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10 Colleges, Endless Possibilities
University Transfer Myths
Ways to Afford College
Cool Tools for Transfer
10 Steps to a Successful Transfer
College & University Partnerships
State, Private, and Out-of-State Transfer Partners
Signature Transfer Partnerships
ASU Alliance, NAU Connection, and UA Partnerships
Find a College Near You!
What You Should Know
Explore Your Financial Aid Options
Building a Partnership for Success
Tools to Help You on Your Transfer Journey
Important Steps in the Transfer Process
Do These Things Before You Transfer
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where do I start? The Maricopa Community Colleges provide an affordable way for you to progress toward a bachelor’s degree by completing the first two years at a Maricopa College near you and then transferring to a four-year college or university. You will save money, learn from highly qualified faculty, and get to know yourself as a student by
What are my degree options?
If you are just out of high school, beginning or returning college, or seeking lifelong education, you will find that the
starting your college education at a Maricopa Community College.
Maricopa Community Colleges offer a wide range of opportunities.
What do I need to take?
you to transfer to a four-year university. Depending on the
Whether you are decided or undecided about a major, if you know that you will eventually transfer to a university, it’s best to begin with the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC). AGEC is a 35-semester-credit, general education program of study that fulfills lower-division general education requirements. Completion of the AGEC with a grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale guarantees assured admission to any of the Arizona state public universities if you are a resident student. Once you complete the AGEC, you are more than halfway to completing an associate’s degree. Meet with an academic advisor to determine if an AGEC is appropriate for your degree or program. If it is, an advisor can help you select the AGEC courses that apply toward your major.
Why should I transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree?
The Colleges offer academic associate’s degrees that will prepare bachelor’s degree you plan to pursue, you can select from these transfer degrees:
Associate in Arts (AA)
Associate in Business (ABUS)
Associate in Science (AS)
Associate in Arts in Elementary Education (AAEE)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts-Art (AAFA)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts-Dance (AAFA)
Associate in Arts, Fine Arts-Theatre (AAFA)
Work with a college advisor to determine which associate’s degree is the best preparation for your university major. Specialized transfer options are also available for students who successfully complete Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees. AAS graduates are eligible for admission into a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at any Arizona public university offering the BAS degree. Please meet with an academic advisor to
Preparing for a successful career in a demanding job
discuss AAS to BAS pathways.
market requires advanced education. Benefits of completing
Why should I earn an associate’s degree first?
a bachelor’s degree include increased career opportunities, knowledge, and skills that keep you competitive in the job market. The amount of education you receive also influences lifelong earnings. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the highest graduate earnings are coupled with the highest levels of educational attainment. Graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree earn nearly twice the lifelong earnings of workers who have only a high school diploma.
Besides acknowledging your efforts and providing you with a sense of completion and achievement, your degree may offer you several of these advantages: • Helps you qualify for a job or promotion • Guarantees admission into many Maricopa partner institutions • Meets transfer conditions for specific programs • Prepares you academically to enter university programs • Assures a smooth transition by maximizing the applicability and transferability of your academic credits • Helps you qualify for tuition discounts and scholarships at
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Maricopa partner institutions
E N D L E S S
Chandler-Gilbert - Pecos Campus 2626 E. Pecos Rd., Chandler, AZ 85225
Estrella Mountain Main Campus 3000 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale, AZ 85392
Chandler-Gilbert - Williams Campus 7360 E. Tahoe Ave., Mesa, AZ 85212
cgc .edu 480 -732 -7000
Chandler-Gilbert - Sun Lakes Center 25105 S. Alma School Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
GateWay 108 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
cc .ed u ga tew a y 000 6 8 602-2 -8
Mesa - Southern & Dobson 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202
Mesa - Downtown Center 145 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
in.ed u mo unta estrella 35-8000 623-9
Estrella Mountain - SouthWest Skill Center 3000 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale, AZ 85392 623-535-2700
Glendale - Main Campus 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302
Maricopa Skill Center 1245 E. Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-238-4300
Mesa - Red Mountain Campus 7110 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, AZ 85207
P O S S I B I L I T I E S
Communiversity@Surprise 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374
g cca z .e du 623-845 -3000
Glendale - North Campus 5727 W. Happy Valley Rd., Glendale, AZ 85310
Paradise Valley 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032
mesac c.edu 480- 4 61-70 00
PVCC at Black Mountain 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85266
.ed u eva ll ey pa radis 7- 6500 602-78
Rio Salado College 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Phoenix College 1202 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013
u olleg e.ed phoenixc 800 -7 5 8 -2 2 60
PC Downtown 640 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 Communiversity @ Surprise 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374
Communiversity @ Surprise 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 East Valley Veterans Education Center 2055 S. Cottonwood Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
ri os al ad o.edu 480-517- 8000
South Mountain - 24th Street Campus 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85042 Scottsdale 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85256
scotts da 480- 4 lecc .ed u 23-60 00
SCC Business Institute 14350 N. 87th St., Suite 185, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
South Mountain - Ahwatukee Foothills Center 10429 S. 51st St., Suite 101 â€˘ Phoenix, AZ 85044 South Mountain - Guadalupe Center 9233 S. Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe, AZ 85283
cc .ed u o untain so uthm 43-8000 602-2
South Mountain - Laveen Center 5001 W. Dobbins Rd., Laveen, AZ 85339
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ccording to U.S. News & World Report, about 30 percent
of college students today will transfer to a different college.
