Earning a degree at Montgomery College can be the first stop on your way to earning a bachelor's degree. MC has transfer agreements with many exceptional four-year colleges and universities across the region and all over the country, some with benefits like guaranteed admission, tuition discounts, and special scholarships. Earning your associate's degree from MC, then transferring and completing your bachelor’s degree elsewhere, provides you with a strong educational foundation and substantial savings on overall tuition costs.
A Roadmap to Your Bachelor’s Degree
Transfer planning can begin as soon as your first meeting with an MC counselor to pick out classes. When you meet, be sure to discuss the following questions:
- What schools are you considering for transfer?
- How soon do you hope to transfer?
- What are you thinking about majoring in?
Look through the transfer agreements MC has with four-year schools to see the benefits and details of each agreement, and learn more about Transfer Partnership Programs and transfer scholarships. Many of the agreements have suggested transfer pathways, outlining which courses to take and when, to help you make a seamless transition from MC to another school.
Top Reasons to Complete Your Associate's Degree Before You Transfer:
- Students with associate's degrees are 92 percent more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years.
- An associate’s degree, when transferred to a Maryland institution, will satisfy most institutions' general education requirements.
- Some guaranteed admission programs, scholarship opportunities, and special access programs require you to earn an associate’s degree.
- Earning an associate’s degree will decrease the overall cost of your education.
- An associate’s degree can help you get a job or a promotion right now, instead of waiting to complete your bachelor’s degree.
Below, watch as Luis Rosales is informed that he is MC’s latest recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, awarded to outstanding community college students with financial need. Rosales, a 2016 graduate of MC's Macklin Business Institute, now attends Georgetown University.