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Transfer Process

If you plan to transfer to a 4-year school after attending Western, consider the tips below to make your transfer process smoother.

Complete your associate's degree at Western Wyoming Community College. National research shows that community college students who finish their degree program complete a baccalaureate degree at a much higher rate than those students who transfer without an associate's degree.

Plan ahead. The earlier you begin to prepare for transferring, the better. During your first semester at Western Wyoming Community College you should start the transfer process. Complete the Western Wyoming Community College Transfer Track registration and let us know the institutions you are considering transferring to. Take advantage of networking with transfer institutions through Western Wyoming Community College Transfer Fairs and visits to transfer institutions.

Choose a major. If you are uncertain of your major and need assistance with career planning contact the Western Wyoming Community College Mustang Success office, (307) 382-1660, to schedule a career planning appointment. By choosing your major early, you can take the prerequisites you need for your university program at Western Wyoming Community College. Well-thought-out course plans will help you complete your transfer program in approximately two years after graduating from Western Wyoming Community College, saving you time and money.

Take the time to research four-year institutions and visit their campuses. It is important that the transfer institution is the right fit for you. Visit your top choices, connect with transfer resources on their campuses, and confirm the program you are interested in pursuing is offered at their institution. Also, research their transfer admission and program requirements to help you stay on track.

Confirm how your credits will transfer. Make the most out of your education by enrolling in courses that will transfer to the university you are planning on transferring to. Schedule an appointment at the Western Wyoming Community College Mustang Success office, (307) 382-1660, to receive help reviewing transfer guides and making the connections at the university. Western Wyoming Community College has articulation agreements with several transfer institutions.

Meet with advisors. Meet with your Western Wyoming Community College advisor and the transfer representatives at the university. Keep your Western Wyoming Community College advisor informed of your transfer plans, and the semester prior to graduating from Western Wyoming Community College connect with your academic advisor at your transfer institution.

Get admitted. Apply to the institution and to the program, if the program has an application process. Several programs, like engineering and nursing, have a separate application process. Make sure you complete those application materials, too. The deadlines for admission materials and program admission materials may vary. Ask lots of questions to make sure you are not missing any processes or deadlines.

Transfer scholarships. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact the university to inquire about transfer and program scholarships. Be aware of all financial aid and program deadlines.

Attend orientation. Take advantage of the opportunities that the universities offer and have created for transfer students. Attend the transfer orientations to help you make a seamless transfer to the university you are transferring to.

For more information, contact the Mustang Success office at (307) 382-1660 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181