Preparing to transfer? Let advising help!

Preparing to transfer to a four-year school? Advising is here to help you do just that!

student jumping for joy in street with building and trees in backgroundMake sure to meet with your Black Hawk College advisor each semester about your transfer curriculum.

That way, they can help you decide on classes and confirm you are on track to graduate and transfer.

Registration for Summer and Fall 2019 courses opened on April 2, 2019, so now is the perfect time to make an advising appointment!

Summer classes start June 3 and July 1, and the Fall 2019 semester begins on Aug. 19, 2019. Black Hawk College offers classes online and in the classroom.

Don’t forget to use Sample Transfer Plans and Transfer Guides & Agreements to help you succeed.

You will see what courses will transfer and will be able to meet your educational goals as quickly as possible.

Details you need

Transfer Facts, found on the Transfer Guides and Agreements page, can help you get the details you need on more than 20 four-year college and universities.

transfer guides and agreements BHC website pageClick the icon for a summary of admission criteria and application deadlines, foreign language requirements, scholarships and more. You can see how your Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) will transfer. If you are earning an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, talk to your advisor to learn which courses will transfer.

Interested in a different school than one listed? Don’t worry: advising will help you get there. Get in touch with advising and get started on your transfer journey.

Don’t forget college and university representatives visit Black Hawk College’s Quad-Cities Campus every week. Stop by transfer tables for a low-key chat, ask questions, and learn if a college is right for you.

Advising Events

Another great way to find out the facts you need about a transfer school is to visit.  Many colleges have awesome open houses just for transfer students. You might not know what questions to ask, but we have you covered! Our Transfer Resources web page includes a document with 36 Questions to Ask on a College Visit.

Follow a timeline

A good guideline is to apply nine months to a year prior to the enrollment date to the transfer college or university of your choice.

Inquire about scholarships at the institution you will transfer to a year before enrollment and make sure to apply for them by the deadline for your first academic year there.

student sitting on sofa next to book bag with windows on her right sideIf you are a semester or more away from graduating from Black Hawk College, apply for BHC scholarships before the May 15, 2019 deadline.

Have official transcripts from Black Hawk College sent to the college or university you want to transfer to upon application and after each remaining BHC semester is completed.

Also make an appointment to discuss transfer plans with an advisor at the college or university you plan to attend one year prior to transfer.

Apply for financial aid as soon as possible for the next academic year no matter where you will be attending. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available on Oct. 1 each year, and the deadline to apply is June 30. The sooner you fill it out the better for chances of receiving help, so make it a spring priority if you haven’t completed it yet!

Transferring can be a snap if you make sure to meet with your BHC advisor every semester and take advantage of the transfer resources Black Hawk College provides to help you succeed.


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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