How to Transfer from Community College to a Four-Year University October 27, 2019 66 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsAdmissions college Community education four year school switching transfering university 66 Comments Twilerhart says: October 6, 2009 at 9:24 pm Fail. Reply Shawn Afshar says: October 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm it's hard finally they made a video about this topic Reply tipofmytongue1024 says: October 7, 2009 at 1:26 am I'm doing this right now! You guys rock! I love this! Reply Sushi says: October 7, 2009 at 3:26 am 1:58 was not necessary. that was scary Reply HIMnHER666 says: October 14, 2009 at 4:37 am Really? I attend a CC, and I actually like it. I mean, is not the bezt nor wat i wanted, but is something. I can tell u this, tho…. it is making me slack. is so easy. Reply HIMnHER666 says: October 14, 2009 at 4:39 am a 2year public college. It explains it. Reply HIMnHER666 says: October 15, 2009 at 12:07 am I know… but hell naw! the hell ima fall for it. The minute I feel like I am about to have a slack attitude I slap myself back on track. lol. Reply 0798184 says: December 31, 2009 at 11:21 am holy crap, your right. Thats exactly what happened to me. I thought I was alone. I did really good in High School and have slacked off in CCollege. Barely transferring after 6 yrs. Reply SpadeSerenade says: March 24, 2010 at 4:47 am i want to go to deanza and transfer to UCLA, but i heard there's no deanza->UCLA transfer program. Reply Combatd says: July 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm Cool, I found out that UCLA has an agreement with my nearest community college Reply Combatd says: July 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm @combatdstar What I meant is that it has a community college transfer program Reply wendileona says: November 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm The biggest tip from experience I can share is this – speak with the counselor AT the 4 year university you are going to asking what you can do/take to qualify for their school, ask about scholarships, etc. etc. Do NOT talk to the community college counselor you are attending or going to attend. I've found that sometimes they want to retain students in the community college so that they have or retain more funding depending on student numbers. I repeat…! Do not…! Reply wendileona says: November 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm @combatdstar That would be Santa Monica City College. Similar to the way PCC has with Art Center and other tech university around there, I forget the name, its nearby. And similar to the way LATTC has also a connection to USC and FIDM, but not as clear or successful. I don't know what the heck LACC connects you to? Hollywood? Reply cuzaca says: March 29, 2011 at 5:39 am @clickmeforgoodtime so lets say you did alrigt in high school like a 2.3 gpa average and you go to a community college are they more lkely to accept you in than straight out of high school im a sophmore in hugh school about to be a junior Reply Marthe Endresen says: March 29, 2011 at 6:58 pm my god, so glad I live in norway. We have none of this complicated shit, and school is muuuuch cheaper Reply mongoose308 says: April 18, 2011 at 1:54 am @cuzaca Depends on the college. If you have a 2.3, then you MAY or may not get accepted. If you have something special about you (star athlete, war hero, great artist, etc.) you may get accepted. Also, it depends on your SAT/ACT scores and the rigor of your classes. If your a sophomore, you can definitely bring that GPA up, you still have 2.5 more semesters(?) to do it before applying to college. If you don't get into your college, then try community college, there's still a good chance. 🙂 Reply mongoose308 says: April 18, 2011 at 1:57 am Florida Bright Futures+FASFA=No University tuition for me. 😀 Reply giantsfan4ever90 says: April 26, 2011 at 4:27 am hey guys here is more up and coming info on transferring from community college to a 4-year university. Whether you want to you transfer to your local state school or stanford or harvard or cornell, it's all possible. Just search for Melba Madrigal. Reply TokyoNerd says: July 16, 2011 at 6:32 am The tuition at Community college is lower because the schools have no facilities, so all you pay for are the classes/textbooks. I can tell you from experience, it's not worth the money you save. And if you're like me, and the community college doesn't offer you're major, you're gonna end up spending 4 years in another college once you transfer. So you end up paying more than just going straight because you now have to pay for reg college + community college. Not worth it at all. Reply MJ JR says: August 8, 2011 at 4:43 am @evanlikestoparty why? Reply stacyrios209 says: