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The Transfer Process: A Brief Overview
1. Research Colleges and Majors
Transfer websites for NC public universities are linked above (under UNC-System Transfers), or simply search the schools that you are interested in. 
Take advantage of SCC's Career Services.
 
2.Complete your FAFSA.
 
3.  Submit Applications
Start working on your college/university application approximately 8-12 months before that particular college semester/quarter starts. In other words, start early, and make sure you know your future school’s key admissions, scholarship, housing, and other deadlines. Most colleges/universities utilize electronic applications, so you’ll likely be able to create a user ID, password, as well as an electronic file, and will have opportunities to revise and edit it thoroughly before submitting it. Make sure you have proper documentation lined up, including letters of recommendation (if needed), essays, official transcripts (see below), and so forth. Regardless, you should strive to submit your application well before deadline – perhaps 2-3 months before deadline, if possible, even if you haven’t finished your final SCC semester. Doing so improves your chances of ‘getting a spot’ early, and you can always send a final, updated, official SCC Curriculum Transcript after you’ve finished your last semester… this is quite common, in fact.  If you need official SCC transcripts, visit our Registrar’s website.
 
4.  Visit UTAC
See a UTAC advisor to ensure that you have met all of the requirements for graduation from SCC.  Bring your updated AA/AS checklist that you began in ACA 122.
 
5. Complete a Commencement Application
This is generally due about two thirds of the way through you last semester.  See your Student Handbook Calendar for Commencement Application Deadlines, or you can visit the SCC homepage, and click on the “Calendar” tab.

"Instructions on Not Giving Up" by Ada Limon

More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out
of the crabapple tree, more than the neighbor’s
almost obscene display of cherry limbs shoving
their cotton candy-colored blossoms to the slate
sky of Spring rains, it’s the greening of the trees
that really gets to me. When all the shock of white
and taffy, the world’s baubles and trinkets, leave
the pavement strewn with the confetti of aftermath,
the leaves come. Patient, plodding, a green skin
growing over whatever winter did to us, a return
to the strange idea of continuous living despite
the mess of us, the hurt, the empty. Fine then,
I’ll take it, the tree seems to say, a new slick leaf
unfurling like a fist to an open palm, I’ll take it all.

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