Transfer School Visit Check-List

The general rule to follow for a successful visit to a transfer school is this: the more prepared you are for your visit, the more beneficial your visit will be.

  • Research the transfer school. Visit the websites of schools you are interested in to determine if the school offers your anticipated major. See what special programs, opportunities, and scholarships are available for a transfer student.
  • Make an appointment for your visit by calling the school’s Admissions Office. Arrange a time to meet with a transfer counselor. Plan to spend no less than half a day on your visit.
  • Obtain a copy of your MCC transcript and the MCC catalog to take with you. Most transfer schools offer on-the-spot transcript evaluation for transfer students.
  • Allow time to walk around the campus and soak up the atmosphere. Visit the library or recreational facilities that interest you. Ask yourself how comfortable you would feel on this campus.
  • Take a campus tour. Talk to other students, check out residence halls, and eat a meal in the student center.
  • Prepare a list of questions to take with you on your visit.

These questions might include:

  1. What are your transfer policies?
  2. What are the costs (tuition/housing, etc.) of attending this school?
  3. What types of financial aid and assistance are offered at your school?
  4. What are your deadlines to apply for housing?
  5. Do you offer career/job placement assistance?
  6. Do you have evening/weekend classes? Can I complete my degree in the evening?
  7. What kinds of clubs/organizations/athletic opportunities do you offer?
  8. Tell me about your campus safety/security record.
  9. Can you evaluate my transcripts for transferability before I apply?
  10. May I "sit-in" on some classes?
  11. What support services do you offer (i.e. tutoring, health services, counseling, computer leasing, etc.)?
  12. How do transfer students typically perform academically, compared to native students?
  13. How long will it take me to complete my degree?