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Transferring from Pima

Pima Community College is the perfect place to start your academic career. If you're planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, the work you complete here will put you well on your way to earning your bachelor's degree.

Through our transfer partnerships with universities, we make sure that the credits you earn here at Pima are accepted by your target school and meet the requirements of your degree program.

Getting Ready to Transfer - Step by Step

If you think there is a college transfer in your future, we encourage you to follow these important steps:

  1. Research and choose where you want to transfer
    Pima courses transfer to most colleges and universities. Pima also has transfer agreements with a variety of schools.
  2. Choose a major at your transfer school 
    Knowing your major early will save you time and money.  For help choosing a major, consider taking STU 107, STU 109 or talk with an advisor.
  3. Choose a related program of study at Pima 
    An advisor can help you decide which transfer program is right for you.  Some resources to help you include:
  4. Apply to the College or University you have selected 
  5. Communicate with an advisor at the transfer school you have selected
  6. Take STU 210 to learn transfer strategies (optional)
  7. Apply for graduation
    The graduation deadline is toward the beginning of each semester.
  8. Request a Final Transcript
    If you completed required courses after you submitted your initial transcript, make sure to request a final transcript that contains all of your courses.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Sanction

In February 2015, the HLC placed Pima Community College on Notice. Notice means that the College is in compliance with the HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation, but remains at risk of being out of compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation and the Core Components. You  can learn more on our Accreditation webpage.

Will the Notice sanction affect a student’s ability to transfer courses to a four-year college?

We do not anticipate any change our students’ ability to transfer courses.  We have received letters from several of the primary universities to which our students transfer assuring that transfer will continue as usual.  View:  U of A letter (accessible version) | ASU letter  |  NAU letter (accessible version)