It’s a rewarding decision to transfer from your local
college to an accredited university like Northern Arizona University so
that you can earn your bachelor’s degree—and
having a solid game plan will get you there.
Know what steps you should take now so that you don’t hit
any bumps in the transfer process later. Here’s our must-do checklist to keep you
on track before you transfer.
Sharpen Your Study
Are your current study skills earning you the grades you
want? It may be time to change how you prepare for tests. Determine the best ways
for you to study so that you’ll succeed when you transfer.
Choose Your Preferred
Do you prefer in-person classes? More comfortable learning
online? Or does a competency-based online program like Personalized
Learning work best for your schedule? Know the way you learn best so
that you choose the right degree program for you.
Get Your Finances In
Plan your budget. That includes the cost of tuition, textbooks,
gas, food and rent or mortgage payments. Stick to a realistic financial plan so
that you can stay focused while earning your degree.
Don’t forget to apply for financial aid and scholarships. There are
even scholarships designed for transfer students.
Meet With Your Advisor
Make time to meet with both your local college advisor as
well as your NAU advisor. That way, you’ll know that you’re taking the right
classes and ensure a seamless transfer to NAU.
Get Ahead With Summer
Many universities allow you to transfer credits from your
local college. At NAU, you can transfer up to 90 credits depending on your
chosen degree program.
Summer classes are a great way to get ahead on your degree as well as get a seat in classes
that often fill up quickly during the fall or spring semester.
Plan ahead. Know the semester you want to start at NAU and what
courses to take now to make it happen. Research internship opportunities to pursue while you
earn your degree. Maintain good grades to increase your chances of winning
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