Students may decide to transfer for a variety of reasons – they
may want to be closer to home, or they have decided to pursue a different major. Regardless of the reason, many transfer
guides between the two institutions. These agreements and
students are faced with common misconceptions regarding the
guides explain what will transfer and how it will apply to a degree
program. Web sites such as aztransfer.com (for Arizona’s public institutions) offer a wealth of information regarding course
equivalencies, math and language requirements by major, general I am going to transfer, so what I do now doesn’t
education course options, and much more. If you plan to transfer
matter. I can fail out of this school and still get
out of state, it can be a little trickier. Work with your current
into another school.
academic advisor and one at your transfer institution, if possible, to match up the curriculum as much as you can. Make sure to
Your grades always matter. Most four-year colleges
and universities require a transfer student to have a minimum
discuss the type of accreditation both institutions hold to find out if they are transfer-compatible.
Grade Point Average (GPA) for admission. Plus, there may be a second set of criteria, such as grades in specific prerequisite classes used to be admitted into a specific degree program. Your GPA at one institution does not affect your GPA at another institution, but it can definitely help or hurt your chances of getting in. If it is high enough, it may even help you qualify for a transfer scholarship.
Community college credits are not accepted at
Most community college credits are designed for
transfer. It is very common for students to begin at a community college and transfer to a four-year institution when ready. Something important to keep in mind is that even if a course
My financial aid goes with me wherever I go.
It depends. If your financial aid is in the form of a
is transferable, it may or may not be applicable to your degree program. If you want to graduate in a timely manner, you will want to take classes that transfer and apply to your program.
merit-based scholarship, it may not be transferable. Each college or university will award scholarships based on different criteria. If your financial aid is in the form of a student loan, it may transfer. If financial aid plays a role in the decision to transfer, it is best to discuss the possibilities with financial aid representatives at both your starting school and your transfer school.
There is no reason to take classes that are not
Most college students want to graduate as soon
required for transfer.
as they can, but sometimes it is good to take a class (or two, or three!) just to help you narrow your interests, decide on a career
If I transfer, it will take forever to graduate.
With early planning and use of transfer resources,
path, enrich your personal life, or increase your work skills. As a bonus, they just might count as elective credit toward your degree. But if not, don’t automatically count them out.
students can transfer and still graduate in the same length of time as those who started at that university. If you are planning on transferring, refer to articulation agreements and transfer
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If I transfer, I’ll feel like an outsider.
You are not alone! There are many students who
transfer at any given time during their college career. Make sure to attend new student orientation, or ask about tours or student groups designed for transfer students.
I can transfer whenever I want.
While you may make your decision to transfer at
any time, it is wise to know how many credits could transfer and the minimum GPA the receiving college or university requires for admission. As a general rule, Arizona’s public universities accept up to 64 credits (roughly two years of full-time coursework), with some program-based exceptions when more coursework is accepted. Completing your lower-division general education requirements, program prerequisites, or an associate’s degree prior to transferring will usually facilitate a smoother transfer and greater applicability.
To transfer, all I need is an application.
