Community colleges are 2-year degree institutions. They offer associates degrees and the opportunity to transfer to NYU, UPenn, Harvard and other top universities. But, you might be wondering, how long does it take to transfer from community college?
In this post, you'll get an idea of how long it usually takes to transfer from community college. Additionally, I'll share with you some insight about finishing in one year, two years or more than three years. Hopefully, it will help your decision making for going to community college then transferring.
How Long Does It Usually Take To Transfer?
For most students, it takes two years. These are students who typically knew that they wanted to transfer to university before starting community college. In fact, when I graduated from community college, the majority of my class had started the same semester as I did. They were all able to finish community college in two years and then transfer.
Yes, there were some students who transferred after just one year and others who transferred after 3 years, but only you can decided when you're going to transfer from community college. Below, I'll give you some tips for both.
Personally, I do not recommend transferring from community college after one year. One year is not enough time to establish an impressive academic record or make an impact at the school. Plus, you won't be saving as much money when it comes to transferring credits.
If you're transferring after 3 years or more, you are probably moving too slowly. Either you do not have a solid community college guide to follow, or you are doing some serious damage control to your GPA. Ideally you should be able to do everything in 2 years and get moving towards your bachelors degree.
However long you decided to stay is completely up to you and how well your prepare to succeed. It will all be worth it when you are able to transfer to Ivy League, Tier 1 or other top universities. Community colleges are truly a blessing for students who are looking for a fresh start.