Transfer Colleges


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Talk to advisors at both your current and future college if you plan on transferring.



Over a third of students change colleges at some point. Students transfer colleges for many reasons, including:

  • Degree: Many students start at a community college and transfer to a university in order to receive a Bachelor’s degree.
    • If you plan to transfer to a 4-year college in Oregon after taking classes at a community college, consider degree partnership programs that allow you to be dual enrolled at both colleges.
  • Program or major: Often, students transfer colleges in order to study a specific program or major.
  • Financial: The cost of college can factor into the decision to change colleges.
  • Fit: This may be any number of factors including location, size, social scene, or campus culture.