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You choose Cottey because you can explore a wide range of subjects and interests to figure out what path you want to take in your life and career in an academic environment that is focused on your first two years. That's a great value.
Add to that the fact that we make transferring to the college or university where you want to finish your degree almost seamless by providing you with all the resources and assistance you need and you won't find a better place to get started on your future. Learn More
Planning Your Transfer
There are six basic steps you should take to ensure you pick the right place to go next:
Schedule a meeting
Cottey has great transfer and career planning counselors who will help you shape your transfer strategy. Together you'll discuss your interests, academic goals, what courses you should be taking at Cottey, possible transfer schools, and the transfer process at the colleges or universities you're considering.
Think about your career path
Getting a handle on what careers interest you or, better yet, what careers fit your interests, skills, values, and personality is an excellent way to figure out what majors you may want to explore. We've got a lot of fun tools and helpful resources that will help you get to the heart of your inner talents.
Research transfer colleges
The more you know about what school you want to attend, the smoother your transfer experience. In particular, keep the following in mind:
- How many credits can you transfer? Most colleges and universities accept between 62-70 credits.
- What are the school's general education requirements?
- What pre-requisites are there for your intended major?
- Does the school have any other graduation requirements?
Where do you get started with all this research? Our counselors are a good place to start. We also have hundreds of college guides like Peterson's, The College Handbook, and others, information provided by the school, scholarship resources, and there's always the Web. We also subscribe to CollegeSource, a college information resource that has over 23,000 college catalogs and offers a free college search.
Meet with college admission representatives
Throughout the academic year college admission representatives schedule visits to Cottey to recruit students. Our annual Women's College Fair hosts representatives from women's schools across the country and is a great opportunity to find out more about what these colleges offer.
Research scholarships, grants, and financial aid
Financing your education is always an important part of your final college selection. That's why we have a complete library of resource books available for you as well as links to helpful websites.
Finally…visit the schools you're considering
As you probably know from your experience coming to Cottey, some of the most valuable information you can get about how well you'll fit into a school is by visiting the campus. Attend a transfer student visit day, an open house, or schedule an appointment with the school's admissions office. Also, consider studying at Cottey for four years.