Last updated 7/2/2013
The Transfer Programs are two-year courses of study leading to an Associate in Arts (AA) or an Associate in Science (AS). The programs prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities offering bachelor’s degrees. Students preparing to transfer should be aware of the following:
Degree Planning Worksheets
Degree Planning Worksheets are available in the Advising Center to help students prepare for graduation from Black Hawk College. Students should go over this sheet with their academic advisors and use it for a personal record of all courses completed. This check sheet should be updated each semester so that students will be fully aware of their progress toward graduation.
The Compact Agreement
Black Hawk College has an explicit agreement with a number of four-year colleges and universities which simplifies the transfer from Black Hawk College. According to the agreement, Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree graduates from Black Hawk College may enter these schools with both junior status and the assurance that they have met all lower division general education requirements of that school.
Graduating at Black Hawk College
Because of the Compact Agreement, the four-year schools mentioned above strongly urge all AA and AS students to graduate from Black Hawk College before transferring to a four-year school. Students who do not graduate before transferring will not receive the above-mentioned benefits of the Compact Agreement and may, as a result, transfer with the need to complete additional coursework on the freshman-sophomore level.
It is strongly recommended that students in the Transfer Programs ask an academic advisor for assistance in planning their course of study. Because four-year schools differ considerably in the courses which they require for specific majors, most students find that they really do need an advisor’s help.
To assist the academic advisor and further ensure ease in transfer, students should ideally make an early selection of the school to which they intend to transfer and secure a copy of that school’s catalog. While an academic advisor can and will assist students in selecting the proper courses for their major, students are responsible for knowing the requirements for graduation in their major, both at Black Hawk College and at the four-year school of their choice.
Transfer Program Curricula
The following are suggested program of study and would not be appropriate for every student. Students should always consult with an academic advisor in choosing courses best suited to the student’s needs and abilities. Please refer to the Graduation Requirements. These requirements must be met and take precedence over suggested programs of study if there is a conflict.
Some courses may not be available at both campuses. Students should consult with an academic advisor for course availability. For program specific information, search our Degrees, Programs and Certificates.