Steps to Transfer
Step One - Start Early and Plan Ahead
Begin the processing of researching universities as soon as you enroll at San Antonio College! Advisors are available to help you to define your short and long-term goals. We recommend choosing the school you are planning to transfer to by the end of your first semester.
Step Two - Choose an Institution
Obtain degree plans and transfer advising guides for the major and universities that you are considering. Your first factors to consider should be:
- Availability of majors
- Location of the university
- Size of the university
- Is the university public or private?
- Costs - to include tuition, financial aid and possible scholarship information
- Admissions requirements - G.P.A. and due dates for admission applications
- Availability of Student Housing
Step Three - Research Your Options
The more that you know about your school choices the sooner you can decide if that institution is a good fit for your. Additional factors you should consider are:
- Admission requirements - G.P.A. requirements
- Policies regarding repeated courses & G.P.A. calculation
- Does a grade of "D" transfer?
- Minimum and maximum transfer credits accepted
- Talk to a university representative
- After visiting the campus, can you picture yourself there as a student?
- All related tuition and living costs
- Individual class size
Step Four - Get Organized
The transfer process involves many deadlines. The deadlines you will need to find out about include but are not limited to:
- Application deadline
- Financial Aid deadline
- Scholarship Requirements and deadlines
- Housing Application deadlines
Always make and keep a copy of everything you submit to an institution. It is also a good idea to note the date and person you speak to and the information that you discussed.
Step Five - Develop Your Plan
If you have done your homework as we have suggested, you are keeping good records, and you are aware of your deadlines, then you are well on your way to a successful transfer.If your first transfer university choice is highly selective you may want to have a secondary transfer plan.
Common University Application Requirements:
- Admissions Application
- Application Fee (fees vary by university & some offer financial need waivers)
- Official Transcripts
- Vaccination Records
- Testing Records (supplemental - dependent on university requirements)
- Writing Statement (supplemental - dependent on university requirements)
- Letters of Recommendation (supplemental - dependent on university requirements)