A Smooth Transfer
Transferring to a four-year college or university is a major goal of many Montgomery County Community College students. More than 70 percent of our graduates with associates’ degrees successfully transfer. Studies have shown that students who complete an associates’ degree have greater success in earning a bachelor’s degree.
Many students and their families have discovered the great value of a community college degree as part of their higher education planning. Here students receive high quality instruction at a very affordable cost, allowing them to save thousands of dollars that can be later applied to their four year schools upon transfer. Students who transfer are often eligible to receive additional scholarships from our many partner schools.
The College has agreements with scores of public and private schools in the state, providing multi-faceted transfer opportunities making it easier for you to navigate the transfer process quickly and easily.
Types of Agreements
Guarantees you admission to one of the partner four-year schools. You must have completed your associate’s degree with a minimum grade point average in order to qualify for the benefits of dual admissions. (Some institutions limit dual admissions to AA and AS students only.) Additionally, most of the schools require you to send a non-binding letter of intent before reaching 30 credits, showing interest in the dual admissions agreement. As an added benefit, dual admissions students apply using a free, condensed application and may be entitled to a merit scholarship.
When you earn your degree at Montgomery County Community College, you will have automatically completed the general education requirements at the four-year partner schools listed here. (However, some schools do require specific additional courses to be finished at their school.)
When you transfer through these agreements, your program coursework will transfer to their bachelor’s program. While there is no guarantee of acceptance into their school, they do guarantee that all your coursework will transfer and that you will be able to complete your bachelor’s degree in two years as a full-time student. Check with an advisor for the currently approved programs.
State University/Community College Agreements
Through an agreement signed in Pennsylvania, the fourteen state-system universities and the fourteen community colleges have agreed that there should be a common 30-credit foundation of general education credits. These include the following.
- English Composition
- Public Speaking
- Mathematics (2 courses)
- Lab Science (2 courses)
- Social Science from areas such as anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology (2 courses)
- Humanities from areas such as art, foreign language, literature, music, philosophy, theatre (2 courses)
Additionally, a common curricula in certain programs of study has been created. This means that if you graduate from MCCC with a degree in an approved program specific area, all 60 credits will be guaranteed to transfer into the equivalent program at any state-system university. You also will be assured junior status with the possibility of finishing your baccalaureate degree within two full-time years. Check with an advisor for the currently approved programs.
We also provide transfer support through
- Resources such as partner fact sheets and intent forms, transfer guides, course equivalencies, college directories and catalogs in our Student Success Center
- Opportunities to meet on campus with representatives from four-year colleges and universities during our Transfer Fairs and Partner Transfer Days
Don’t forget that transfer information is always subject to change, so you should check in from time to time with an advisor in our Student Success Centers at either campus for updated information and to ensure you’re on the right path for a successful transfer.
If you’re looking to transfer previously earned college credits toward a Montgomery County Community College degree program or wish to be granted credit for prior learning, training or experience, find out about options and requirements for our acceptance or awarding of transfer credits.
|Central Campus in Blue Bell
Student Success Center
|West Campus in Pottstown
Student Success Center