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Transferring from a community college to a 4 year school: Jamestown Community College shows what to do
Submitted by Sandra Porter on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 12:00am
Completing a two-year bioscience degree, or a certificate, at a community college is pretty straightforward. You get a list of courses from the college, you take them, and you get your degree.
But what if you want to continue your education and finish a bachelors degree? That path can be murky.
It's not always clear which colleges will accept the degree from your community college. And it can be hard to tell how your will credits transfer.
Will you have to repeat classes because the classes you took at the community college don't transfer? What should you do?
It sure would be nice to have a road map.
Students attending the biotech program at Jamestown Community College (JCC) are lucky to have just that!
JCC has put up one of the best sites for transferring students that I've ever seen.
How does this work?
1. A student goes to the JCC Transfer Agreement web page and chooses their JCC program.
I picked "biotechnology" in the example below.
2. They click "Search" and they get a list of colleges that accept this major as a transfer degree.
3. They click "View" and they get all the details.
And, even better, if they View the information for a college and click the link to "Download details of agreement," they get the articulation agreement between JCC and the other college.
Not only is this great for students, these articulation agreements would be good examples for other colleges, too.
Does your college have a web page like this? Would you like to have colleges that articulate with yours, listed on your Bio-Link program page?
Complete this form and let us know! Articulation information