Each college and university has different transfer
requirements – students will always need more than an application. Fortunately, most institutions’ web sites have step-bystep guides for the transfer process. Online resources, along with guidance from college personnel, will help you keep track of your progress in meeting all requirements.
Every college is the same, so it doesn’t really
There are many different transfer options, and no two
matter where I transfer.
are ever alike! The unique programs and student life vary from one university to the next. Do research and talk to current students to get a feel for what it will be like to attend an institution. Other factors like program availability, mode of instruction, cost, location, student clubs and activities, athletic opportunities, class size, and housing options definitely should be considered. Adapted with permission from The University of Texas at El Paso.
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I want to transfer, but can I
ransfer students may experience “sticker shock” with the noticeable difference in the cost of attending
a four-year institution. Rest assured, there are various financial aid programs that can assist
transfer students in continuing their education. U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens will be considered for some form of federal or state financial aid. Resident status and availability of aid differs from state-to-state, but students are likely to find some form of aid that fits their needs.
Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and student loans. Scholarships are a form of financial aid that is often “merit based.” Students usually apply by submitting an application to the school’s financial aid or scholarship office. Grants, work studies, and student loans are “need based” forms of financial aid. To be considered for these programs, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.edu. gov. Each institution has a unique school code that allows them to receive students’ FAFSA information. Remember, most schools have priority dates or deadlines that must be met in order to be an early applicant and be considered for all financial aid programs.
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The different types of aid available to you are: Scholarships – Financial aid that may or may not require financial need and may be based on grades, major, service hours, or various other criteria. Full-time enrollment is usually required. Contact the scholarship office or your institution’s financial aid web site for specifics on available scholarships.
Grants – Free money from federal and
Tips for Transfer Students: • Indicate your transfer school’s
state sources. The largest grant program
financial aid code on your FAFSA
is the Federal Pell Grant. Grant amounts
(Free Application for Federal
awarded are based on student enrollment
status and the prior year’s tax information.
Work-study Programs – Part-time
• Inform your lender you are going
employment on campus for up to 19 hours per
to be transferring to a different
week, compensated at minimum wage. When a student’s accumulated gross earnings reach his or her Federal Work Study award, he or she stops working under the agreement.
Student Loans – Low-interest loans that do not need to be paid back as long as you are a part-time student taking six credits per semester. With a subsidized loan, the government will also pay the interest while you are in school. The government does not pay the interest on unsubsidized student loans. These loans are determined by dependency status, classification, other aid received, and course load – not need. After the application is received, the financial aid office will send an award letter or e-mail informing the student of the financial aid programs s/he is qualified for. Please be aware, work study and student loans have additional criteria for which to qualify and students may need to submit more information.
institution. • Complete a loan deferment form unless you plan to start paying back loans right away. • Fill out your FAFSA on January 1 or soon after for the following academic year. • Apply by the transfer school’s priority date.
When receiving any form of financial aid, students must meet the institution’s Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements in order to continue receiving aid. These requirements include maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point averages, completing a percentage of the hours attempted, and enrolling in a minimum amount of credit hours. For more information, see your school’s financial aid office, or check the policy on your school’s financial aid web site.
Adapted with permission from The University of Texas at El Paso.
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Acad g n i s i v d A
Academic advisement is a vital resource for students at every stage of their college education. Truly effective advising is a partnership between advisors and students, both pre- and post-transfer. In this collaboration, there are some fundamental responsibilities to consider.
Your advisor should: n Communicate clearly the program requirements, institutional policies, and procedures. n Maintain a broad knowledge base and continuously work to keep up-to-date. n Listen effectively, and ask questions to understand your needs. n Provide appropriate referrals to campus resources. n Work collaboratively with you to develop a clear and comprehensive educational plan (sometimes referred to as a program of study). n Encourage and guide you in defining and developing realistic goals.
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Inform you about online resources for academic information and support services. Be realistically accessible to you: in-person, by telephone, e-mail, or web access and respond to reasonable requests in a timely manner. Help you gain the ability to assume responsibility for your educational choices and achievements and learn from your mistakes or setbacks. Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the institution’s policies and federal and state laws.
