Transfer success depends on several factors
Many universities have agreements with community colleges that make transferring a great option for students (California's www.ASSIST.org is an example of excellent transfer options). In the absence of such an agreement, transferring can mean that courses you took at one college will not satisfy requirements at another, leading to additional time to complete your degree. Transferring from one university to another university is usually messy. Find out about transferring by searching for details on college web sites and talking to counselors at both your current and prospective colleges. Transferring can mean different things depending on the circumstances. At best, it is: 1) an excellent means of preparing for university academic demands by attending a community college; 2) a economical means of obtaining a bachelor's degree; 3) a convenient means of satifying non-major requirements; 4) a way to attend college part-time while occupied with work or other responsibilities; 5) a way to explore major and career options before investing in a four year university. At its worst, transferring is: 1) a means of correcting a poor decision; 2) a misguided attempt to do better in college by changing schools; 3) necessary in order to major in a particular academic program not offered at your current college; 4) a choice that adds time and money to the completion of your degree. Keep in mind that transferring is stressful. You will spend time researching options, meeting with counselors, completing applications, adapting to a new college; time that you would otherwise be using to focus on current college demands. As a community college transfer student you will find a lot of assistance in you college's transfer center. Visit the transfer center before your first semester be sure you are immediately on track!