Though Northeast Alabama Community College is able to meet all the needs of some of our students, we realize that sometimes a transfer to another university is necessary in order to complete your degree. You may have concerns about your course credits or when you need to apply. Rest assured; the College and Career Planning Center has you covered. Bryon Miller is our Transfer Advisor, and he is familiar with the programs at state universities and colleges. He is able to provide our transfer students with great guidance during their transition. Contact Bryon today to discuss your path going forward.
A valuable tool for advisors and students alike is the STARS (STatewide Articulation Reporting System) Guide. This guide is used to assist transfer students with determining what courses will transfer to another PUBLIC college or university in Alabama. Guarantee that all your credits from Northeast transfer. It’s a simple process!
STARS (STatewide Articulation Reporting System) is a computerized system that coordinates transfer among public colleges and universities in Alabama. Through STARS you can obtain a STARS Guide for the university and major of your choice.
Alabama state law guarantees that Northeast courses on your STARS Transfer Guide will count at the university if you follow all instructions and enroll there.
Access STARS from the Internet anywhere, including NACC computers in the Library or computer labs:
To learn more about the Alabama Community College System:
It is the student’s responsibility to stay informed about STARS and the senior institution’s requirements regarding individual programs of study.
Remember: If you follow all instructions on your Transfer Guide and are admitted to the college or university, Alabama state law GUARANTEES that your credits will transfer!!
For PRIVATE college and universities, you will need to use the 2 to 4 Transfer Guide.
Transfer to independent (private) colleges in Alabama through the 2to4 TRANSFER PROGRAM. 2to4 Program Transfer Guides tell you how to complete majors in Alabama’s independent colleges after earning an associate’s degree at Northeast (similar to the STARS Guides for public colleges). Your Transfer Guide lists the NACC courses to take for your chosen major at one of these colleges. If you follow the Transfer Guide, you can graduate from the independent college at the same time as students who start there when you start Northeast.
2to4 Transfer Program information and Transfer Guides are here:
- Read the 2to4 Transfer Program web pages linked above.
- Read the independent college’s catalog and website.
- Print a 2to4 Transfer Guide when you start Northeast, and follow it.
- Print an extra copy for your NACC advisor. You are required to have a Transfer Guide at Northeast registration and to give your advisor a copy.
- Get help understanding requirements from the NACC Transfer Advisor, your NACC advisor, and the admissions office of the independent college.
- Keep up your grades at Northeast.
- Meet all the independent college’s requirements and deadlines for admission.
Follow these steps and enjoy a seamless transfer from Northeast!
As of 2014, the following members of Alabama’s Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU) participate in the 2to4 Program:
Birmingham-Southern College, Concordia College, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Judson College, Miles College, Samford University, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, Talladega College, Tuskegee University, United States Sports Academy, and University of Mobile
- Athens State University offers majors in business, arts and sciences, and education, allowing Northeast Alabama Community College students an easy way to apply their two years of college credit towards a four-year bachelor’s degree.
- The 2+2 program means you can complete your first 2 years at Northeast and transfer to Athens State to earn the last 2 years of your Bachelor's degree with a seamless transition.
- With close to 15 business degrees offered completely online, Athens State provides the flexibility and affordability to fit most any life schedule.
- Athens State University also offers education courses by Athens State instructors on the NACC campus.
- An Athens State Advisor is on campus Wednesday's and Thursday's from 9am-3:30pm to help you with your transfer questions in the Athens State University Center located in GYM 107. The Athens State University Advising Center at NACC can make transferring to Athens State an easy process.
- Bryan College is a Christian, liberal arts school located in Dayton, Tennessee. The college offers courses completely online and onsite in Chattanooga, in a convenient 6 week format.
- Through a recently signed articulation agreement, NACC students graduating with an Associate of Science (AS) or an Associate of Art (AA) in any discipline can now transfer credit earned from Northeast to Bryan College. This agreement ensures students that all the courses they take here will transfer to this out of state school.
- An exciting benefit of this agreement is the $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to all NACC graduates with an AA or AS who meet the entrance requirements at Bryan College. The scholarship award will be divided over the first three semesters of study.
