How to Transfer Your Credits to Another College

How to transfer to another college
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Thinking about transferring to another college or university, but not sure what to do? We’ve got you covered!

While it may sound intimidating or confusing, transferring your credits to another college is quite simple.

The first thing you need to do is speak with your college’s academic advisor. Your academic advisor is going to be your saving grace. They can walk you through the transfer process and share articulation agreements so you know exactly what colleges and universities accept your credits for transfer.

What’s an articulation agreement?

An articulation agreement is a contract between two or more colleges/universities agreeing to accept transfer credits towards a future degree. This agreement makes it easy for students to know which schools they can easily transfer to while keeping as many of their already earned credits as possible.

After you choose a college to transfer to, here’s what you need to do next

Now that you’ve chosen a school, you’ll first want to speak with your college academic advisor to ensure the process moves along smoothly. Then you’ll apply to the school.

Once accepted, you’ll work with your academic advisors at both institutions. They’ll outline everything you need to do, all you have to do is follow their checklist.

Double-check your academic standing

Before enrolling in a new college and taking classes, check back in with your advisor to review your transcripts. This review is your last attempt to catch any credits that might not have been transferred and understand what that means as you prepare for the next few years.

If you catch issues early, you have a better chance of getting them fixed. Once you know what counts towards your graduation requirements, you can confidently move forward with your education.


Don’t forget to file your FAFSA®! In addition to making sure all your credits transfer, you’ll definitely want to secure some financial aid too!

Have questions? The Frank Team is here to help! You can text us at (347) 690-7886 or email us at with any financial aid, college transfer, or FAFSA® questions you might have.