs, 2NAU and UA Bridge.

If you're unsure about what to study, browse our Major Guides for inspiration. Your advisor can also help you with career mapping to align your studies with career fields that interest you.
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Choose courses wisely

In addition to using the Course Equivalency Guide to make sure your community college courses are transferable to the university, here are a few other points to consider before enrolling:

  • Find out the prerequisites for university courses and work them into your associate's degree plan.
  • Start and finish lower-division math and science courses within your first two semesters of community college.
  • Learn about the bachelor's degree you plan to earn and ensure your transfer coursework will fulfill the requirements of that degree.