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A successful transfer of credits involves careful planning and takes time to develop. The following information and links can help you through the process.

Transfer Advising Tools and Information

Our transfer site offers a number of resources to help in making informed and efficient transfer decisions, as well as additional information for specific fields of study to help you transfer the credits you earned at JCCC to your next College experience!

Course Transfer and Reverse Transfer

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Course Transfer: There is a growing list of courses approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public post-secondary institutions. Visit the Kansas Board of Regents for more information.

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Reverse Transfer: Students who transfer to a Kansas public university from a Kansas public community college or technical college (or vice versa) are eligible for Reverse Transfer, which allows for the attainment of any associate degree for which one is eligible along the way to additional certificates and degrees. Visit the Kansas Board of Regents for more information.

Top 10 Transfer Tips

  1. If you plan to transfer credits, start thinking about it early — even when you're determining your first semester at JCCC
  2. Research schools/programs that you are interested in
  3. Know yourself and what is important to you when you think about a school (location, certain degrees offered, price, etc…)
  4. Meet with an academic advisor or counselor
  5. Know the difference between credits that transfer and credits that apply to a degree
  6. Know the admissions and scholarship deadlines for the schools you are interested in transferring to
  7. Use the JCCC Student Success Center and our Transfer Guides to understand how your college manages transferred credits
  8. Know the differences between transferring to public/private schools and in-state/out-of-state schools
  9. Know specific transfer policies such as how P/F classes and courses with a grade of “D” transfer
  10. Prepare in advance for success at your transfer school — get involved socially and academically, figure out living arrangements and prepare early!

Why Graduate from JCCC if You Plan to Transfer?

Graduation isn’t just a ceremony! When you apply to graduate and JCCC determines that you have met all the requirements for a degree at the end of the semester, your transcript shows

  • you have earned a degree by following a curriculum (plan)
  • you maintained JCCC and cumulative GPAs of 2.0 or higher
  • you have been at JCCC for at least 15 of those credit hours.

Completing a degree says something important about what kind of student you are!

Other Advantages of Graduating Before Transferring

  • Scholarship Opportunities - Some universities offer scholarships to transfer students who have earned their associate degree before transfer. People who make commitments and follow-through are a good investment!
  • Requirements Met Sooner - Although completing the requirements for the university, degree, and major you plan to complete is important, some universities allow the earned associate degree to meet some of the liberal arts distribution requirements with less focus on specific courses.
  • Academic Quality - Students who have earned their associate degrees generally do better academically after transfer to a university.
  • Salary Compensation - Some employers reward earned degrees with salary adjustments – and many prefer applicants with degrees over those with “some college,” even when a degree is not required.
  • Competitive Job Opportunities - Being able to find better jobs can make the next degree easier to attain. Higher hourly wages leaving more time for study, tuition reimbursement, fewer worries and distractions) and can make you more competitive for internships important to your career.
  • Degree Earned - Life can interfere with the best of plans – so having a degree already earned can be important if you experience delays (particularly those based upon financial considerations) in completing your next degree.

How Do You Graduate?

  • Counseling and DegreeCheck - Meet with a counselor and go over your DegreeCheck to see what you need to finish – and make a plan to complete the requirements by the time you want to transfer. To make an appointment, call 913-469-3809.
  • Reverse Transfer Options - If you are only a few credits or courses short of earning your degree at JCCC, but need to be at the university in the upcoming semester, consider reverse transfer options.
  • Graduation Application - Apply to graduate by the deadline.

Do You Have to Go Through the Graduation Ceremony?

  • No, but the graduation ceremony each spring is a great way to celebrate your achievement with family and friends. We’d love to see you there.
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