Begin Here . . . Go Anywhere
Why begin at Bucks if your goal is a bachelor’s degree?
Financing the cost of a four-year college degree is a major investment for most families. You can decrease the cost of your education with one simple decision. Attend Bucks County Community College and take courses that will meet the requirements of the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Then transfer your Bucks credits to the bachelor’s degree program of your choice.
Begin planning early!
Early planning leads to successful and smooth transfers. The process of transfer planning involves outlining a schedule of courses which can lead to both a Bucks associate degree and a bachelor’s degree of your choosing. It helps assure a smoother path to reach your academic goals.
Begin planning during your first semester at Bucks. Even if you are unsure of your major or transfer school, Bucks counselors can help you take the steps toward setting your goals and making decisions. Bucks Career Services provides career counseling, workshops, and web resources for goal setting and employment skills. See www.bucks.edu/careerservices or call 215-968-8195 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Transfer Services provides individual planning appointments, a resource library, an extensive web site, and transfer fairs. Many colleges and universities welcome transfer students from Bucks. Representatives from these schools visit Bucks campuses during transfer fairs to talk directly with students about their transfer opportunities. The schedule of transfer fairs is on the Transfer Services web site.
While planning your Bucks courses, you should be aware of the following.
- If you need to work on basic skills / developmental education and are required to take courses to prepare for college-level work, these courses may not transfer.
- Certain occupational programs of study prepare students for immediate employment rather than for further education. Therefore, courses in these programs may not transfer to some colleges.
- A course in which you receive a D grade may not transfer.
- Too many courses in your major or in one area of study may not fit into the requirements of the program you plan to follow when you transfer.
- A lack of knowledge of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree or for your major at the transfer college may result in your taking courses that are not appropriate for the major that you plan to study.
- Schools have a limit on the number of credits that are accepted for transfer.