Timeline for Transfer Students
- Focus on taking your general education core classes. Follow the transfer and articulation agreement course requirements from the college catalog. If your major requires a specific sequence of courses, begin that sequence your first semester.
- Explore majors: Your choice of major could narrow your list of transfer institutions. The Discover Program is a helpful tool to research majors. Ask the Registrar's office for a token number to access the Discover Program.
- Keep your advisor informed. Let your advisor know when you have decided on a transfer institution or if you decide to change your major.
- Research transfer schools. Use the internet and the Discover program; talk with advisors, family and friends.
- Attend transfer student visit days or go on a campus visit at 4-year institutions. Be sure to ask to speak with a representative in your chosen academic area!
- Sign up for email list serves and request general information from the Admissions Offices of the 4-year institutions you are interested in.
- Keep your grades up. Many 4-year schools have minimum GPA requirements.
- Participate in college activities to increase your chances of admission into specific colleges or programs.
- Take a couple of courses if you are running behind schedule. You want to get that Associate’s degree before transferring!
- Visit the transfer school(s) you want to attend if you haven’t already done so.
Sophomore Year (1st semester - fall):
- Narrow down your potential transfer schools to your top two choices. Make follow up contacts with academic advisors in your field of study and/or Admissions and Financial Aid.
- Complete a dual advising form for the 4-year institution you are interested in (some colleges do not have this service).
- Submit the application for admission to the school(s) of your choice.
Sophomore Year (2nd semester – spring):
- Make the final decision on your transfer college.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The priority deadline is March 1 st. Follow up with the college until your FAFSA application is complete.
- Submit a scholarship application. Many Kansas schools have a NOVEMBER PRIORITY deadline.
- Look at housing options and turn in a residence hall contract if you decide to live on campus.
- Register for classes. The Regents colleges in Kansas have transfer enrollment days in April. You must be admitted to the college before attending an enrollment day. Don’t forget to take a copy of your Cowley transcript with you to your enrollment appointment.
- Go to Cowley’s Registrar’s office and arrange to have your official CCCC transcript sent to your transfer institution as soon as you graduate.