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Transferring from HACC

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Transferring to a four-year college or university is a major goal of many HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College students. HACC has highly transferable courses and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a standard accrediting organization for community and 4-year colleges.

Successful transfer requires careful selection and planning so courses taken at HACC meet requirements of the transfer institution. It is essential that students choose a transfer curriculum and work with their advisor, using HACC's extensive transfer information, to select required transfer courses. Transfer information includes transfer checksheets, comprehensive transfer notebooks, course equivalencies, transfer agreements, college directories, and catalogs. Transfer will be most efficient when the student selects the specific college to which they wish to transfer.

A student can transfer at any time they apply to and are accepted by the school to which they want to transfer. Some students prefer to stay at HACC for the maximum amount of credits for reasons of cost, proximity, flexibility of class availability, or simply preference. Other students may prefer to transfer as soon as they can be accepted by another institution. There are a few majors, such as a Music major, to which a student may need to transfer sooner in order to have the full range of choices for efficient and timely completion of their degree.

Credits accepted by HACC for coursework completed at other institutions may not necessarily be accepted by the college to which you are transferring. When a student applies for transfer, official transcripts will need to be sent from each school previously attended. HACC decisions to transfer credits in are HACC's alone. Each receiving institution makes independent decisions based upon their criteria for awarding transfer credits.