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Transfer Sinclair Credits

General information on transferring Sinclair credits:

The Transfer Process

No matter which 4 year university you choose to transfer too from Sinclair, the general transfer process and pathway will remain relatively the same.

  1. Apply to Sinclair College
  2. Meet with a Sinclair Academic Advisor to create your MAP
  3. Meet with a Sinclair Transfer Specialist to discuss your transfer goals
  4. Finish your Sinclair Associate Degree
  5. Apply to your chosen four-year university
  6. Finish your Bachelor's Degree

Making a Transfer Plan

You don't have to wait to graduate from Sinclair before you plan your transfer. In fact you shouldn't!

Create your transfer plan from a Sinclair associate degree to a university bachelor's degree ahead of time. This will ensure that when you graduate from Sinclair you are ready with the correct courses you need for transfer, have all paperwork ready and completed, and can start taking your bachelor's degree courses with no delay after graduation. Below are the major steps involved in making a transfer plan and when you should have them completed.

Time Frame (prior to graduation) Approx. Sinclair Credit Hours Completed Major Steps To Do
12-24 months 15-30 credit hours Determine where you plan to transfer and what bachelor's degree you want to obtain
12 months 31-45 credit hours Meet with a Sinclair Transfer Specialist and stay on your MAP, taking the correct courses needed for transfer
6 months 46-60 credit hours Meet with a Sinclair Transfer Specialist and your four-year university transfer advisor to complete any requirements left for graduating Sinclair and submitting your application and financial aid paperwork for your transfer college

Transfer Checklist

It has been proven that students who have a detailed graduation and transfer plan are more likely to succeed, graduate on time, and have greater success in their career. Use the detailed transfer checklist and planning timeline below when talking with your Sinclair Transfer Specialist.


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Factors to consider when choosing where to transfer after completing your Sinclair degree:
  • Degree Programs: Make sure the college you choose has the major you are interested in pursuing.
  • Learning Environment: Consider factors like a college’s average class size, student-to-teacher Do you learn better through discussions or through hands-on activity?
  • Campus Life: What do you want your college experience to be like outside of the classroom? Extracurricular activities, social life, school spirit and traditions and housing options are important to consider.
  • Distance from Home: Decide how far from home you want your college experience to take you. Do you want to have the support of friends and family nearby, or experience life in an entirely new part of the country?
  • Location: Do you see yourself attending college in a small town where the campus is the center of activity, or a major metropolitan area where you’ll enjoy the benefits of city living? Also decide if you want to be in a certain geographic area or climate.
  • Type of College: Private, public, religiously affiliated, single-sex or co-ed there are many types of colleges and all offer benefits and drawbacks.
  • Size: A tiny liberal arts school and a huge state university will give you two very different college experiences. Visit colleges at both ends of the size spectrum and a few somewhere in the middle to see where you feel most comfortable.
  • Student Body: Do you want a college where you’ll be surrounded by students similar to yourself, or one where you’ll meet people from a variety of backgrounds? Check out student demographics for colleges you’re considering, such as male-to-female ratio, average student age, and geographic, ethnic and religious diversity.
  • Cost: Don’t limit your college search because of costs. Financial aid and scholarships can do a lot to offset cost differences between two colleges. But do think realistically about how you plan to pay for college, and find schools that work within your financial circumstances.
  • First Impressions: No matter what, you should visit the top two or three colleges you are considering. Talk to students, take a long walk through campus, sit in on a class and grab a cup of coffee in the student union. The best way to get a real feel for a college and decide if you belong there is to go there. And if you’re like many students, you’ll visit one college that just feels “right.” Go with your instincts and believe in first impressions.