Transferring from San Jac

Planning to Transfer to a University or College?

If so, meet with an educational planner or counselor early in your academic career to ensure your courses will transfer. Your future university’s website is the best resource for information regarding admissions, testing, deadlines, GPA requirements, and transfer plans. Watch the video below for more info and tips on transferring, plus read our step-by-step guide.

Transferring to a University
Steps To Transfer
  • Confirm your San Jac degree program / major
  • Identify transfer plans and course sequences for your intended universities
  • Get assistance exploring Transfer Pathways
  • Access career services resources
  • Visit potential universities to get a feel for the campus environment
  • If you can't visit in person, utilize the many virtual tours offered by universities
  • Determine the "best fit" for your major, interests, needs and budget
  • Meet with a university transfer advisor to review your coursework and discuss admission requirements for your intended major
  • Visit your transfer institution's website to understand their admissions requirements and application process
  • Submit your transfer admission application by the posted deadlines
  • Submit your official transcripts and other required documents if any (example: test scores, essays, letters of recommendations, etc.)
  • Pay the admissions application fee or potentially get your application fee waived (offered by some universities for students who demonstrate need or who participate in transfer admissions activities)
  • Monitor your email for correspondence from the university regarding your next steps in the admissions process
  • Meet with a university advisor to review successful transfer courses, discuss your transfer GPA, and plan out future courses to complete your bachelor's degree
  • Attend a transfer orientation and get registered
  • Apply for services such as financial aid, scholarships, veteran’s benefits and accessibility services, if applicable.
  • Explore on-campus housing, student involvement and activities, tutoring services, career services, and other on campus resources to enhance your college experience
Things to consider about Transferring
  • Does your target institution offer your field of study / major?
  • What is the minimum GPA required to transfer?
  • Is there an additional / higher GPA requirement for my major?
  • What is the deadline to apply for admissions?
  • What is the deadline to apply for scholarships and financial aid?
  • What is the deadline to apply for Veteran's benefits (if applicable)?
  • Compare the cost between universities you're considering. Does it cost more to go to one than the other?
  • Does this university require that you live on campus?
  • Did you apply for financial aid?
  • Did you apply for veterans’ benefits?
  • Do you qualify for any application fee waivers?
  • Do you qualify for any exemptions?
  • Are there more classes you can take at San Jac before transferring?
  • Have you scheduled a campus visit?
  • Are you willing to relocate to another city to attend this university?
  • Have you thought about your transportation needs for this campus? Can you commute and park your vehicle on campus or is there public transit available?
  • Reach out to the university representatives for assistance (admissions, financial aid, advising, etc.)
  • Contact an Educational Planner on any San Jac Campus
  • Review the Transfer Credit Guide