MISSISSIPPI IS FOR THINKERS
Plan to Transfer
If you think you want to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year college or university, you need to plan ahead as much as possible.
Ideally, you started thinking about transferring as soon as you began your college career. But that probably isn't the case, and that is okay. We'll help you get on track to transfer.
The transfer process isn't THAT different from the initial admission process.
1. Decide where you want to transfer.
2. Meet with your counselor.
3. Talk to the transfer student advisor at the college you hope to attend to find out what course credits will transfer.
4. Know the transfer application requirements and deadlines. See the Transfer Contacts section for links to college-specific information about transfer admissions. It is usually best to start the transfer process at least two semesters before you plan to transfer.
5. Request transcripts. Request that the Registrar's Office at your current college send official transcripts to the college you will be attending. In some cases, you may also need to request high school transcripts.
6. Complete all applications (admissions, housing if applicable, etc.). Be aware that the application for transfer students may be different from the one for general enrollment.
7. Apply for financial aid. Be sure to complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible. And remember, your financial aid package will not automatically transfer with you. It is probably best to talk to a Financial Aid administrator at the college you will be attending to make sure everything is in order. And, if you decide to transfer mid-year, you need to update your State Financial Aid application. Go to Check the status of or update a previously submitted application.