How to find your transfer school

BHC graduate and Iowa State University student Kayleen

Not sure where you’ll go after Black Hawk College? You’re not alone!

Many students are unsure of what four-year college they want to transfer to or what they want to study. That might even be why you decided on Black Hawk College.

You know you can earn the first two years of your bachelor’s degree right here at an affordable price, and you can decide on your next school while you’re doing it.

What you might not know, though, is that we can provide you with the resources to help you pick the right transfer college or university for you!

Black Hawk College has staff members ready to assist you, events that let you learn about transfer schools, and online resources that can help you make your decision.

Registration for summer and next semester courses opens on April 2, 2019, so now is the perfect time to make an advising appointment and to start exploring your options. Summer classes start June 3 and July 1, and the Fall 2019 semester begins on Aug. 19, 2019. Your advisor can help you have a seamless transfer experience.

Informational transfer events

At Transfer Tuesday and Transfer Wednesdays events, admission representatives from four-year colleges visit Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus and meet with BHC students.

If there is a college scheduled on a Transfer Tuesday or Transfer Wednesday you are interested in, you can schedule an appointment with Advising at 309-796-5101 or

Black Hawk College also brings multiple colleges and universities to campus at a time to let you learn about many options during one event.

This week, two Transfer Day events will be held at the Quad-Cities Campus in the Hawk’s Nest in Building 4:

  • Visit with representatives from 15 of Illinois’ private colleges and universities on Tuesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Visit with representatives from a dozen universities at a State Universities Transfer Day event on Thursday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Annually Black Hawk College hosts a College Night during the fall semester where representatives from dozens of colleges attend to share information about their school.

Using online resources

You can learn more about majors and transfer schools by checking out the BHC Transfer Guides and Agreements web page.

Through the Transfer Guides tab, you can sort information by major, university/college name and whether or not online completion is possible. There is also a handy “Select Category” filter on the page to find guides you most want to view.  Note you are not limited to these specific schools. The colleges shown are the ones Black Hawk College has transfer planning guides in place with, but BHC advisors can help you transfer to many other schools.

transfer guides and agreements BHC webpageThe Transfer Facts tab allows you to easily get to a school’s transfer admissions website through the University/College column. The Transfer Facts column offers PDFs containing admission criteria and application deadlines, foreign language requirements, scholarships and more that BHC advisors have compiled.

The Transfer Planning tab allows you to explore general education requirements for colleges and other useful information. In addition to that, there are great links at the bottom to help you make decisions. You can find institutions and majors throughout Illinois and nationwide, research careers and where to study.

If you’re not sure what to major in yet, that is OK, too. Information on majors you could pursue is just a click away.

The College Board offers a page with detailed explanations of many majors, divided into categories. The board is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting students to college success and opportunity.

Knowing your future major can help you narrow down your choices for college. Or, maybe a specific college feels like the place to go. If so, see what they have to offer – a major might speak to you.

That College Board major page is one of several great resources you can find on BHC’s Transfer Resources page. You can also check out 36 Questions to Ask on a College Visit, and FAQs that will help you with your planning.

Getting career direction

Career Services is also a great resource. Maybe you are uncertain about what career is best for you, or would like to get some experience in your field.

Career Services staff standing on staircase

Career Services staff can help you learn more about jobs that align with your skills and interests, or help you in your internship or job search if you are further along in your journey.

Career Services offers free assistance to BHC students, alumni and the community.

The Career Services Center is at the Quad-Cities Campus in Building 1, Room 220 and can be reached at 309-796-5626. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take advantage of all these Black Hawk College resources to help you as you make the decision of where you will go next!

Contact advising

Advising | Quad-Cities Campus
Building 1, First Stop Center
309-796-5139 (fax)
Mon-Tue from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wed-Fri from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advising | East Campus
Building A, Room 246
Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evenings by appointment


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