Advice for Students Planning to Transfer
To be successful, students must:
- Determine the transferability of all courses before taking classes at Sinclair. Remember: the transfer school has the final determination of what courses will be accepted for that school’s degree requirements.
- Plan the program carefully with both a Sinclair academic advisor and an advisor at the transfer school.
Graduates of a University Parallel program will receive either an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree and will usually be given junior status at the four-year transfer school.
Transferability of all courses should be determined before students begin taking classes at Sinclair. Remember that the transfer school has the final determination of what courses will be accepted for that school’s degree requirements.
- Speak with an academic/faculty advisor early in the academic career. It is the students’ responsibility to keep them aware of the intended academic program and/or transfer institution.
- Contact the transfer institution as soon as possible. Ask for specific course recommendations from them to help with structuring a degree program at Sinclair as closely as possible around their requirements. Also, speaking to advisors from both institutions helps ensure that students receive timely, accurate transfer information.
- Always confirm course choices with the transfer institution. Because Sinclair is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and is a member of the association as well as the Ohio Board of Regents, most credits will transfer to other colleges and universities. University Parallel courses usually transfer more easily than technical courses.