August 14, 2011 at 5:12 am if you go 2 years to a C.C then you transfer to a university, do you start as a freshman again or you start as a junior and just go 2 years? Reply Jacqueline says: September 11, 2011 at 4:37 am @stacyrios209 You transfer as a junior. Lol if you start over as a freshman it wouldn't be worth it, would it? Basically, you finish all your general education requirements really cheap at a CC and then focus on your major once you transfer. Reply Jacqueline says: September 11, 2011 at 4:45 am @TokyoNerd Well, I can tell you that my experience at a CC here in California was different. All my units transferred, all my major preparation classes are done, and I didn't have to pay a ridiculous amount of money on general education requirements. This fall, I'm attending UCLA as a junior and I think it was definitely worth it. But yeah, depending on what major you have, you need to do a little research… Reply Sunnam _ says: October 17, 2011 at 11:45 am @amessenger4god78 yup the colleges are, shame about the uni fees in England though Reply laevier says: October 22, 2011 at 12:32 am @jacqueline716 do you mind telling me which CC you were attending? I am planning to go to Green River Community College. What do you think about that one? Thanks 🙂 Reply Jacqueline says: October 22, 2011 at 4:40 am @halovir I attended Santa Monica College in California. I'm not familiar with Green River, but you should look into an honors program there if they have one. It really helps to stand out when you're applying to schools like UCLA and UC Berkeley. Reply laevier says: October 22, 2011 at 8:20 am @jacqueline716 Thank you so much for your advice, I haven't considered that one. I am looking for colleges that have neuroscience as a major, which I have no luck on. Do you know if Santa Monica has major in neuroscience? Reply Jacqueline says: October 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm @halovir You're welcome 🙂 SMC doesn't offer a neuroscience major, but it doesn't really matter if you're not planning on getting an AA. If your goal is to transfer to say, UCLA and get a B.S in neuroscience, you can still get all the general education requirements done at a community college. If you check assist.org, you can see the articulation agreement which lists the courses that you need to take for neuroscience (biology, chemistry, physics, math, etc.). However, assist.org is only for CA. Reply laevier says: October 30, 2011 at 6:41 am @jacqueline716 hi there, i hope you dont mind me asking you questions again 🙂 i looked up SMC, and immediately fell in love with it! from what i've heard though, its really hard to get into classes there due to the numbers of students, hence most people finish more than 2 years. How shld I make sure I get all classes I want? Reply Jacqueline says: October 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm @halovir No problem, I actually enjoy answering questions 🙂 I had no problems getting any of my classes because I was in the Scholars Program (which is what SMC's honors program is called). If you are part of that program, you get a priority enrollment date (usually you get to enroll over a week before regular students do). All the scholars students I know transferred in 2 years…a few didn't but that's because they chose to "take it slow" with less than 12 units per semester. Reply Jacqueline says: October 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm @halovir Also, many people who have late enrollment dates crash classes to get on the waiting list. However, when you crash classes, it's like a lottery so there's no guarantee you will get in the class). Some professors don't allow people to crash and add their class though. Thankfully, I never had to crash a class…it's a hassle. Reply laevier says: October 31, 2011 at 1:17 am @jacqueline716 I really am glad you enjoy answering question! 😀 Good on you for having everything under control! That's what you get for being a smart cookie~! How do I apply to the Scholars Program? I am not the smartest in every class, but in average, I guess 10% of all classes. Is it really competitive? I am just afraid I'd have to spend more than 2 years there. There are even people who spend 5 years in CC; which I think is a lil bit too long Reply Jacqueline says: October 31, 2011 at 5:10 am @halovir lol thanks! Applying consists of sending in a packet with the application, a letter of recommendation, a 500-word essay on "who you were, who you are, and who you would like to be," and a transcript. Don't worry, you don't have to have straight A's (the minimum is a 3.0 I believe). You also must show that you are eligible for English 1. If you type in "Scholars Program Santa Monica College" on Google, it will direct you to the website for more information. Reply Jacqueline