This guide will serve as a general guideline for students transferring to a four-year institution. If you plan to transfer prior without a degree, you should see an advisor to obtain additional assistance.
Make a preliminary career choice.
Begin research to select major or career by visiting Career Services.
Complete a variety of exploratory courses in your area(s) of interest.
Consult with an advisor before registering.
Select a major program of study.
Select at least three universities to which you will apply.
Complete any general education courses.
Attend CSM‘s Transfer Fairs in the fall and spring semesters.
Contact perspective universities and obtain preview books, catalogs and admissions/financial aid applications.
Obtain deadlines for submission of admission application and financial aid for each institution.
Communicate with admissions representative to discuss transfer admission policies and transferring credits from CSM.
Attend Transfer workshops.
Meet with transfer coordinator or program advisor.
Submit application for admissions and fee. Photocopy before sending. Request that official transcript from CSM and other schools attended to be sent to university.
Submit financial aid forms. FAFSA’s deadline is usually March 1 for the following academic year. Photocopy before sending.
Submit housing application. Photocopy before sending.
Petition to graduate from CSM and obtain your degree by filing a graduation application with the Advisement and Career Services, if applicable.
Schedule on-campus visits with university representatives. Attend orientation/welcome/advising days at your transfer university.