As a student, you should: n Meet with your advisor each semester (or as often as your college recommends) to discuss your progress. Depending on the size of your college and how much you are able to do on your own after initial visit(s), sometimes e-mail or phone advisement is more efficient. n Come prepared the first time you see an advisor. Bring your placement test scores, transcripts from other institutions attended, and/or any documents you think may be helpful that are not already in your college’s computer system. If in doubt, call ahead and ask what you should bring. For subsequent advisement sessions, bring degree check sheets, transcripts, and any other materials your advisor provided at prior meetings. n Take notes during your advisement sessions. Make sure you and your advisor are clear on any follow-up tasks you need to do.
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Use what you learn from your advisor to better help yourself. Advisors are teachers and want to empower you to lead the way with your education. Work together on completing tasks and gathering information in order to become more self-reliant as a student. The advisor can assist you with more complex enrollment or academic issues, and you won’t need to wait for him or her to do things you can do on your own. n Ask questions and honestly answer your advisor’s questions. Understanding each other builds trust in your partnership, which will support your overall educational experience. n Research college and program information to increase your knowledge on requirements, policies, and procedures. Being informed will help you make good decisions and know what you need help with. n Be engaged in the conversation and accept responsibility for your actions as a student. Your advisor wants you to succeed but cannot make you succeed. Even if you are unsure of yourself or your goals, your advisor needs to know that you value your education and are ready to do your part. n
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Arizona public and tribal community
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your progress at a Maricopa
colleges and state universities.
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you have. Find details on programs like the Maricopa-ASU
4 â€œFind a Classâ€? search feature
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Pathways Program and the NAU
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status, contact information,
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to a successful
These 10 easy steps will guide you in the right direction and provide strategies for the journey through this exciting transition.
1. examine Make the decision to transfer.
If your career goal requires a bachelorâ€™s degree or higher, or if you just want to make sure to maximize your career options, it is extremely important to understand that transferring is a multi-step process and should start long before you plan on transferring. The decisions you make now about your early classes will likely affect when you transfer and how successfully you transfer, in terms of reaching your goals.
2. research Compare transfer institutions.
Before you start researching transfer institutions, spend some time thinking about what you are looking for in a university. Location, field of study, research opportunities, financial aid programs, and extracurricular opportunities are just a few factors that can contribute to the decision making process. A great source to get started is U.S. News & World Report, which compiles a list of institutions around the nation and their rankings. However, just because an institution is one of the best for your major, it may not necessarily be the best match for you. Take everything into consideration.
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Once you know you plan to eventually transfer, ask for help from
Once you have been admitted to your transfer institution, your
the experts. Most four-year institutions have Transfer Centers
previous coursework must be evaluated and entered into your
or dedicated transfer personnel to guide students through
student file. Depending on the institution, transfer evaluations are
the process. Advisors at the student’s current institution are
usually done in the admissions office or in the registrar’s office. Be
an important resource for any questions concerning majors
aware that thorough transcript evaluations can take an extended
and transferability of credits. Be aware that degree plans are
period of time. Applying early and sending transcripts early
continuously changing and students are responsible for keeping
facilitates the rest of the transfer process.
Ask for help.
4. visit Narrow Options.
In order to attend a preferred transfer institution, you must meet certain admissions requirements. Visit the institution’s web site or admissions office to find out what the requirements are and if there are any deadlines involved. Campus tours are also beneficial to
Talk to your academic advisor.
This is one of the most important steps in the transfer process since it will determine your projected graduation time, show you how your transfer credit will be applied to your degree plan, and familiarize you with the requirements of your new institution. Be prepared with questions when you meet with an advisor in order to
get a feeling of the campus environment and facilities.
get the most from your session.
Attend New Student Orientation.
Deadlines are crucial when it comes to the application process; missing a deadline can delay your transfer. Remember to consider major-specific admissions criteria that may require a separate application. Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements may also be different for specific programs. Consult online admissions timelines and checklists and communicate with an admissions representative and academic advisor in your area of study if you need clarification.
6. submit Provide official documents.
Institutions will require official transcripts and other documents for admissions from previous colleges or universities, high school, and/or testing companies. These can only be requested by you, as the student, either securely online, in person, or by email or mail, depending on the source institution’s policies. Colleges or universities
9. orientation Most institutions have orientation sessions targeted specifically to transfer students. These sessions will introduce you to the services and culture at your new institution. This program is key in helping you adjust to your new surroundings in and out of the classroom.
10. register Choose classes and pay tuition.
