An associate degree is not always required to transfer. For help in deciding whether completing the associate degree is the best choice for you, meet with a Madison College academic advisor. Advisors at your transfer college are also a good resource.
You might consider transferring AFTER earning an associate degree if:
- The college you plan to transfer to has an articulation agreement with Madison College.
- There is a good chance you might want to take a break before completing your bachelorâ€™s degree.
- Obtaining an associate degree is a personal goal.
- Your employer offers an increase in salary once you have earned an associate degree.
You might consider transferring BEFORE earning an associate degree if:
- When charting your coursework, you realize you need to transfer sooner to graduate on your timeline.
- You prefer to transfer to a 4-year college as soon as possible.
- Obtaining an associate degree is not a personal goal.