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Are you ready to transfer?
After attending Schenectady County Community College, many students decide to continue their education at a senior/4 year college to obtain a Bachelor’s (B.A., B.S., or B.T.) degree. This may seem very daunting but in reality, it can be quite straight forward. Remember that your first 2 years at SCCC are usually the same as what you would have been taking in your first 2 years at any college. Therefore you should expect to go to a senior college as a Junior or third-year student. In most cases a B.A. or B.S. = A.A. or A.S. + 2 more years of study at a senior college.
SCCC offers transfer counselors to assist you in choosing the senior college that is right for you. Whether your sights are set on a college in California, Hawaii or in the Capital District, we can help you find a college and make the transition a smooth one.
Transfer Walk-in Hours: Tuesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. Walk-in hours are available for students with quick transfer related questions. Meetings are limited to 15 or 20 minutes and are handled on a first come, first served basis.
Individual Appointments: Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (evening appointments available) Individual appointments are available to SCCC students who are in need of working one-on-one with our professional staff regarding transfer college planning. To make an appointment, call 381-1342 or 381-1277 or stop by Student Affairs, Elston Hall, Room 222.
It takes self-awareness, accurate information, and a little research to make an informed decision and a smooth transfer! So let’s get started.
The most successful Transfer Plans are those that are completed early.Your first step is one of self awareness…what type of college is best for you? Use the information on the 10 Steps to An Easy Transfer page which will help you with the decision making process.
As you start this process here are a few things to remember:
- Be a wise consumer. Whatever transfer information you receive should be validated by the school where you are applying.
- Keep your grades as high as possible from the first time you enroll in college. Transfer colleges will see all of your grades. Avoid FX’s, W’s and grades lower than C. Go to the Tutoring Center (Elston 328 C), the Writing Center or the Math Lab for help or go to your instructors office hours to get extra help. Save all of your course syllabi, they may help you to justify transfer credit later.
- Think out of the box. Look at alternative schools; 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 to cover all bases.
- Stay Organized by keeping files of all correspondence you have with schools that you are applying to and then with your new college once you are accepted.
- Find out about all deadlines and stay ahead of them.
- Familiarize yourself with the people and resources available on campus. All of these people may assist you in your college selection:
Next, use the following services offered by Student Affairs in Elston 222:
- College Search Programs…check out www.Collegeboard.com, www.princetonreview.com, www.petersons.com, www.suny.edu/student, www.campustours.com
- Individual sessions with a Transfer Counselor (email: email@example.com to set up an appointment or walk-ins on Tuesday from 9-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday from 1-4 p.m.)
- College Transfer Days
- Transfer Workshops and Seminars (Register with EASE for annual calendar of workshops)
- Admissions Recruiters on campus from senior level colleges (See EASE Calendar for dates)
- Alumni Connections (Visit or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
- Phi Theta Kappa scholarship information
- Information on Joint Admissions
- Information on articulation or Transfer Agreements with other colleges
- Transfer Handbook (Available in Elston 223)
- Assistance with completing admissions applications
Additional Transfer Information
SUNY General Education Requirement that you should choose at SCCC
College Application Information:
- National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant
- College and University Rankings
- The Smart Students Guide to Studying in the US
- Virtual College Tours
- Forgiveness Policy for Teachers
- College Criteria
- 100 Best Private College Values
- 50 Best Values in Public Colleges
- Disability Friendly Colleges
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