Choose classes according to a degree plan that meets your desired time frame to graduate. Having a financial plan is very important in achieving academic goals. Consider payment options, such as financial aid, scholarships, and loans to determine which option is most viable. Remember, the transfer experience depends on what you make of it and understanding all the steps involved. Adapted with permission from The University of Texas at El Paso.
usually charge to send transcripts, so make sure to verify the receiving institution’s address to avoid paying twice. Most institutions will not accept hand-carried documents, so check the accepting school’s policy beforehand.
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he earlier you identify your academic transfer goals, the better! When gathering information, consult a variety of sources including printed resources, web sites, college faculty and staff, and other students. Degree and transfer requirements change, so if you come across conflicting or confusing information, be sure to discuss it with an academic advisor.
Well before you transfer to a university, check into the followingâ€Ś
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) and Associate Degree:
3 If you are completing an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) certificate as part of your associateâ€™s degree, have
you completed the requirements, and requested AGEC certification on your transcripts? 3 Have you met with an advisor to determine your eligibility to graduate at your community college? 3 Have you submitted an application for graduation? Do you know the deadline to apply?
Major and University Requirements:
3 Have you checked to see if your major has a Second Language proficiency requirement? 3 Have you completed all the prerequisites for your university program? 3 Have you met the minimum cumulative GPA for admission into the university and academic program you want? 3 Have you investigated tuition and fees at the university? (Note: Some programs may require a professional fee,
which is in addition to tuition.)
University Application Process and Transcripts:
3 Have you researched university admission priority dates and deadlines? 3 Have you checked to see if high school transcripts and test scores are required? 3 Have you submitted your application(s) for admission and all of your official transcripts
(and any Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test scores) prior to transferring? 3 Have you ordered final official transcripts to be sent after your final semester is completed?
3 Have you submitted your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority
date of your transfer institution(s)?
3 Have you researched scholarship opportunities? Be wary of potential scams, as search
services should be free of charge.
3 Have you decided whether you will live on- or off-campus? (On-campus housing can be
limited and is usually awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.)
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college & university s p i h s r e n t Pa r If you are interested in earning a bachelorâ€™s degree, starting at a Maricopa Community College and transferring to a four-year university provides you with an affordable option. While you can transfer anywhere, the Maricopa Community Colleges have established transfer partnerships with quality, reputable colleges and universities. These university partnerships assist students in making a smooth transition from one institution to the next by maximizing your Maricopa credits. In addition, many university partners offer Maricopa graduates dedicated advisement, and financial incentives such as transfer scholarships, waived application and/or textbook fees, and special tuition incentives for military personnel. The Maricopa Community Colleges have formal partnerships with the following institutions.
Arizona Transfer System Partners Arizona State University Northern Arizona University University of Arizona Private, Online, and Out-of-State Transfer Partners: Argosy University Arizona Christian University Ashford University Brigham Young University Capella University Chamberlain College of Nursing Columbus College of Art and Design DeVry University Empire State College, State University of New York Excelsior College Franklin University Grand Canyon University Indiana University East Jones International University
Kaplan University New Mexico State University Northcentral University Ottawa University Park University Prescott College Regis University Strayer University University of the Incarnate Word University of Phoenix Utah State University University of Texas at El Paso University of Maryland University College University of New Mexico Wayland Baptist University Weber State University
Western Governors University Western International University Western New Mexico University
For a current list of university partners, visit â€“ maricopa.edu/transfer
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Maricopa-ASU Pathways Program The Maricopa-ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) prepares you for a smooth transfer from the community college to the university. This program lists the specific coursework for Arizona residents to transfer from a Maricopa college to ASU without loss of credit. Along the way, you will earn a transfer associate’s degree. MAPPs are currently available for over 100 majors.*
To get started, follow these steps:
• Guaranteed admission to ASU degree programs when all MAPP requirements are met.
• Eligibility for the ASU Tuition Commitment for Arizona residents.
Meet with an advisor at your
• Specific scholarships available for meritorious students who complete an associate’s degree.
Your community college advisor
• Access to transfer advising and other pre-enrollment services onsite at the Maricopa Community Colleges.
Plan to meet with an advisor each
• Bachelor’s degrees available at ASU campuses or online.
