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What is Alabama Transfers?
Your newly-reimagined STARS guide.
Since its creation in 1994, the Articulation and General Studies Committee (AGSC) has fought to save students credits, time, and money. As a result of our efforts, when Alabama students transfer from a community college to a public four-year university, they can rest assured that their coursework will accompany them.
At the community college level, the AGSC implemented and maintains a common course numbering system. It audits the course curricula to ensure that each course carries the same weight, no matter where a student takes it.
At the university level, the AGSC has overseen the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS). This online system lets students preview how their credits will transfer for a target major and university. By submitting an official “transfer guide,” they can enter into a legally binding agreement with the university to hold it to its word.
STARS was cutting edge when it was released, but it’s due for an upgrade. Today’s web applications are much more interactive and easily extensible than those of yesteryear. Alabama Transfers fulfills this need for an upgrade — and then some!
The new Alabama Transfers website streamlines students' transfer experience by helping them:
- Think about fields of study broadly, not about specific degree requirements
- “Shop around” for programs, universities, and fields of study
- Develop a vision for their career opportunities and future projects
- Connect with universities and take the next step