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Students interested in continuing their education at a four-year college or university need to plan ahead. Here are some smart steps to ensure success

1 Start by meeting with an academic advisor or counselor at TCC. He or she will be able to help indentify, as early as possible, your major. Academic counselors at TCC advise choosing your major during your first semester at the college. If you are unsure about what you want to study, advisors can help with career planning and other tools.

2 Once you’ve selected a major, you can begin thinking about transfer options. Select three institutions of higher learning that are a good fit with your major. Consider the size, location, admission requirements and the costs of each school. Find out if your school has an internship program to help you gain experience in your field before you complete your degree. Visit each college or university and speak with admissions counselors and faculty.


3 Make sure your TCC curriculum is the best fit for your intended major and complete as many prerequisites for your major at TCC as part of your associate degree. Work with your TCC advisor to map out the classes you need for transfer, and verify your academic plan with your transfer school. To ensure you take the correct courses for transfer, your academic roadmap should be made as soon as your major is selected. Remember, your grades matter. Transfer schools have different grade requirements – be sure you know yours.

4 Research guaranteed admission agreements, admission requirements, application and credential deadlines and apply early, or at least one semester before you intend to transfer.

5 Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), scholarship applications and other financial documents as needed, and as early as possible, to secure funding for your tuition. Be sure to send a final TCC transcript showing your degree awarded. Follow all instructions in your acceptance letter, and attend a transfer student orientation program as early as possible.