If you are not ready to print a Transfer Guide as shown in "How
to Use Stars," you can still use STARS to explore and plan.
If you have decided on a MAJOR but not a UNIVERSITY: See "Lists of Majors"
to to find which universities offer your major subject.
Can't find the major anywhere? Try
other wordings (for example,
speech therapy = "Speech Pathology"). All business majors (accounting,
management, marketing, etc.) are listed as "Business."
If you like a UNIVERSITY but are not sure of a
MAJOR: Select "Quick Links" to
"Four-Year Home Pages" and the website of your chosen university,
where you can read about all its major subjects.
What does STARS not guarantee?
--that you will be admitted to the
university. You must meet its application deadline, pay fees, and have a
minimum grade average. STARS does guarantee
that your Northeast credits will be accepted when the university admits you.
--that you will be admitted to a selective
major program. Some majors have entry requirements over and above being
admitted to the university. See the university's website to see what it
takes to qualify for your chosen major.
--that the university will accept a course
you passed with a "D." This is up to the individual
--that the university will not change its
requirements before you graduate from it. STARS does guarantee
that you will be treated exactly the same as students who were enrolled
in the university on the date you obtained your Transfer Agreement.
(This is a good reason to get your Transfer Agreement early in
your time at Northeast. The date printed on it will protect you if
university requirements change.) In other words, if the university helps
its own students through the transition, it will help you.
--that an out-of-state college or university
will honor the STARS system. STARS is for public colleges and universities in Alabama. However, every year Northeast students
transfer to out-of-state institutions without losing credits, because
they follow Northeast requirements carefully and study the
institutions' catalogs and websites.
Independent (private) colleges in Alabama use the 2to4 Program instead of STARS. See the 2to4 page.
You can prevent any problems:
Read the university's catalog and meet all
its requirements and deadlines.
Get a Transfer Guide early and follow it (STARS if
transferring to a public institution in Alabama, 2to4 if
transferring to a private institution in Alabama).
Ask for help understanding university and transfer requirements, from your advisor and from the
Keep up your grades at Northeast.
If you feel
you have a complaint about the STARS system at any time,
contact Dr. Joe Burke at Northeast. The few STARS problems experienced
by Northeast students have ALL been resolved
in the students' favor.
Dr. Joseph D. Burke
Vice President/Dean of Instruction
Office: PA 121