Facilitating Student Transfer
According to the National Student Clearinghouse,* about a third of all students transfer colleges, with half moving to a two-year college. However, the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement* found that transfer students are less engaged and less satisfied with their college experience.
Whether you are working at a two- or four-year institution, the following resources can help you create a richer educational experience for transfer students, while ensuring they are ready for the changes they will face.
ACS resources for educators
- ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs
ACS Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures for Bachelor’s Degree Programs
To facilitate articulation, ACS guidelines for two- and four-year programs deliberately parallel each other
- Partnerships for improving education
Information, tools, and advice for creating and growing collaborative partnerships between two- and four-year institutions
- Undergraduate Transitions: Enhancing Student Success
Report from a 2004 symposium addressing the complex issues involved in supporting students who transfer colleges
- Maximizing our impact in the world of student transfer
A handbook designed to help faculty understand the student transfer landscape, learn how partnerships can facilitate student transfer, and identify effective practices in student transfer
Resources for students
- Advice and resources for students who are planning on transferring from a two-year to four-year program
- Community College Survey of Student Engagement*
A companion survey to the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement, the survey identifies ways to better engage students at two-year colleges
- National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition*
Collection and dissemination of effective practices in student engagement and transfer
- NCES Postsecondary Surveys and Programs*
Reports and data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on two-year programs, bachelor’s programs, and more
* These resources are provided for informational purposes only. Listing of a product or service on this website does not constitute an endorsement by ACS.