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Decide when to Transfer

An associate's degree is not always required to transfer. For help in deciding whether completing the associate's 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’s degree if:

  1. The college you plan to transfer to has an articulation agreement with Madison College.
  2. There is a good chance you might want to take a break before completing your bachelor’s degree.
  3. Obtaining an associate's degree is a personal goal.
  4. Your employer offers an increase in salary once you have earned an associate’s degree.

 You might consider transferring BEFORE earning an associate’s degree if:

  1. When charting your coursework, you realize you need to transfer sooner to graduate on your timeline.
  2. You prefer to transfer to a 4-year college as soon as possible.
  3. Obtaining an associate's degree is not a personal goal.