At Goodwin College, our students are always on the path to a rewarding future. Whether they’re fresh out of high school, pursuing a better career, or going back to school later in life, Goodwin has the student supports they need to succeed.
Of course, many students use another college as a stepping-stone to pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Goodwin. In 2015 over half of our students transferred from other schools, either to continue their education after a community or two-year college or because our dedicated support system better fit their needs.
If you’re thinking of transferring from a community college to a four-year institution like Goodwin College, here are a few things to keep in mind!
When transferring, a four-year college will look at your previous course credits to decide how much credit to give you. Each course is worth a certain number of credits, and students need to earn enough credits to graduate from the program. Here at Goodwin, most of your credits never expire! (You can visit our transfer equivalencies page to learn more about what credits will likely transfer.) And our students come to Goodwin having gained college-level learning from credits earned at other colleges and universities; courses taken in professional development or career-training settings; and learning over the course of their life through jobs, volunteering, and personal experiences.
You’ll need a copy of your official transcripts in order to transfer your credits to your new four-year college. But at Goodwin we can evaluate your prior learning to let you know ahead of time what will transfer, usually in less than one business day! You can send an unofficial copy of your transcript to our diligent Admissions team, who can schedule a face-to-face review of your prior learning, give you an idea of what can transfer, and show you what Goodwin can do for you. Then a comprehensive evaluation of your official transcript will be completed after you apply.
Transferring from community college can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Speaking with an admissions professional at Goodwin can help you to navigate through the application process and start you on your path to your new career. Starting this conversation will also start to build your support network at your new college.
An admissions counselor or academic advisor can also help you through any difficulties such as getting financial aid, re-enrollment and transferring credit, inflexible class scheduling, and poor study skills. They can also counsel you in career direction and help you create an academic plan.
Want to learn more about Goodwin College in CT? For more information on how to get started, call us at 800-889-3282.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.