University Transfer Planning

Don’t wait! If a four-year degree or higher is a part of your academic and career plan, it is never too early to start preparing. The sooner you can enter a degree pathway and choose a destination university, the less chance of delay or additional cost or course credits.

Before Beginning at TCC

Choose a Path – Every journey starts with a first step. Your first step on the path to a bachelor’s degree is choosing an academic program and career of interest. Need help? Our Career Services and Academic Advising team are ready to support you. Career Services has career planning and assessment tools available online to help you explore your interests, career options, and potential salary, and anticipated occupational growth.

Tulsa Achieves – The Tulsa Achieves funding program provides up to 100% tuition and fees to Tulsa County residents who are graduating high school seniors and enroll at Tulsa Community College the fall after they graduate. The program pays for up to 63 college credit hours or up to three years of college, whichever comes first.

Semester One at TCC

Make a Plan – Now that you have chosen an academic and career path, it is time to make a plan to get you to your bachelor’s degree. Talk with your academic advisor about creating your personal academic plan. Be sure to notify your advisor your intentions to transfer, what bachelor’s degree options you might be interested in pursuing, and, if you know, which university you might want to attend.

Three Semesters Before You Plan to Transfer

Start Your Research – Your first academic year is a great time to start researching your potential transfer university. We recommend exploring the academic program you are interested in, scholarships, application requirements, and student life. Drop by the TCC Transfer Center to meet with a representative from your prospective institution. Plan a campus visit, if possible, and review all application and scholarship deadlines so you will be prepared.

Talk to a Faculty Member – Talk to a faculty member in your major, they can provide expert advice about programs of study in your field.

Two Semesters Before You Plan to Transfer

Time to Apply! – University application deadlines can vary by program, but typically two semesters before your transfer you will need to prepare and submit your application. Scholarship applications may also be due during this time. Need help with application or scholarship essays? Consider meeting with a TCC tutor at the Writing Center. Career Services is a great resource for interview practice to prepare for that scholarship interview.

Make Sure You Are On Track – Meet with your TCC advisor and an advisor from your transfer university to verify your coursework is on track. Talk to these support resources early and often throughout your transfer planning!

One Semester Before You Plan to Transfer

File for Graduation at TCC – Congratulations! You are ready to graduate with your TCC associate degree. File for graduation and remember to submit your final transcript to your university.

Renew your FAFSA and Review Your Financial Aid Information – This is an important step in preparing for transfer for your next institution. Work with the Financial Aid team at your transfer university.

Enroll at Your Transfer University – Enroll and choose classes at your university.

Semester One at Your University

Attend New Student Orientation – It is strongly recommended that you attend a transfer student or new student orientation at your university to learn about the resources, programs, and student experiences available. Getting involved on your new campus is proven to contribute to student success!

Remember – You will always be a part of the TCC family! TCC is committed to our mission of building success through education and your success at achieving your bachelor’s degree, and beyond, is how we meet our mission.