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Steps to a successful Transfer

On the next several pages, there are five specific steps you should follow to help make your transfer experience to a four-year institution a positive one. As you complete each step, record the outcome in the spaces provided; then keep this booklet as documentation of your results. Before you begin with "Step One," keep these important things in mind:

The responsibility for getting accurate transfer information is yours! You need to verify all transfer information with the school to which you want to apply.

Plan your course selection carefully. Work with your faculty advisor to ensure meeting FLCC's graduation requirements while satisfying general education requirements, and any prerequisites for your major, at the four- year school.

Keep your grades as high as possible and avoid Q's, W's, and grades lower than C. Seek help from your instructors and the Academic Support Center when needed. Save all of your course syllabi - they may help to justify transfer credit later.

Explore alternatives; widen your search for transfer opportunities, and you may find a school that is perfect for you. Plan on applying to more than one school.

Stay organized by keeping files of all correspondence with your prospective college(s).

Find out about all deadlines and stay ahead of them.

Familiarize yourself with these resources available on campus:

The Educational Planning and Career Services office

  • Transfer Services
  • Transfer Library
  • Career Services
  • Academic Advisement
  • Personal Counseling
  • The Academic Support Center

Muriel M. Shishkoff. Transferring Made Easy. 1991 Peterson’s Guides: Princeton, NJ.