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Steps to Transfer Success

Thinking of a 4-year College or University? ACC Credits Transfer

Starting your education at ACC and then transferring to complete your bachelor’s degree can save you thousands of dollars, and ACC offers numerous courses that transfer directly to other 4-year colleges and universities.

Steps for Transfer Success

  1. PLAN AHEAD
    This is the single most important part of having a smooth transfer experience. If you know before starting ACC that you will want to transfer in the future, you’re in an advantageous position. You can plan your course load with care, ensuring all of the classes you take will transfer into the program and school you have in mind.

  2. MEET WITH AN ADVISOR
    If you are planning on transferring from ACC to a four-year college or university, we encourage you to meet with an ACC academic advisor. Advisors have information available regarding transfer agreements, and can help you plan your classes accordingly. Getting regular advising from a counselor or academic advisor will help you complete course requirements for an ACC certificate or degree and prepare for transfer to the college or university of your choice.

  3. EVALUATE COLLEGES
    Contact the colleges you are interested in and ask them for transfer information—many schools even have a transfer guide available online. Meet with college representatives when they visit ACC’s campus and ask them about transferring and other admissions requirements.

  4. APPLY EARLY
    Know your chosen college’s application requirements. Apply for Financial Aid, listing each institution in which you are interested on your FAFSA. Inquire about scholarships available to transfer students. Make housing decisions. Attend any orientation sessions that are offered by the transfer college/university.

The MACRAO Transfer Agreement
ACC participates in the MACRAO Transfer Agreement, which is designed to facilitate transfer from community colleges to Baccalaureate colleges and universities. It provides for transferability of up to 30 semester credits to meet many (and in some cases all) of the General Education Requirements at participating Michigan four-year colleges and universities. Students can visit www.michigantransfernetwork.org, a centralized web-based system that allows any student who has completed a course at any Michigan College or University to find the equivalency for that course at any other Michigan College or University.