Freshmen and sophomores: If you are planning to transfer to a university you want to make sure that you are on the right path. Why? Taking the correct classes for your major will make transfer easier to university. You want to take the classes that you need and perhaps not take the classes that will not transfer to the university you choose.
How do you stay on track? The most important way is by seeing your advisor before you register each semester. That’s coming up soon. November 9 and 10 is priority registration for spring 2016, so it would be a good idea to see your advisor now. If you don’t know who your advisor is you can look it up on My Vol State under your contact information. If you have problems reaching your advisor contact the Division office for your major.
A great way to ensure that all of your Vol State credits transfer to a particular university program is by picking a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP). With a Tennessee Transfer Pathway, community college students who want to complete a bachelor's degree are guaranteed that all of their credits will transfer to a particular public or private university program, if those students choose one of more than 50 different majors offering transfer pathways and take the correct courses. Even sophomores should take a look. Talk over what you see with your advisor.
With TTPs you can:
-Transfer seamlessly to a four-year institution
-Know which courses will count toward the completion of your particular major
-Maximize your credit transfer
-Be rest assured your credits will transfer
It’s easy to find out what programs are included for Vol State students and where those programs transfer. Just visit our web site: www.volstate.edu/pathways
Click on the link that lists the majors at the bottom of the page. It will show you which classes you need to take for that pathway. Underneath it will show the universities that participate in that transfer pathway. Not all universities have transfer pathways in every major area. You need to check carefully and talk it over with your advisor.