and Transfer of Credit
Austin Community College offers a broad range of educational opportunities
for the student whose goal is to transfer to a four-year institution.
Examples of resources, found below, can assist students in making informed
decisions when selecting courses, choosing a transfer institution, and
developing their transfer plan.
and Counseling Centers
Students planning to transfer ACC coursework to another college or university
should contact an ACC Advising or Counseling Center to take advantage
of the resources designed specifically for transfer students. Some of
the resources available include college and university catalogs, reference
books and materials, transfer and 2+2 guides, equivalency guides, transfer
admissions information, and information about the ACC Core Curriculum
and Field of Study curricula. Students are encouraged to take advantage
of these resources the first semester they enroll at ACC, particularly
if they are undecided on a major or have not selected a senior institution.
Articulation and transfer information is available from the ACC Internet
site at www2.austin.cc.tx.us/transfer/
where students will find information on the following:
- Tips on how to
- Transfer terms
and Frequently Asked Questions.
equivalency guides for how ACC courses transfer to various 4-year institutions.
- Transfer and 2+2
guides for ACC courses and specific majors and degrees at 4-year institutions.
- A list of those
colleges and universities with which ACC has developed articulation
- Information on
the Core Curricula of various Texas colleges and universities.
Transfer scholarship and contact information.
- Helpful links to
other transfer resources available on the Internet.
Transfer courses are those which are designed to transfer to other colleges
and universities. Because a course will transfer does not mean it will
apply towards a specific major or degree at a four-year college or university,
therefore it is important for students to consult with an advisor or counselor
about the transferability and the applicability of a specific course for
the students intended major and transfer institution.
To assist students in transferring from one college to another, many institutions
of higher education in Texas have become members of the Texas Common Course
Numbering System (TCCNS) consortium, which provides a shared, uniform
set of course designations or equivalencies to facilitate the transfer
of credit on a statewide basis. In Fall 1999, the Texas Common Course
Number became the official course number for ACC courses. Courses contained
in the TCCN are general academic courses. Remedial courses are not included.
For additional information on how to read course numbers, refer to the
Course Descriptions section of this catalog.
Articulation is the formal process of developing and maintaining transfer
options for students. Austin Community College and several 4-year institutions
establish signed articulation agreements to provide students with access
to, and linkages with, baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. Agreements
often include: Minimum GPA requirements for admission, minimum number
of credit hours that will transfer and transferable courses for specific
degrees or majors. In addition, student should consider the following
tips when making their transfer plans:
- Begin early and
- Obtain a catalog
from the intended college or university the same academic year they
enroll at ACC
- Develop their transfer
plan with the assistance of an ACC advisor or counselor.
- Make contact with
an academic advisor and admissions representative from the institution
to which they intend to transfer
- Follow the transfer
agreement established for each college or university program listed.
of Transfer Disputes
ACC works closely with other colleges and universities to provide a smooth
transfer experience for ACC students and follows the guidelines established
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the resolution of
transfer disputes as prescribed by Texas Education Code Section 1.078
(Chapter 5, Subchapter S, Section 5.393). The Office of the Associate
Vice President of Academic Programs accepts the initial contact from a
receiving institution when a student transferring from ACC to that institution
is denied transfer of course credit(s).