University Transfer Pathways
Frequently Asked Questions for Transfer Students
A transfer student is defined as any student who has attempted college or university work for credit after the completing high school.
The core curriculum can be transferred in block to any state college to be substituted
for the core of the receiving institution. Alvin Community College requires a 42 credit
hour core curriculum. Refer to the ACC catalog and/or visit with an ACC advisor to
learn more about transferring core and other courses.
Senate Bill 148 of the 75th Texas Legislature (1997) mandated Field of Study curricula. The fields of study curricula, along with core curricula, are intended to facilitate transferability of courses among Texas public colleges and universities. All public four-year institutions are required to accept Coordinating Board approved field of study courses in fulfillment of lower-division requirements for bachelor's degrees in majors that correspond to the field of study.
Not all courses are transferable and not all are designed to be. Students taking academic courses should find it easy to transfer those courses, especially if staying in the state of Texas. Technical courses do not always transfer; but in some cases can. Students should always review degree plans with an advisor at ACC or transferring university. However, here are a few tips and resources available to help you determine if a course will transfer:
Texas has the Texas Common Course Numbering System- This system allows students to research course compatibility across 136 institutions
of higher learning in Texas. Students are encouraged to utilize this tool to assist with transfer questions.
University Transfer Pathway Agreements- Are created to ensure seamless transfer of credits from Alvin Community College to the agreed institution. These agreements are located on our University Transfer Pathways page.
Many students are able to graduate with an Associate of Arts by fulfilling all core curriculum requirements and selecting electives applicable to the bachelor degree desired at the university. For example, if you are transferring as a Business Major and need to take additional courses for the School of Business, you can take your core courses plus courses in economics, accounting, computer science, business calculus, etc. as your electives. This means you meet university and major department prerequisites. Plus, you have an associate degree to show for all your hard work!
Get organized and meet the deadlines! The transfer process requires you to meet many published deadlines for financial aid, scholarships and housing (where applicable).
Maintaining your GPA, being involved on campus, identifying your career goals, and visiting often with an ACC Advisor will all help to prepare you for a successful and seamless transition to your next educational goal.
For more information contact: Advising Services at 281-756-3531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.