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Transfer Services

The DCCCD Transfer Services/Articulation and University Relations Office helps you transfer course credit from DCCCD colleges or to transfer from another college to one of the colleges of DCCCD.

Transfer to DCCCD

Are you home for the summer and want to pick up a few credit hours that will transfer back to your home college? Maybe you tried a big university and decided it wasn’t right for you?

You can transfer to a college of DCCCD from any institution to get the most out of your college experience.

Please note that you must request official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have previously attended before you can enroll at one of the colleges of DCCCD, even if you just want to take one class. Having your transcripts helps us advise you about the classes you qualify to take and the classes that will best help you meet your goals. Learn more about how to enroll.

Transfer to University

If you want to transfer from one of the colleges of DCCCD to a four-year college or university, the key to success — and minimizing stress — is planning ahead. We have plenty of information to help you with the planning process.

  • The Transfer101 website offers a wealth of information to walk you through the process of transferring from a Texas community college to a university, step by step.
  • Steps to a Successful Transfer - Follow these steps to stay on track and achieve your transfer goals.
  • Transfer Timeline - If possible, you should begin planning your transfer about one year before you intend to start attending classes at a four-year college or university. This basic timeline lists the steps you will need to take at each stage in the process.
  • Virtual Transfer Fair - Visit universities without leaving your computer! See our welcome video to learn more about this tool.
  • University Transfer Guides - If you already know which university you want to attend and which major you want to study, use these guides to make sure your courses from DCCCD colleges transfer into your major.
  • Articulation (Transfer) Agreements - These contracts establish the terms and conditions of transfer from DCCCD to various universities. Familiarizing yourself with the articulation agreement between DCCCD and your university of choice can help you ensure a smooth transfer.
  • University Pre-admission - Many universities offer pre-admission to graduates of DCCCD colleges, which may lock your tuition rate, allow you to use university services and much more.
  • Transfer Resources - Here you’ll find links to tips on the transfer process, research tools that can help you find information about four-year colleges and universities and more.

DCCCD Articulation Agreements with Online Colleges and Universities

  • American Public University System
  • Amberton University
  • Bellevue University
  • Bethel University
  • Capella University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Excelsior College
  • Fort Hayes State University
  • Governors State University
  • Kaplan University
  • Jones International University
  • New England College Online
  • New England School of Finance
  • Northcentral University
  • Strayer University
  • Tarleton State University
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Maryland University College
  • Western Governors University

Guarantee For Transfer Credit

The college guarantees to its Associate in Arts and Associate in Sciences graduates the transferability of course credit to Texas public colleges and universities. Students pursuing these degrees will complete the college's Core Curriculum. By Texas State Law, the entire Core will transfer as a block to all Texas public colleges and universities to take the place of the core curriculum of the receiving transfer institution. Students should work closely with an advisor in the choice of electives to ensure that the receiving institution has cooperated with the college in the development of Transfer and Equivalency Guides that clearly indicate how the receiving institution accepts the selected elective courses in transfer.

Another means of ensuring the transferability and applicability of all courses within an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Sciences is to follow specific degree plans in specific majors that are called Fields of Study. A Field of Study plan has the approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The entire plan of courses is designed to transfer as a block of courses to all Texas public colleges and universities when the student majors in the specific Field of Study at the transfer institution.

The college guarantees that a student may take tuition-free course(s) if: (a) A Texas public college or university refuses to accept in transfer core courses when the student has received the Associate in Arts or Associate in Sciences degree; (b) A Texas public college or university refuses to accept in transfer courses listed in that institution's Transfer Guide; (c) A Texas public college or university refuses to accept in transfer all courses taken in order to receive a Field of Study Associate in Arts/Associate in Sciences degree.

The conditions that apply to the guarantee area are as follows:

  • Transferability means the acceptance of credits toward the general education requirements at a Texas public college or university. The courses must consist entirely of those in the Core Curriculum, the courses outlined in an official Field of Study, and additional elective courses identified by the receiving university as transferable and applicable toward a specific major and degree in its Transfer Guides written within the last five years; and
  • Limitations of total number of credits accepted in transfer, grades required, relevant grade point average and duration of transferability apply as stated in the catalog of the receiving institution.

The college works with a number of institutions to develop Articulation Agreements and Transfer Guides. To find out more about articulation agreements, transfer guides and other transfer information, visit Transfer Services.

In order to secure such a guarantee, students should begin the process in the college Counseling/Advisement Center to work closely with an advisor.

To ensure guaranteed transfer, students are strongly encouraged to check with the university where they plan to transfer. No university shall be required to accept in transfer toward a degree, more than 66 semester credit hours of academic credits earned by a student in a community college. Universities, however, may choose to accept additional credit hours. Also, all public colleges and universities must offer at least 42 semester credit hours of academic courses that are substantially equivalent to courses listed in the Lower Division Academic Course Guide manual including those that fulfill the lower-division portion of the institution's core curriculum.

Have Questions?

Contact an academic advisor at Dallas Colleges Online. They will be happy to assist you.