says: October 31, 2011 at 5:17 am @halovir I'm sure that if you take enough units every semester, you'll be fine. Even if you're low on units, you can take the optional summer and winter sessions (which are 6 weeks long). Two years ago, I was worried about transferring on time too but if you plan accordingly and don't slack, you'll be fine, trust me. Reply Jacqueline says: October 31, 2011 at 5:33 am @halovir And even if happen to not get into SMC's Scholars Program, there are a lot of other good CCs (like Pasadena City College) which also have an honors program with high transfer rates to UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, etc. But yeah, 5 yrs. is crazy! That's more than double the amount of time I took…I'm going to assume that the person had a full-time job or other burdensome responsibilities besides school. Reply laevier says: October 31, 2011 at 8:03 am @jacqueline716 long reply ftw! you shld know how helpful you are to a clueless student like me. re: the letter of recommendation, how long should it be and what should it focus on? i hope my teachers wouldnt hate me for giving them another job this late –" do i have to send the original thing or by email is fine? Reply Jacqueline says: November 1, 2011 at 1:16 am @halovir I remember my 500 word essay was a little less than a page (typed, single spaced). If you have Microsoft Word, the "word count" will tell you how under/over the limit you are. You don't have to make it exactly 500 words, but try to get as close as possible. My teacher's letter of recommendation was only a few paragraphs (less than a page)..I'm sure it won't take them too long to write it. The original letter and the other required papers have to be sent all in one package. Reply Jacqueline says: November 1, 2011 at 1:24 am @halovir The letter that my teacher wrote was very general…she just wrote about how I am a student with a lot of potential, how I'm a pleasure to have in class, have creative insights and leadership qualities (which I don't think I do lol). I'm sure if you just ask your teacher to write a letter recommending you to the honor's program they can figure out what to write because it doesn't have to focus on anything in particular. Reply laevier says: November 1, 2011 at 1:41 am @jacqueline716 lately i've been checking youtube just to read your reply lol~! i'll ask my teacher to do it then thanks! btw did you get an AA? because if i dont get it, how can i transfer to uni majoring in neuroscience when SMC doesnt offer neuro? Reply Jacqueline says: November 1, 2011 at 2:28 am @halovir I've been checking YT more often recently too lol…I did not get an AA. I just transferred to uni…once you get a BA (or in your case, a BS), the AA is not of any use. Yes, you can definitely transfer to a university majoring in neuroscience even though the community college doesn't offer that particular major. The first two years, you'll just be completing your preparation for the major. Reply Jacqueline says: November 1, 2011 at 2:35 am @halovir Btw, I looked up some stats for neuroscience transfers to UCLA…thought you might find it useful:In 2010, there were 103 neuroscience transfer applicants; 34 were admitted (33.01%). Looks like you have a pretty good shot at admission! It's much better than the freshman admit rate, which is usually 20-25%… Reply Jacqueline says: November 1, 2011 at 2:38 am @halovir Also, those transfer statistics include regular, non-honors students, so if you take into account the honors program, the likelihood of admission into that major increases a lot… Reply laevier says: November 1, 2011 at 4:05 am @jacqueline716 it is useful! it makes me happy now 🙂 is that statistics from SMC or for all CC? do you know how can I check what do the uni wants me to do in CC in order to prepare for my neuro major? I emailed the people in the uni, but I havent gotten any reply yet Reply Jacqueline says: November 1, 2011 at 4:24 am @halovir Those statistics include transfers from all community colleges. If you plan on attending a California community college and transferring to a UC, then you should check Assist.org. That website lists all the specific preparation requirements for the neuroscience major (biology, chemistry, physics, statistics/math, etc.) Reply laevier says: November 1, 2011 at 5:06 am @jacqueline716 thank you for your assistance jacqueline716! very, very much appreciated! do you mind if i add you as a friend and come by once in a while to ask about things later, or is it not a good idea? Reply Jacqueline says: November 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm @halovir You're welcome. And of course, you can add me and ask more questions whenever you want. Reply Jacqueline says: November 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm @jacqueline716 