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Tips for the Transfer Student

Top Tips for Students who Plan to Transfer

Make a Plan for Transferring!

If you have been to college at any time in your life and are now planning on enrolling in a different college, you are a transfer students. Here are the top tips for making the transition to your future school smooth and easy.

Make Sure You Get the Credit You Deserve

Give the Application Your Best Effort

Most Applications Will Require One or More of the Following Essays

Essay Tips

What Should You Write About?

Plan to Choose a Major

Most four-year colleges will ask you to declare a major subject area of study when you apply for transfer admission. Your choice of major should reflect your choice of a career since these two decisions are inseparable.

Visit the Student Success Hub at NECC. The academic advising staff can advise you in choosing a major and reviewing your career goals.

Be sure that the major you choose will lead to a career in the area you want. Make sure you understand what kind of work a particular degree will lead you to. Before deciding on a major, review college catalogs for the specific courses required for that degree.

A Bachelor’s Degree requires about 120 credit hours distributed among three categories:

Most four-year colleges prefer that you complete most of your General education Requirements and some of your lower division major courses before you transfer. The majority of courses that you take at the four-year college in your third (junior) and fourth (senior) years will be in your major subject area. Your NECC courses will, in most cases, be transferred as General Education Requirements or as electives. Carefully selecting your courses at NECC will assure you that you will be able to complete your bachelor’s degree in two years if you are a full-time student.

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