Steps for Transferring

Start Early

It’s not too early to start preparing for a transfer. Starting early allows you to fully understand your transfer options and to ensure the smoothest transfer possible.

  • Utilize career services to explore majors and possible career tracks: ACC Career Center
  • Meet with an academic advisor to determine your academic plan
  • Learn how to set your course plan through graduation. Visit myACC – Navigate!
  • Be sure you understand how your ACC academic plan will fit into your Bachelor’s academic plan.
  • Keep your GPA up – in Colorado you must have a ‘C’ or better in class in order to earn transfer credit

Do Your Research

Colorado has a lot of great options for transfer. There are also online options and the option to attend school out of state. Start researching these options now! As you explore the websites of the four-year schools you are interested in keep the following in mind:

  • Admissions requirements such as grade point average (GPA), letters of recommendation etc. (If you plan to attend school in Colorado, check Colorado's Transfer Admission Standards)
  • Do the schools you are exploring have degree programs you are interested in? Check out these Institutional Transfer Guides
  • Cost of Attendance and financial aid

Financial Aid

Take the time to call the four-year schools’ financial aid office to understand important dates and deadlines and what types of financial aid will be available to you. Visit the Transfer Scholarship page for more information:

Completing the Transfer

Once you have decided where you plan to transfer to and you have created a plan for transferring, there are some things you need to do in order to successfully make the transition.

  • Submit your application for admission
  • Check to see if there are any types of application fees or fee waivers
  • Request copies of your transcripts to be sent to your selected institution
  • Request a copy of your ACC Transcripts
  • Meet with a transfer admission specialist at the school you plan to attend in order to understand how your credits will transfer
  • Attend any orientations that are offered at your chosen institution

Now that you have begun the process of preparing to transfer, consider completing your Associate’s before making the transfer.  First graduating with your associate’s will not only allow you to obtain 60 units at a reduced rate, but it will also give you an edge in your career with the earned Associate’s degree.