Set a Career Goal
The first step is to set a career goal for yourself. Without a career goal, it's hard to know which institution is best for you. Some schools may not offer the major you want.
If you need help setting a career goal visit RCC's Career and Transfer Advising Center and use RCC's Career and Transfer Advising Center's new online tool, Career Coach. Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.
Research Transfer Destinations
There are many factors to consider when choosing a transfer destination. Size, location, programs, cost and many other factors may influence your decision.
Start your search by looking at college websites, then visit the colleges that interest you, and be sure to inquire about transfer scholarships.
Online information is a good start, but nothing compares to a good campus visit. Beyond taking the campus tour, see if you can sit in on a class or two, talk to students and faculty in your major, have your transcripts evaluated, and ask about research and internship opportunities.
Most students need to consider costs in the selection process. Some institutions offer specific scholarships for transfer students. Learn more about local transfer scholarships and what each college has to offer.