Preparing for Transfer
Academic advising is available to help you
make the right decisions when it comes to preparing for transfer.
We recommend that you meet with an Academic Advisor early in your
career at Harford to take advantage of the many resources available.
Getting started with the process early will also insure you don't
waste any of your valuable time, money or credits.
Here are some of the many services available:
- Transfer guides to most of the University
System of Maryland Schools and many area private institutions.
College Articulation Transfer Information
- Staff with knowledge and experience of transfer
policies and procedures.
a computerized transfer articulation system linking Harford
Community College and the entire University System of Maryland
and some private schools. It is possible to find out
what courses are most beneficial to take at Harford before
transfer in a particular major. This takes most of the guess-work
out of selecting courses.
- Assistance with
Search on the Internet.
What to Do
- During the year before your anticipated transfer,
attend Transfer Fairs, visit campuses, and talk to transfer
representatives. Education costs a lot of money, so shop wisely!
- Send applications and official transcripts to
the colleges you are considering. Watch application deadlines!
Your application should be there before HCC sends your transcript
according to the transcript request form. Keep each institution
you are considering supplied with your most recent transcript
after each semester or summer session. The Records Office will
send your transcript as you requested within a week.
- Save the copies of the ARTSYS printout you are
following in order to verify with the transfer institution that
you were following their Recommended Transfer Program. If after
you transfer you are not satisfied with your transfer evaluation,
call your HCC advisor. Perhaps we can help to clarify issues
between you and the transfer institution.
- Each college has its own policy regarding the
acceptance of D grades. Some will accept only grades C and above,
some will accept up to 15 credits of D grades, and others will
accept D grades only if they are not in general education (core)
or major requirements.
Transfer materials located in Advising, Career
and Transfer Services, Student Center, Room 266
do HCC students transfer?
- College Catalogs
- View Books
- The College Blue Books, The College Handbook,
Lovejoy's College Guide
- The Best Buys in College Education, The Insider's
Guide to Colleges, The public Ivys
- Minority Student Guide to Colleges
- Guide to Colleges with Programs for Learning
- The Scholarship Book, Finding Money for College,
- Transfer Guides
- ARTSYS - artweb.usmd.edu/
- College Search and College Information
To get more information on any of the University System of Maryland
Schools, or to take advantage of their universal
application, visit their website at University
System of Maryland Homepage.
Universities and colleges which are part of the University System
of Maryland include:
Or click on one of the following links to visit the homepage of
an Institution that is not a part of the University System of Maryland:
College Search on the Internet
The World Wide Web provides many valuable tools to help reach
a decision on where to go after Harford. Yes, believe it or not,
there is life after Harford Community College. Below are links
to different sites that can aid you in narrowing down the many
choices you have. If you would rather go through this with a staff
member, just give us a call at 443-412-2301 and set up an appointment
to surf the net.
Universities - www.utexas.edu/world/univ/
University of Texas has put together this page that lists the
websites of over 2,000 colleges and universities in alphabetical
order from all over the country. If you need information on
any college, this is the site to check out!
Board Online - www.collegeboard.org
College Search asks questions on degree, location, size, price;
then produces a list of colleges, and provides pages of information
on the selected college. It does not, however, provide links
to any of the colleges' homepages.
This site contains great information such as "Considering
and "The Application Essay." You can search by degree
or geographical area for a college that meets your needs. The
search for degree is comprehensive and broken down to specific
areas of emphasis or concentration. Instant Inquiry enables
you to request material through the internet from the selected
college. There is also a Universal Application available
for certain specific colleges.
CollegeNet provides lots of good links to resources for students.
You can search for a four year college by geographic location
and/or by major.
Town - www.colltown.org
This is a homepage for the Baltimore area colleges, including
hangouts, sports, and things to do. It provides links to each
college's homepage and an email to admissions.
CollegeXpress provides information on and links to many private
institutions. There is also good information targeted to transfer
Other Useful Sites
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Beware of any search vehicles
that ask for money. This information is available free of charge
from many sources.
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