Transfer Planning Guide

Get a smart start on your bachelor’s degree!

Click the headers below for recommendations and resources that will better prepare you for success at ACC and as you plan your future transfer. Download a PDF version this Transfer Preparation Guide here.

What to do when you have between 0-15 hours

What to do when you have 16+ hours

16+ Hours

  • Confirm your major
  • Meet with your Area of Study or Faculty Advisor
  • Continue to use appropriate Area of Study Program Maps and university transfer guides to select ACC courses – make sure you have the most current version
  • Connect with universities:
    • Visit university campuses
    • Find out if ACC is organizing university tours
    • Attend university transfer visits days (ex. Bobcat Days, Aggieland Saturday)
    • Attend college transfer fairs
    • Schedule a meeting with a university representative
  • Research intended transfer destinations to find your right fit
  • Add application (and major) deadlines to your calendar
    • Take note of transfer applicant requirements
  • Attend ACC transfer workshops and events or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Transfer Specialist

Academic Preparation

Build a Solid Academic Foundation

The Holistic Application

Strengthen Your Holistic Application

The Application Process

The Application Process

  • Complete your ApplyTexas or university application and submit all required documents before the application deadline
  • Follow through with all post-acceptance instructions (orientation, advising, registration, etc)
  • Follow up with the university to ensure your application is complete
  • Add all school codes for all universities in which you are applying on your financial aid application 
  • Complete university financial aid process early
  • Attend ACC financial aid exit loan counseling
  • Don’t forget to complete your ACC degree & apply for ACC graduation
  • Participate in Reverse Transfer by giving your university consent to release your transcript to ACC on the ApplyTexas admission application

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