Many Garrett College graduates successfully transition to four-year institutions in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree, and beyond. Students who complete an Associate's Degree are more likely to experience maximum credit transferability. Graduates also have special opportunities to earn scholarships and deep discounts at four-year institutions, such as Frostburg State University, West Virginia University, and Bucknell University. To help navigate students through the transfer process, you can browse information below regarding transfer resources, Articulation Agreements, scholarships, top transfer destinations, and transfer testimonials from former GC graduates.
Advisors are also available to assist students in the transfer process beginning as early as the first semester at GC! Contact the Advising & Academic Success Center at 301.387.3715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garrett College Transfer Timeline will help you distinguish which transfer-related activities you should be involved with each semester, beginning with your first. The Advising & Academic Success Center also publishes a Transfer Guide Booklet, which guides students from major selection through successful transfer. Stop by room 519 for printed copies of either of these resources.
In addition to the in-house publications, the following websites provide self-guided features to assist students in the community college to four-year institution transfer process:
- ARTSYS: Check transferability to University of Maryland System schools.
- WVU Equivalencies:: Check transferability to WVU System schools.
- College Board:: Search colleges and universities by location, majors, cost, and more.
Each Columbus Day, Garrett College hosts an annual Transfer Day, an event that attracts 30+ four-year institutions to campus between 11AM and 2PM to speak with students in the Laker’s Café and hallway area. This is an excellent opportunity to explore regional colleges and universities in pursuit of your transfer destination.
Garrett College works with four-year colleges and universities to create clear pathways for our students who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree. These articulation agreements help make sure you get the most out of your GC credits as possible.
Browse Articulation Agreements by Program of Study:
|Frostburg State University||B.S. Adventure Sports Management||View Transfer Agreement|
In addition to articulation agreements for specific programs, Garrett College maintains successful partnerships with universities to provide special benefits to GC graduates.
Browse Alliance Agreements with Special Benefits to GC Graduates:
|Guaranteed acceptance, increased credit transfer toward baccalaureate degree, online programs, and other benefits||View Transfer Agreement|
|Enrollment Agreement and Tuition Discount / Scholarship Benefits||View Transfer Agreement|
Graduates have special opportunities to earn scholarships and deep discounts at highly regarded four-year institutions.
DID YOU KNOW…
- Garrett College graduates have the opportunity to receive in-state tuition rates at West Virginia University? Check out WVU’s Reduced Tuition for Garrett College Students page for further information.
- Garrett College partners with Bucknell University, a private liberal arts institution in Pennsylvania, to offer a full-tuition scholarship valued in excess of $100,000! Visit the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program page for details.
Some of the most popular transfer scholarships Garrett College graduates have the opportunity to pursue include:
|Completion Scholarship||Guaranteed admission and deeply discounted tuition|
|West Virginia University Reduced Tuition for Garrett College Students||Approx. $8,500 per year|
|University System of Maryland Regents Scholars Program||Up to approx. $10,000 per year|
|Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships||Up to $40,000 per year|
Garrett College graduates choose to transfer to colleges and universities across the nation! The most popular transfer destinations are those with significant scholarship opportunities and clear transfer pathways. Some of the most frequented transfer destinations of GC graduates include:
- Allegany College of Maryland (for Allied Health Programs)
- Bucknell University (by way of the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program)
- Franklin University
- Frostburg State University
- University of Maryland – College Park
- University of Maryland – University College
- University of Maryland System Colleges (Other)
- West Virginia University
Check out some of Garrett College’s transfer success stories!
"Graduating with my associates from Garrett before moving on to Frostburg was the best decision I've ever made. I transferred so many credits to Frostburg and saved so much money. The transfer process was simple. Because I got a degree, all of my credits transferred with no problems! I'm so thankful for Garrett College. The staff and the experiences I had there really prepared me to move on to a bigger university!"
"The transfer program at Garrett helped me better prepare myself for attending a four year university. I made the choice to attend Garrett because there was some uncertainty about my future plans. The transfer program made the transition to Frostburg State University very easy and painless!"
"My experience at Garrett College was truly amazing and unexpected. I received the Bucknell Community College Scholarship Program scholarship and it has changed my life entirely. I now have a full ride scholarship to Bucknell University, and it wouldn’t be possible without the help of Ashley Ruby and the other amazing staff at Garrett College. Without their encouragement and challenging me to be the best student I could possibly be, I would not be the ambitious student I am today! Go Lakers!"
"Transferring to ACM from Garrett College was so easy! My advisor was AMAZING! She was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what I needed and when I needed it by to make the transition as smooth as possible. She genuinely cared about her students! Garrett College is a great place to begin your college career!"
Please contact the Advising & Academic Success Center by calling 301-387-3715 or emailing email@example.com to learn more about available services