Transfer Services at MECC

MECC’s Transfer Services assists students who wish to pursue their education beyond the Associates degree. Services include one on one advising sessions, transfer fairs, course equivalency planning, campus visits, as well as assistance with college applications.

MECC Transfer Programs include:

Guaranteed Admission Programs & Articulation Agreements

MECC  has guaranteed admission agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in Virginia and beyond.  These agreements provide benefits for students who graduate with an Associates of Arts & Sciences degree in one of the transfer programs listed above.  Students may be guaranteed entrance to specific institutions providing they meet the criteria as established in each institution’s agreement for:  minimum grade criteria (GPA); prerequisite course requirements in specific programs; and proper application for admission procedures.

MECC also has program-specific articulation agreements with several four-year colleges and universities within the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the region.  These agreements apply to students who earn an associate’s degree and are designed to facilitate transfer of course work taken at MECC into a specific bachelor’s degree program.

Information on agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in Virginia can be found:

Transfer Grants

Students who entered a Virginia community college in 2007 or in subsequent years may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 annually upon transferring to a four-year institution.  To qualify, students must complete a transfer associate’s degree with a 3.0 grade point average and meet financial eligibility requirements.  The grant will be applied to tuition expenses at a four-year Virginia college or university, either public or private.  The grant provides $1,000 for all eligible students, with an extra $1,000 for students who pursue undergraduate work in engineering, math, technology, teaching or science.

Transfer Resources and Tools

Transfer information and direct contact with colleges and universities can be obtained through the Transfer Virginia website. Your MECC advisor is available to assist you with course selection and basic transfer information as you make your educational journey.  A Transfer Day is held annually and gives students the opportunity to meet with representatives from many four-year colleges and universities around the Commonwealth and region.

Transfer Virginia is an initiative to provide transparency and access throughout the college transfer process. you can research, plan, and organize your transfer journey using the information and resources available within this portal from Virginia’s institutions. Click Here to Sign In or Create Account.

Planning for a Successful Transfer

The transfer process can be an exciting and smooth transition from MECC to the college or university of your choice.

  • Plan early. Academic Advisors are available to assist you with the transfer process, but you must communicate.
  • Become familiar with the course requirements. Do not be afraid to ask an academic advisor if you have any questions about your program or requirements for transfer.
  • Decide on a major that interests you. You must state your choice of major when you apply for transfer to a four-year college.
  • Discuss course requirements, know what general education requirements you will need for the program you plan to pursue at the four-year institution.
  • Attend the transfer fair and make contact with representatives from various four-year institutions to be sure you select the institution best for you!

MECC College Transfer Electives

This listing represents the courses offered in the transfer degree programs of MECC. Students and advisors may use this listing to select options for transfer electives, humanities electives and social science electives. Several courses are included because they are applicable to a specific articulation agreement. Inclusion in this comprehensive list is not a guarantee that the course will be offered in a given semester nor acceptance of transferability at another college/university. Selection of courses should be made based on planning for a desired career path or for the college/university degree program to which you intend to transfer.

For Further Information Contact:

Beth Boggs, M.Ed, Coordinator of Advising 276-523-9106
Dr. Ted Booth, Dean of Arts & Sciences 276-523-9038