It's also a good idea because I would like to know how well my advice works out for you 🙂 Reply laevier says: November 2, 2011 at 12:48 am @jacqueline716 thank you 🙂 i promise i wouldnt take anymore of your precious time than i've already had! Reply yourlilemogirl says: January 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm Lol I can't believe that most of the comments here are replies from 2 ppl 😛 and yet, I sat here and read it all xP quite an interesting read tho. Reply Caspar Zialor says: March 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm 00:26 windows sound? Reply The Coffee Nut says: April 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS!!! sorry i needed your attention. can you enroll during the spring. based on my calculations i should be finished with my general ed and prerequisites for my major in the fall of 2013. so, if accepted by the school i want, will i be able to attend in the spring of 2014 or will i have to wait until the fall of 2014? Reply CheezyPr0ductionz says: September 9, 2012 at 6:51 am I want to move to Florida now… Reply Igor Burzenko says: July 7, 2013 at 8:49 pm Hey! I'm Lauren.I did -45 lbs last 30 days.Open hawght.so#uWr4 Reply Anabanana715 says: August 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm its possible to transfer to a four year in the spring its just harder to make the switch since most of the students begin in the fall. so its not impossible just going to be a bit more difficult Reply ThatJewcyJew says: October 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm lol Art major? I want extra pickles on my Big Mac. Reply Ariel Smith says: February 2, 2014 at 2:43 am If you go to a community college and transfer to a University, don't you just need good grades in your Community college in order to get into a middle-tier college? Or both high school and Community college transcripts? I'm in 10th grade and I'm worried about my sophomore grades.. I have an average 2.6 Gpa and I dropped out of Algebra 1 last term, and I'm taking it now with a B+. I'm involved with key club so that helps, but I'm worried. Please help someone :/ Reply Allan Ochoa says: April 16, 2014 at 5:26 am community college is not a bad choice at all,i took honors and advance courses in high school and graduated with a G.P.A of 3.0,I'm actually looking forward to transferring to a prestigious school (: Reply FitzByLea says: December 15, 2016 at 12:58 am Can I transfer to a four year university after a year of community college? Reply Arianator forever says: March 20, 2017 at 1:52 am can u take 2 years of cc and 2 years of uni in total of 4 years of college Reply Derek JCG says: May 25, 2017 at 6:52 am Whoever came up with this system must've loved making the world complicated for young people.. I've been crawling through community collee for 5 years and only now am I finally starting to realize how everything fits together. My transfer now looms on the not-so-distant horizon and I'm figuring out things I probably should've known when I was 18. Reply Ringo says: March 16, 2018 at 12:27 am EVERYONE GO TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE FIRST (unless you get a full ride) get that pre req out of the way Reply Jermaine Sam says: July 1, 2018 at 5:12 am Better pro-tip;Most universities you call or talk to all say the same thing; we have to see official transcripts in order to make that decision if credits transfer. Generally,-general English classes will transfer,-almost no electives will,-there is a time limit on math credit transfers because you could forget months/years after taking classes Most universities cannot give you a definitive answer over the phone or even in person. You just have to take the gamble to apply and send in transcripts and wait for the office to tell you. For example if they don't accept your algebra class, you can probably just take an assessment to place you out of algebra but you won't get credit for passed classes. Reply once tw1ce says: October 1, 2018 at 2:41 am after i graduate i want to go to my community college for 2 years to get my basic classes out of the way. its cheaper, and if you have another 2 years to decide what to major. after getting your basics out of the way you can transfer into a university and do your major and stuff Reply Ms1kimmy says: December 15, 2018 at 9:31 am Is it best that I get my (A.S) first or transfer once I have enough credits? Reply FriedFrudda says: April 2, 2019 at 7:46 pm I am bound to start the first two years off at a community college. Which is better? Community, university, online college? Is Online college cheaper than a traditional classroom. Reply Sleeve Them All says: October 18, 2019 at 4:29 am I've spent 6 years so far at my community college. )= Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.