Completing the Transfer

Completing the Transfer to a 4-Year School

Admission and Registration

Your first step is to contact the school in which you plan to transfer for specific requirements and procedures for admission. Most schools have offices specifically designated to work with incoming transfer students.  Requirements most often consist of the following:

  • Admission application for that school;
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended (Students must request official transcripts from each school individually to be sent to the 4-year institution. Request an official transcript from WKCTC;
  • ACT scores if transferring with less than 24 credit hours (excluding transitional coursework) or entering a program of study with minimum ACT requirements;
  • High school transcripts if transferring with less than 24 credit hours;
  • Any other materials required for selective admission programs

Schools have different deadlines for application, scholarships, financial aid, and registration.  It is a good idea to contact schools two semesters before you plan to transfer to ensure that you meet priority deadlines and are eligible for advanced registration. 

After you have applied, you can expect to receive notification of acceptance which will give you information about your next step. You may have to attend an orientation day on which you will learn about the campus, meet with an advisor in your major who will help you plan your schedule, and learn the registration procedures and online student system for your new school. You should also receive a copy of your transcript evaluation (credit that school will award you based on your work here at WKCTC or any other colleges), often called a degree audit, to aid in choosing the classes to meet your program requirements.

Housing and Meal Plans

Even if you may choose to live off-campus, you are encouraged to apply for housing.  Most schools offer single and family housing options.  Housing plans require a deposit and often a mandatory meal plan, where you deposit a set amount of money for you to use for meals at the various campus cafeterias and vending areas.  Each school will provide you with a brochure describing all of their housing.

Transfer Scholarships

Several regional baccalaureate institutions offer scholarships specifically for transfer students. This means that only transfer students will meet the criteria and be competing for them. To see if your school of choice offers a transfer scholarship search KnowHow2Transfer.org or contact the school's transfer or scholarship office.