Questions for Transfer Schools

Research potential transfer schools

If you’re thinking about transferring after JCC, contact your transfer schools to ask questions and plan a campus visit so you can get to know the potential provider of your advanced degree.

Before your visit

  • Meet with a JCC counselor and gather information about the school and your program of study ahead of time, so you can ask informed questions.
  • Call a few weeks before your visit to ask if the school can provide an unofficial evaluation of your transcript that you can discuss during your visit. (However, don’t be surprised if schools won’t do so until you have applied or are accepted to their institution).
  • Schedule appointments with both an admissions counselor and an advisor in the academic department of your interest.
  • Take a copy of your JCC transcript when you visit schools.

During your visit

  • Keep track of the name of the college/university as well as names, titles, and contact information of people you meet.

After your visit

  • If you would like to review your visit with a JCC counselor, make an appointment by calling 716.338.1007. We look forward to helping you with your transfer process.​
  • What GPA is required for acceptance into your school and my program of study?
  • What overall GPA and program GPA is needed to obtain a degree in my program of study?
  • What are the application deadlines for your institution and for my program of study?
  • What is the total number of credits that your institution will accept?
  • Do my accepted credits meet degree requirements at your school? If yes, how do they fit in? If no, why don’t they fit in?
  • After I transfer, how much longer will it take for me to get my bachelor’s degree from your school?
  • What specific general education, core, general elective, or other course requirements do I need to take at your school to complete my degree?
  • Are there any other courses I can complete at JCC that will meet program requirements at your school?
  • What transfer scholarships does your school offer?
  • What type of housing is available for transfer students?
  • What student activities are available?
  • What is the availability of computers at your school?
  • What is the average size of your classes and generally what percentage of your classes are taught by graduate assistants?
  • What specific courses should I take before transferring?
  • What internships or co-ops are available as part of your program?
  • What are the job placement statistics for your graduates and what types of jobs are they being offered?
  • What job placement assistance do you provide for graduating students and alumni?