Do you plan to transfer to a four year college or university?
Consider items such as size, distance from home, housing options, cost, and if the school offers the degree you wish to pursue.
As you plan your transfer to a four-year college or university, you want to know HOW will your classes transfer.
- Will this class satisfy a requirement or elective for my desired degree?”
- Start the transfer discussion early with your Kirtland academic advisor. Getting regular advisement from an academic advisor will help you complete course requirements for a Kirtland certificate or degree and prepare for transfer to the college or university of your choice.
- Review available transfer and/or articulation agreements.
The following steps will be helpful for a successful transfer:
Check your progress toward transferring
Meet with a Kirtland academic advisor regularly. Call Student Services at 989-275-5000 ext. 280 to make an appointment.
If planning to use the Michigan Transfer Agreement, make sure you are taking the appropriate courses.
Ask about articulation agreements available at your transfer college/university (agreements between colleges and universities for how classes will transfer).
Gather information about potential transfer schools
Meet with college representatives on the Kirtland campus or meet with them virtually to discuss the transfer admission process and ask about degree requirements. Keep records of your discussions and copies of correspondence you send.
Not sure what to ask the transfer school? Check out the following list of transfer questions.
Contact the admissions offices at transfer schools and visit the campus.
Bring a copy of your transcripts when you visit the campus.
Students may obtain their unofficial transcript through myKirtland: Log on to myKirtland -> click on Student tab -> click on Course History page in the left navigation -> Unofficial Transcript portlet -> click on View Unofficial Transcript.
Become familiar with the general education requirements for the transfer school and whether MTA is accepted there.
Use the college catalog at your transfer school to become familiar with the curriculum for your transfer major.
Be aware of the cost of attendance and make a financial plan.
Apply early and follow your transfer school’s checklist
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 school.
Click on the following links to connect with websites that may be helpful in your transfer process:
- Michigan Transfer Network: A listing of transfer equivalencies by college/university. If you have a question regarding a specific course equivalency, please contact Renae Klee, Associate Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All students starting in Fall 2014 or after follow the Michigan Transfer Agreement.
- Transfer Resources for the Michigan Community College Student: A link to the MACRAO pamphlet outlining transfer resources for community college students.
- Reverse Transfer: Did you transfer to a four-year university before you earned your associate degree? Students now have the option to transfer those university credits back to their community college to complete their associate degree through Reverse Transfer!
Is there a question you have that isn’t addressed on our transfer page?
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