Transfer Information to State Universities
Garden City Community College is a great place to begin your college career. Each year an average of 400 students do so. They join more than 1,600 others who chose GCCC because of our low tuition, convenient campus and online courses, and variety of academic programs. They stay because of the quality of instruction.
In fact, GCCC has been recognized by the Aspen Institute for two years running as being in the top 10% of community colleges in the U.S. CNN Money also included GCCC in an elite group of the best 24 community colleges in the nation.
GCCC will prepare you well to achieve your transfer goal. In fact, GCCC students consistently earn higher gpas at their next schools than students who spent their entire college career at the transfer institution.
Taking the next step involves researching which universities have the program you want at a cost you can afford. By starting early, you can ensure you are enrolling in the right courses at GCCC for your next degree.
Counseling staff can help you identify schools with the major you seek. Your task is to study potential transfer school websites, contact potential universities and request admission and financial aid information. Pay particular attention to their transfer admission criteria and deadline dates. To find the best school for you, arrange for a campus tour and, while there, visit with faculty as well as current students.
Submit all required applications promptly.
Aggressively seek scholarships by contacting admission recruiters, financial aid staff and academic department personnel. Most awards are for one year and deadlines are typically early spring.
Attend any transfer student orientations offered by your new school. It's also critical to make an appointment with your next advisor prior to registration.
Housing, cost of living, transportation and part-time employment are just a few of the personal life choices you will need to explore as you transition to a new school in a new city.
Stay on track and benefit from earning your GCCC associate degree:
- Having a degree may get you a better job while you're still in school.
- You can't know for sure you'll finish a bachelor's degree (life happens!)
- Many transfer scholarships require a completed associate degree