MAPP for a list of majors currently available.* community college.
will explain the MAPP terms and requirements and sign you up for a MAPP.
semester to check your progress and make sure you are on track. *If a MAPP is not available for your major, there are many other transfer options and resources available. Please see an academic advisor to learn more.
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The Maricopa-NAU Connection Northern Arizona University’s Connection partnership with the Maricopa Community Colleges streamlines transfer processes for students to earn bachelor’s degrees through a combination of courses from the Maricopa Community Colleges and NAU.
NAU advisors and faculty are located on your community college campus to help you understand your requirements and help you with the transfer process.
Classes are offered in person at or near a Maricopa Community College, online, and in a combination of the two.
Undergraduate degrees are offered in Administration of Justice, Business Administration, Education, Interior Design, Speech Communication, Health Sciences, and many other areas to match your career goals.
The overall cost of your undergraduate degree is lowered by starting at a community college and earning up to 90 credits (for selected programs) prior to transferring.
KEEP LEARNING WITHOUT LEAVING. NAU provides programs and transfer support at the ten Maricopa Community Colleges and online.
KEEP LEARNING WITHOUT Through the Connection, incoming freshmen can take advantage of LEAVING. Connect2NAU, a joint admission program in which students are admitted to NAU while enrolled and earning an associate’s degree at one of the Maricopa NAU provides programs and transfer support at Community Colleges. Connect2NAU students receive intensive support and the ten Maricopa Community Colleges and online. access to NAU resources to provide a clear path to earning a bachelor’s degree.
Connect2NAU and the Maricopa-NAU Connection make transferring convenient, flexible, and affordable.
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Signature Partnerships Think Red & Blue Your clear path to the University of Arizona begins with making a personal connection. For students transferring from the Maricopa Community Colleges, our Phoenix Office of Admissions is a good place to start. A Transfer Admissions Counselor can help you find your way when deciding if it’s time to transfer, and clarify the application process if it is a little overwhelming or confusing. If you have already been admitted to University of Arizona, we’ll help you take your next steps to enrollment. You can reach the Phoenix Area Admissions Office at 602-827-2197. You can also contact your community college advising center to see when a UA Admissions Counselor will be at your college.
If you are visiting the University of Arizona, you can contact our transfer team in Tucson at 520-621-3237.
Applying to the University of Arizona The University of Arizona application accomplishes three things in one. The application is for admissions, scholarships, and your application for the Honors College. You can apply online, or print a paper application at https://admissions. arizona.edu/transfer/apply/. Once you have completed the application you can pay the nonrefundable application fee of $50 resident or $65 non-resident by check, money order, credit card, or eligible fee waiver. If you plan to pay the application fee by credit card, it is best to apply online. To complete the application process, you need to submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended, and an official high school transcript if you are under age 22 at time of application. The application process usually takes four to six weeks, so apply early. To track the status of your application, create a MyUA account at admissions.arizona.edu/myua. After you are admitted, you can take your next steps to enrolling at nextsteps.arizona.edu.
Visit UA Ambassador Tours: Take a student-led, 90-minute tour of the University of Arizona. UA Ambassadors are current students who help you get to know our campus the way they know it. UA Class Cats: Join a current student on a visit to a class in a subject that interests you. Class Cats gives you a firsthand look at our top-tier academics in action.
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UA Up-Close: A full-day campus open house with sessions on academics, financial aid, and making the UA home. Take a campus tour and enjoy lunch on us. For information about visiting the University of Arizona, please visit the following web site: http://admissions.arizona.edu/visit/default.aspx.
Once you are here The UA Transfer Student Center, part of the Student Transitions Department, works with the Office of Admissions to help your transition to UA go as smoothly as possible. The Transfer Student Center is located in the Student Union Memorial Center, Room 402. You can contact them by phone, 520-626-5568. The Advising Resource Center (ARC) provides advising contact information for new and continuing UA students. ARC is also located on the fourth floor of the Student Union Memorial Center, Room 411. Contact ARC at 520-626-8667 or advising@email. arizona.edu. The Student Vets Center is the central hub of information and a meeting place for student veterans and veterans looking to enter the UA. The Center is located in the Student Union Memorial Center, Room 404-O, and is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can contact the Vets Center at 520-626-8380 or VETSofc@email.arizona.edu. We’ve got you covered at the University of Arizona from pre admissions to enrollment and beyond. So, make contact and start your transfer process today.
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