University Transfer Planning

Every journey begins with a first step. If a four-year degree or higher is a part of your academic and career plan, it is never too early to start preparing. TCC is here to help you design a personal plan to reach your goals.

Before Beginning at TCC

Choose a Path

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 Office has planning and assessment tools available to help you explore your interests, career options, potential salaries, and anticipated job growth.

Apply for Tulsa Achieves and Financial Aid

Most TCC students qualify for some kind of financial aid. Financial Aid comes in many forms including grants, scholarships, loans, private sources, and more. 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. That is half your bachelor’s degree – covered!

Semester One at TCC

Make a Plan

Now that you have chosen a path, it’s time to make a plan to get you to your bachelor’s degree. Talk with your academic advisor about options and which academic programs and universities you are interested in pursuing.

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. Check out the TCC Transfer Center schedule to meet with a representative from your prospective university and use the Transfer Research Worksheet to keep track of details.

Connect with a TCC Faculty Member

Faculty members in your major can provide expert advice about programs of study in your field.

Two Semesters Before You Plan to Transfer

Time to Apply

Deadlines can vary by program, typically two semesters before you are planning to transfer is when you will need to prepare and submit your university application.

Research Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship applications may also be due during this time. Get help with application or essay questions from a TCC tutor at the Writing Center. Career Services is a great resource for scholarship and admission interview practice!

Renew your FAFSA and Review Your Financial Aid Information

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens October 1 each year for the following academic year. This is an important step in preparing for transfer to your next institution and will help you know your overall costs early. The financial aid office at your transfer university can help you with this process and moving your aid.

Make Sure You’re 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!

Final Semester at TCC

Enroll at Your Transfer University

Choose classes and enroll at your university.

File for Graduation at TCC

Congratulations! You are ready to graduate with your TCC associate’s degree. File for graduation with your TCC advisor and remember to submit your official transcript to your university.

Semester One at Your University

Attend New Student Orientation

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!