Transfer Services

NAME OF CONTACT:    Ashley Ruby
    Office: Room 521 (in library)
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The Advising and Academic Success Center is eager to aid students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution after graduation from Garrett College in order to complete a higher level degree and maximize the number of credits that will transfer. As a guide, we offer students a complete Transfer Timeline checklist to aid in the transfer process, beginning in the first semester through graduation from Garrett College. We offer assessment tools to students to help identify areas of career interest, possible majors, and transfer institutions, both locally and nationally, that match the student’s educational goals. An advisor will guide students in examining the transferability of their credits to other colleges/universities, particularly to institutions with which we maintain articulation agreements and those that offer outstanding transfer scholarships to eligible Garrett College students.


As part of our transfer services, the Advising and Academic Success Center coordinates and hosts the Garrett College annual Transfer Day, held every fall (scheduled for October 13, 2015, in Garrett College's Laker's Café, 11AM-1PM), for transfer seeking students eager to gather information about some of the more common colleges/universities to which Garrett College students’ transfer.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY ALERT: Garrett College proudly partners with Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA through the Bucknell Community Scholars Program, to provide an amazing transfer scholarship opportunity for high achieving, low-to-moderate income Associate’s Degree seeking students. Visit out Bucknell Community College Scholars Program page for further information.

We suggest that you take the following steps early on in your college education to be better prepared for the transfer process.  It should be your overall goal to complete a degree so that when you transfer, all of the credits you worked so hard for will be accepted by your transfer institution.


First Semester Transfer Checklist: (0 – 15 credits)

Students who are part-time, transferring to Garrett College or for other reasons taking more or less than 4 semesters should use the number of credits as the timeline guide.

    • Work closely with your Academic and/or your Faculty Advisor to plan coursework that meets your career and transfer goals.  Use the recommended sequencing for your major (if available) as listed in the catalog to set up a two-year plan.
    • If you are unsure of your major and/or career goals, make an appointment with the Advising and Academic Success Center to do some self-assessment using KUDER and other resources.
    • As part of your self-assessment, identify things that are important for you in realizing your goals and things that by necessity limit your choices (i.e. attending a school close to home).
    • Investigate program-related clubs and activities that will allow you to gain experience and build your resume.  Consider getting involved!!
    • Explore 4-year colleges that meet your goals; identify at least 5 – 8 that may be good matches for you considering your priorities and parameters.

 * Steps might need to be completed earlier if you are in a one year program at Garrett College that prepares you to transfer to another institution (e.g. Allied health transfer programs to Allegany College of Maryland. 

**   To access checklists for subsequent semesters, please see the Transfer Timeline available in the Advising and Academic Success Center, or available online through the link below.