Transfer Center

Checklist for Transferring

  1. Meet with your CSI Major Advisor
    • Major advisors can assist you with transfer planning, transfer agreements, and help with course selection.
    • If you are a Liberal Arts major, the Advising Center is your assigned advisor and can provide transfer advising services.
  2. Identify schools that you may want to transfer to
    • Once you have decided on what major/area of study you want to pursue for your bachelor degree, you will want to research the four-year schools that you may want to transfer to. The earlier you can start this process the better because each school will have different requirements.
    • Talk to college representatives that visit CSI.
    • Visit campuses that you are considering.
  3. Apply for graduation for your CSI degree
    • The Office of the Registrar recommends that students apply for graduation when they register for their last semester at CSI.
    • Students can apply for graduation through MyCSI.
    • Make arrangements to participate in CSI's commencement.
  4. Choose transfer school
    • Explore transfer schools to match your educational/career goals
    • Receive assistance in application process such as your letter of intent, resume, etc.
    • Discover scholarships available for your field of study on Career Information Systems.
    • Please contact the Career Center for additional information.
  5. Submit an application to your intended transfer school
    • Indentify important application and fee deadlines. Some colleges and universities set priority application deadlines as early as October 1.
    • Also be aware that some programs of study may have an admissions process as well.
  6. Send official transcripts
    • Transcripts may need to be submitted with your application & after your CSI grades are posted for your final semester. Transcripts can be ordered from the National Student Clearinghouse.
  7. Apply for financial aid and scholarships
    • Be sure to check the deadlines for financial aid and scholarships at the institutions you wish to transfer to.
  8. Academic Advising
    • Meet with an academic advisor in your intended field of study or a transfer counselor at your new institution.
  9. Housing
    • If appropriate, make arrangements with residential housing.
  10. Parking
    • Many colleges and universities have parking enforcement policies. Ask a transfer representative if you are required to purchase a parking permit.