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 (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 9 am-3:30 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:
- Merit Scholarships: 3.0 GPA or higher, $1000 annually or 3.75 GPA or higher, $2000 annually.
- Empowerment Scholarships: Minimum EFC of 1000, $375 per semester if taking at least 9 semester hours at Athens State or $475 per semester if taking at least 12 semester hours at Athens State.
- 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 associates degree from NACC need only take a writing reinforcement course and a senior capstone to fulfill general education requirements.
- Transfer merit scholarships can range up to $9,000, and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are a guaranteed $8,500 (not stackable with merit scholarships) a year.
- 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 6 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.
- 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 bachelor’s 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.
- 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.
- Business management majors can also select healthcare management as a concentration for their degree.
- Classes meet one night a week for five weeks. Students can complete three to five classes per semester this way.
- After students take their first class through Huntingdon, they should be able to progress to degree completion on-time in two years or less.
- 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.
- A Huntingdon College Advisor is on campus Monday through Friday to help you with your transfer questions in the Huntingdon College Office located in WA 106.
- NACC students can get an Associate’s degree and transfer to JSU to obtain one of their 62 bachelor’s degrees.
- JSU has two scholarships for transfer students called the JSU Presidential Transfer Scholarships. After NACC students finish their associate’s degree they 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.) Apply here: www.jsu.edu/scholarships.
- 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 multiple transfer scholarships and students can see a full listing at: scholarships.ua.edu/transfer.
- In-State students are now eligible for AUTOMATIC scholarships! These automatic awards can be for students starting in the Fall semester (2019+) AND the Spring semester (2020+). This does not require a separate scholarship application, but students must meet the 3.5+ GPA, 45+ hours criteria, and meet the transfer deadlines of March 1 (Fall entry) and October 1 (for Spring entry). Note: Students must have the GPA and hour requirements completed prior to the deadlines mentioned; not at the conclusion of the term.
- Amounts vary based on their GPA at the time of the deadline: (3.50-3.74 GPA = $3,000/year for two years | 3.75-4.00 GPA = $5,000/year for two years | PTK Member & 3.5 GPA=$1,500/year for two years)
- 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.
- The UAH Pathways Program enables a more seamless transition from NACC to UAH. Students 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.
- Students in the Pathways Program can enroll in up to 12 hours of UAH coursework taken on UAH’s campus 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 $742 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.
- To sign up for the Pathways Program, please see Bryon Miller in WA 112 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 http://stars.troy.edu/get_the_guide_private.html.
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