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Counselors’ transfer toolkit

Select a major to view approved ACCS courses, or specify a university to view its course equivalencies.

Anatomy of a Transfer Guide

Here’s what students will find on their Guide and how you should advise them with it

  1. Student information

    We use the student’s information to look up submissions and verify them with universities when they transfer. Most important are the student’s legal name and intended major — without either of these, a guide is not valid. As a counselor, the first thing you should do is double check these details with the student.

  2. Guide permalink

    We provide a permanent URL where the student will be able access their guide, should they lose their printed copy.

  3. Universities offering the chosen major

    Guides are valid only at universities that offer the student’s chosen major. As a counselor, you should remind students of this fact, and encourage them to submit an additional guide(s) if they think they might transfer to an unlisted university.

    Additionally, you should help the student understand that the Area V (pre-professional) courses listed on their guide may not be offered at all universities, and the way they are applied for transfer credits may differ. Therefore, they must read the Area V information for their chosen university.

  4. Course requirements

    The courses listed on the Transfer Guide have common numbers and titles across all ACCS community colleges. To see the course numbers and titles at their chosen university, students can refer to our Transfer Equivalency Matrix.

  5. Official agreement

    This text is the Official Agreement set forth by Act 94-202 of the Alabama State Legislature. Its presence gives the Guide its legally-binding status.

    That being said, it’s fairly dense and written in “legalese”. Rather than reading this section with students, you should inform them of its importance and direct them to the FAQs (below), which go through the same information in more approachable terms.

  6. Frequently asked questions

    If you have a suggestion to add to our FAQs based on your interactions with students, feel free to drop us a line.