Student Support Services

College Transfer Initiatives


Congratulations on your decision to include Southwestern Community College as part of your academic transfer process. Your educational experience at SCC will be filled with academic challenges in a highly supportive environment.
What gets your best friend into the university may not necessarily get you there! Your academic background will be a strong factor in determining your university transfer choices. If you are not a first time transfer student (you have taken classes at ANY other institution,) be sure to communicate this with your advisor.
College Transfer Class - ACA 122
This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

College Visitation Days:
College visitations are viewed as an integral part of the transfer decision making process. Transfer students are STRONGLY encouraged to take part in these regularly scheduled college trips.

Western Carolina University will be hosting us on Thursday, November 12, 2015 for a customized visitation day. Two sessions are offered. Choose the session that best suits your schedule.

First Session
8:45 Depart SCC  
9:00 WCU Department info session 
10:00 Campus tour 
11:00 Faculty advising session  

Second Session 
12:45 Depart SCC
1:00 WCU Department info session 
2:00 Campus tour 
3:00 Faculty advising session

If you plan to attend, you must register by October 20. Sign-up forms are available in the Student Support Services office in Oaks G6. Mary Lockey, Intake Coordinator/College Transfer Advisor, is available to answer your questions. 

Each session will consist of the following university contacts:

  • Admissions Transfer Counselor
  • Financial Aid
  • Campus Tour
  • Student Support Services (as available)
  • Honors College
  • An individual meeting with a faculty representative in your chosen major

College Transfer Seminars

​Pre-Health Professional Transfer Workshop/October 29, 2015

If you are considering a career in medicine, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, athletic training, nursing (BSN or beyond)  – among others –  you don’t want to miss the Pre-Health Professional workshop scheduled for Thursday, October 29, from 2 – 3 p.m. Pre-professional advisors from Western Carolina University will present information to help you chart a path from SCC to the health career of your choice, regardless of the four-year college/university you attend.

This seminar will teach you what the professional schools look for in a competitive applicant, what tests are required for admission, and what majors can help you reach  your goals. Seating is limited, so you must register to attend.  Sign-up sheets are in the Student Support Services office in Oaks Hall.