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BCC students are encouraged to meet with a Counselor during a scheduled appointment or during walk-in hours to discuss transfer college selection, the transfer application process, academic preparation for transferring, colleges and universities with programs of study in disciplines of interest, transfer scholarships and resources.
It is never too soon to begin planning for the transfer process. We actually encourage students to meet with a Counselor and begin the process early in their first semester. There are a number of steps to the process, and our experience can help make the process easier.
Identifying Career and Academic Goals
Some students enter BCC with an academic plan, including plans for transfer, in place. Others are entirely undecided about transfer and career plans. Either way, it is strongly advised that students meet with a Counselor early and often, whether to review and solidify plans or to begin focusing on career and academic directions. To meet with a Counselor, either stop by SS-210 or call 778-5210 to make an appointment for Transfer Counseling.
It goes without saying that career goals and transfer plans are closely related and should be examined carefully in order to maximize the learning experience and future career options. The best first step in the transfer process is to clarify or determine your career goals. Our Counseling faculty are trained and experienced in both career and transfer Counseling, and often integrate the two. Some of our assessment tools will supplement this integration and provide you with even greater insight into your potential majors and careers.
Choosing a Major
Once you've decided on a career direction, it will be easier to identify first a major and then transfer college options. BCC students enrolled in the Liberal Arts may select a major, such as Psychology, History, or Literature from within the area of Liberal Arts. Counselors with experience in career exploration can help you determine how your academic choice, combined work-related interests and skills relate to various majors and careers. Working with a Counselor will help you answer these important questions:
Your academic advisor will also be a key resource in identifying the most appropriate courses to take at BCC and explaining which BCC curriculum will maximize the credits you will transfer.