Friday, July 8, 2016

Planning to Transfer to University? Three Tips for You

Many Vol State students transfer to a four-year college or university. Here are a few things that sophomores and even freshmen should be aware of:

-Figure out which universities are on your short list for transfer and investigate those schools for the major you are considering. You should do this right away, primarily to make sure you take the correct classes at Vol State to apply to the major at your future university.

-See if a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) is available for your major and the schools you are interested in. TTPs provide a clear pathway by giving you the Vol State classes you need to take to ensure total credit transfer for your major. It's easy to do. Just visit this list and find your major. It will then show you which universities offer a TTP in that area.

-Once you have a plan, stick to it. You could waste time and money taking classes you won't need and that won't apply towards a new major. We certainly want everyone to be happy with their choice, but many students don't understand the downside of changing a major. It can impact Financial Aid as well.

You academic advisor can help with many of these questions. The Vol State Advising Center can also help with some contacts and ideas. Have a great semester!

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