Complete the FAFSA and the school-specific scholarship applications by the deadline. Earning excellent grades will also improve your chances of earning a merit scholarship which are automatically awarded based on your grade point average; the higher your GPA, the more money you are eligible to receive. Students who join the Phi Theta Kappa honor society […]
After you apply to your transfer school you should pay the application fee and send any supporting documents required such as your high school transcript and all college transcripts. You should also complete financial aid and scholarship applications, as well as make arrangements for housing if you will be living away from home. Also Find […]
Your high school transcript is usually required; however, most colleges and universities will determine your eligibility for admission based on your college record once you have earned a specified number of college credit hours (usually 12-30 hours).
Apply up to one year in advance of the term you plan to transfer. Most colleges and universities have application deadlines by which the admission application and all supporting documents (transcripts, essay, etc.) must be submitted. The deadline is often two to five months prior to the start of the term of entry, but some […]
Most colleges and universities will allow you to transfer at least 60-64 college credit semester hours from community college; others have no limit. All transfer schools have a “residency” requirement which means a minimum must be earned at their institution (most require 30 hours, but some need 60 or more hours). Also, of the total […]
I know what my transfer major will be, but haven’t decided where to transfer. Which courses should I take?
Please see the Sample Transfer Plans and discuss your goals with a BHC advisor. Since major requirements vary from one transfer school to another, you should follow the recommendations for your transfer school as soon as you know which one you will attend.
You can use the transfer course equivalencies to find out if a course will transfer. If you don’t see your transfer school listed, contact the registrar at your transfer school or contact a Black Hawk College Advisor at ADVQC@bhc.edu for assistance.
The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide agreement of core general education courses that are transferable among about 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. AA degree: If you complete the Associate in Arts degree at Black Hawk College, you will also complete the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum. The IAI General […]
Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, there are differences between the Associate in Arts (AA) and the Associate in Science (AS) degrees. The AS degree has additional math and science requirements for graduation. However, students have the option to graduate under the requirements in effect at their first enrollment, unless enrollment has been interrupted for […]
What are the benefits of completing the Associate in Arts (AA) degree or the Associate in Science (AS) degree?
If you complete an AA or AS degree you will have the benefit of compact and/or course equivalency agreements which have been negotiated with four-year colleges and universities that allow you to transfer as a junior. AA degree completion also fulfills the lower division general education courses of most transfer schools. The AS degree contains […]