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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. Holly Williams is our Career/Transfer Advisor, and she is familiar with the programs at state universities and colleges. She is able to provide our transfer students with great guidance during their transition. Contact Holly today at email@example.com 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 NACC transfer. It’s a simple process!
STARS 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 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 colleges 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 the NACC.
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 NACC 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 NACC.
- 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
Northeast Alabama Community College partners with several schools to provide a smooth transition for college students. Many of these partnerships include scholarship opportunities, fee waivers, early admissions, transfer representatives that students can contact, and much more. If you are planning to transfer to a school not listed on this sheet, they likely still have scholarships and a transfer contact for you. For more information on these schools and others not listed, please contact Holly Williams, NACC Transfer Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-638-4418 ext. 2372. (Revised 9/16/20)
- Athens State University offers majors in business, arts and sciences, and education, allowing Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) 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 two years at NACC and transfer to Athens State to earn the last two 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 on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 am-3 pm to help you with your transfer questions in the Athens State University Center located in WA 107. The Athens State University Advising Center at NACC can make transferring to Athens State an easy process.
- There are several scholarships offered by Athens State for NACC graduates who have no more than 12 credit hours completed at Athens State. Three of them are listed below:
- Excellence Scholarships: 3.0 GPA or higher, up to $2000 annually.
- Empowerment Scholarships: Maximum EFC of 1000, up to $500 per semester.
- Foundation, Alumni, and External Scholarships: various other scholarships that our students may be eligible to receive. For a complete list, visit http://www.athens.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/.
- Birmingham-Southern College is a small, private liberal arts college, 2 miles from downtown Birmingham, AL.
- Due to our articulation agreement with NACC, students who earn their associate’s degree from NACC need only take a writing reinforcement course and a senior capstone to fulfill general education requirements.
- Students who are transferring from a two-year or four-year college with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible for these scholarships at a variety of levels, depending on the overall strength of their application. Members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for a renewable scholarship of $10,500. Contact Transfer Admission Coordinator Pamela Grubbs-Lowery at email@example.com for more information on transfer scholarships and BSC's articulation agreements.
- BSC has over 50 majors, minors, and special programs, and our most popular programs include business, pre-health, education, psychology, and pre-law.
- In the fall of 2017, BSC announced a tuition reset and reduced tuition and fees by 50% to $17,760, making our rates more competitive with our neighboring institutions. Please reach out to the school directly to learn more, as a number of external sources may not be updated.
- 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 six-week format.
- NACC students graduating with an Associate in Science (AS) or an Associate in Art (AA) can now transfer credit earned from NACC to Bryan College by following the articulation agreement between the schools.
- (Bryan College) An exciting benefit of this agreement is a $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.
- Another $1,000 scholarship is specifically designated for NACC faculty and staff or their spouses. This scholarship may be used to help pay for bachelors or masters programs.
- 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.
- Difference Maker program: Students can obtain their Master's degree completely free after completing their Bachelor's with Bryan College. Must maintain a 3.75 GPA while at Bryan and maintain continuous enrollment.
- NACC students can get an Associate’s degree and transfer to JSU to obtain one of their 62 bachelor’s degrees.
- JSU has multiple scholarships for transfer students including the JSU Presidential Transfer Scholarships. NACC students with 45+ hours of transfer credit can receive a scholarship based on their JSU-calculated GPA. For a 3.5 or higher GPA, the amount is $3000 per semester for up to four semesters. For a 3.0-3.49 GPA, the amount is $1500 per semester for up to four semesters. (Scholarships are subject to the availability of funding.) No additional application is needed, but students must be accepted to JSU. (NOTE: These scholarships start during the fall semester and can not be started in the spring. There is a spring supplemental scholarship, see link below.)
- JSU has recently added a competitive scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members as well. This scholarship requires a 3.5 or higher GPA (JSU-calculated), 45+ transfer credit hours, and a scholarship application. It awards $3250 per semester. It is not currently stackable with the Presidential Transfer Scholarships. (NOTE: Starts in the fall.)
- (JSU) Other scholarships are available. Visit this link for more info: www.jsu.edu/transfer/scholarships-and-aid.html.
- A JSU Transfer Advisor is on campus one day each week during the Fall and Spring semester from answer your questions and assist you in transferring to JSU.
- The University of Alabama offers very generous scholarship opportunities for qualifying transfer students and a full listing can be seen at scholarships.ua.edu/transfer.
- First-time community college transfer students admitted before March 1 with at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 45 hours of transferable coursework completed after the completion of the fall semester prior to enrolling will be eligible for the following automatic merit awards:
- Community College Distinguished Scholarship A student with a 3.75 – 4.0 cumulative GPA will receive $5,000 per year for two years (four semesters).
- Community College Achievement Scholarship A student with a 3.5 – 3.74 cumulative GPA will receive $3,000 per year for two years (four semesters).
- Phi Theta Kappa Honors Scholarship Students who transfer from an Alabama community college with a 3.5 GPA and are members of the PTK Honor Society will receive $1,500 per year for two years (four semesters). This award cannot be combined with full-tuition scholarships. To receive this award students must select the PTK Scholarship on the scholarship application and upload proof of membership.
- All-Alabama Academic Team Scholarship Students named to the team will receive $1,000 per year plus a book grant of $300 for two years (four semesters).
- Other competitive scholarships are also available.
- In addition, for transfer students who graduate with their Associate’s degree and are interested in attending UA via distance learning (online courses), the Bama Link program offers a tuition grant that will pay for your first class. More information on Bama Link can be found at bamabydistance.ua.edu/landing/bama-link.
- Bama Fast Pass: With Bama Fast Pass, you can prepare now for a successful transfer to The University of Alabama. Apply as early as your first semester at your two-year college, and track your degree progress at UA. Once you are accepted into this program, you can begin tracking your UA degree completion while still at NACC. To apply, start by applying for admission to UA (www.ua.edu/apply) and then visit https://gobama.ua.edu/bamafastpass/ for your next steps.
- 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.
- A UAH admissions representative is on campus monthly during the fall and spring to assist transfer students.
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 NACC. 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 http://stars.troy.edu/get_the_guide_private.html.
It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System and entities under its control, including Northeast Alabama Community College, that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic, including, without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age, or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law. (ACCS Policies 601.02 and 800.00)