- In addition, one full-tuition scholarship will be awarded each academic year to a NACC graduate completing an AA or AS degree with outstanding academic performance. This scholarship will include tuition for the core program courses and will not include fees, books, elective credits, or courses being repeated.
- Other scholarships specifically designated for NACC faculty and staff or their dependents.
- The UAH Pathways Program enables a more seamless transition from NACC to UAH. Student’s register for the program within their first year at NACC. This program allows students to take 64 hours of general education courses at NACC, including the Charger Foundations and a set of courses that are unique to their major, but taught by NACC. For example, Engineering students can take EGR 101 at NACC and have it replace UAH’s MAE 100, EE 100, or CE 101.
- Students in the Pathways Program can enroll in up to 12 hours of UAH coursework to be delivered on-site at NACC or via online education.
- If they maintain good standing, students will also receive a UAH tuition scholarship while in the Pathways Program. This scholarship will result in students paying tuition for UAH courses equivalent to the NACC tuition for each 3 credit hour course. This is a savings of approximately $812 per 3 hour course!
- Lastly, the Pathways Program grants NACC students a UAH Charger ID card to allow them to attend UAH events, participate in UAH student organizations, and utilize UAH resources.
- UAHuntsville recognizes the academic success of new transfer students who are seeking their first bachelor's degree by offering special two-year merit scholarship awards. Students who have at least a 3.0 GPA are guaranteed the transfer merit scholarship which is valued at $1,500 annually. Students who have a 3.5 or higher GPA will be awarded a super scholar transfer scholarship valued at $3,000 annually.
- NACC students can get an associates degree and transfer to JSU to obtain one of their 62 bachelor’s degrees.
- JSU also has a new scholarship for transfer students called the JSU Presidential Transfer Scholarship. After NACC students finish their associate’s degree and have at least a 3.5 GPA they receive a guaranteed scholarship that pays for 12 semester hours for four semesters.
- JSU will start a new transfer pathways program soon! Keep your eyes open for updates.
- After students complete an associates degree at NACC, they can finish a four year bachelor’s degree in business management or criminal justice with Huntingdon at NACC.
- Students who major in business management can also select healthcare management as a concentration for their degree.
- Classes meet one night a week for five weeks. Students can complete 3-5 classes per semester this way.
- After students take their first class through Huntingdon, they should be able to progress to degree completion in 1½-2 years.
- Students taking classes on NACC’s campus receive a deeply discounted tuition rate of $765 per three-hour course. The tuition rate on Huntingdon’s main campus (Montgomery) is $2925 per three-hour course.
- Alabama’s Promise- Guaranteed award for students who: Graduate from high school in Alabama, earn the Associate in Art or Associate in Science Degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 from a community college in Alabama or complete least 45 hours of general education requirements with a 3.0 QPA at a community college in Alabama, transfer from the Alabama community college in good standing, be 25 years or younger, and have a family income of $35,000 or less.
STARS (STatewide Articulation Reporting System) is a computerized system that coordinates transfer among public colleges and universities in Alabama. Through STARS you can obtain a STARS Guide for the university and major of your choice. For more information on the STARS Guide and how to use it, please click here to visit our Stars Guide page. To access STARS from the Internet anywhere, including NACC computers in the Library or computer labs, please visit stars.troy.edu.
2to4 Program Transfer Guides tell how to complete majors in Alabama’s independent colleges after earning an associate’s degree at Northeast (similar to the STARS Guides for public colleges). Your Transfer Guide lists the NACC courses to take for your chosen major at one of these colleges. If you follow the Transfer Guide, you can graduate from the independent college at the same time as students who start there when you start Northeast. For more information on the 2to4 Transfer Guide, please click here to visit our 2to4 Transfer Guide page. To access 2to4 Transfer Program information and Transfer Guides, please visit this site https://www.accs.cc/index.cfm/academics/2-to-4-transfer/.
It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, including the entities under its direction and control, that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, gender, age, or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law. (Sources: ACCS Board of Trustees Policies 601.02 – 4/13/16 and 800.00 – 5/10/17)