Many students attending a community college indicate that their goal is to work towards the completion of their general education requirements and transfer to a four-year college or university. Whether your transfer objective is clear or undefined, academic advisors are available to assist you with this important decision.
Will my credits transfer? Anoka-Ramsey has a number of articulation agreements. Articulation agreements are partnerships between colleges that make the transfer of credits a smoother process. Even without an articulation agreement ARCC's credits are commonly accepted. Be sure to confirm this with the institution you plan to attend. u.Select is a good resource to unofficially evaluate how your credits may transfer. Here is a link on how to use u.Select.
Advantage of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (General Education/MnTC) The MnTC includes 40 credits in 10 goal areas. Typically, the MnTC will meet the lower-level general education requirements for a 4 year degree at a MnSCU institution or the University of Minnesota.
Advantage of an Associate in Arts (AA) degree? The AA is intended for students who want to transfer and earn a 4 year degree. There are also a number of AA degrees with an emphasis at ARCC which have articulation agreements with various 4 year institutions. Typically, a student with an AA will have their lower-level general education requirements complete. The AA consists of the MnTC, wellness credits and elective credits which can be used to:
- Complete pre-requisites needed for anticipated four year degree program
- Explore career focused courses that will prepare you for work
Be sure to discuss your transfer plans not only with an academic advisor at Anoka-Ramsey Community College but with an academic advisor from the institution you plan to transfer to. Transfer guides are also available online to help you choose courses based on the institution or program to which you plan to transfer.