University Transfer

  • You're encouraged to complete your AA Associate of Arts, AS Associate of Science or AAT Associates of Arts in Teaching prior to transferring.
  • Students who graduate with an AAS degree may also have the opportunity to transfer into a BAAS Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree at a university.

Transfer Students

If you're looking to transfer to TJC from another university or higher ed institution, you can find instructions on the Transfer Student page. 

How to transfer to a university from TJC

Step 1: Select your major

Find a major at TJC based on your transfer university major. If you are unsure, visit with a TJC Academic Advisor for transfer majors or research using Career Coach. Speak with an advisor at TJC and your transfer university to make sure you're taking the right courses. 

Ask these questions to your advisor:

  • Does TJC have an articulation agreement with my transfer university?
  • Will the courses I take be accepted at the college I’m considering?
  • What grades do I need to earn in my classes to get credit at the four-year colleges?
  • What’s the minimum GPA I need to maintain to get into the four-year colleges?

Step 2: Complete coursework to graduate from TJC

At a minimum, complete TJC core requirements so that if you transfer to a Texas public university you will not have to take their core. With a few exceptions, if you complete the core at TJC with a "C" or better, the entire core transfers to the university.   

Step 3: Research and select your transfer university 

Pick your transfer university early so you can visit with an advisor at that university and confirm that your courses will transfer into your desired major. You'll get credit for the courses you took at TJC, but some universities require you take specific courses at their school. Talk to an advisor to be sure.

Step 4: Maintain proper GPA

Make sure that you meet the requirements for transfer admission and scholarships to the university you've selected. Grades are the biggest factor when applying to transfer to a university, according to U.S. News and World Report. SAT and ACT scores are important, but they don't play as big of a role as you might think. 

Step 5: Apply to your transfer university

Meet their application and scholarship deadlines. Some schools have scholarships set up for transfer students, so be sure to ask. 

Step 6: Arrange for your official TJC transcript to be sent to your transfer university

After you've graduated from TJC, send your transcripts to your new school. If you have a hold on your account, you'll need to clear it before we can send your transcript.

Step 7: Apply for a "reverse transfer"

If you've completed 30 or more credit hours at TJC before transferring – but didn't complete your Associate's – we'll be happy to apply your university credits toward an Associate's degree at TJC. It's a win-win for all!