Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Successful Transfer Planning

Whether you transfer with or without an Associate degree if you plan to transfer, you need to understand the transfer process. Meeting with a transfer counselor is critical to a successful transfer. Below are some additional items that will assist in your planning.

  • Identify early, in your first or second semester, that your goal is to transfer.
  • Identify the school and major intended for transfer.
  • Know and use the resources available for transfer students both at CCAC and the transfer institution.
  • Know and fulfill the transfer requirements of the target institution including the minimum QPA required for admission and the particular course requirements.
  • Understand that the acceptance of credits at a transfer institution is the decision of the transfer college, not of CCAC, and depends on your fulfillment of the transfer requirements.
  • Understand that some courses may transfer but are not required within the major at the four-year college.


Early Decision-Making is Important


  • Decide early that transferring to a four-year college to complete your bachelor’s degree is your goal.
  • During your first or second semester, decide where you would like to transfer and the major you intend to pursue.
  • If you wait until you are in your second year at CCAC to begin to work on the transfer process, you might find that you have not taken the appropriate courses that your transfer institution requires.
  • Register for the correct courses to maximize the number of credits that will transfer.
  • Make an appointment with your campus transfer counselor.  The transfer counselor will assist you in selecting the appropriate courses based on the requirements of the transfer school.