Transferring to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor’s degree should be a pleasant experience. However, smooth transitions require planning. We invite you to visit the student development center to learn more about the process.
Southside Virginia Community College and the VCCS have special agreements with several four-year colleges and universities. Learn more here http://www.vccs.edu/Students/TransferList/tabid/106/Default.aspx
The SCHEV Transfer Tool enables students to research options for transferring from a Virginia Community College to a four-year institution in Virginia. Start your research here http://www.schev.edu/students/transfer/default.asp
The VCU Rams are coming to SVCC! Virginia Commonwealth University’s transfer officer will visit SVCC on Wednesday, January 30th from 10 AM – 2 PM in front of the Transfer Board on the Christanna Campus.
The Lancers from Longwood University will have on site admissions appointments on Monday, February 4th & Monday, March 11th from 11 AM until 1 PM in Student Development on the Christanna Campus. Contact Bernadette Battle to participate in the on site admissions opportunity.
Old Dominion University-Distance Learning will have recruitment tables in the hallway on Tuesday, February 5th from 10 AM – 2 PM & Tuesday, February 19th from 1 PM – 5 PM on the Christanna Campus. Students planning to transfer to Old Dominion University are asked to complete a letter of intent. The form can be found at this link http://ww2.odu.edu/forms_admin/viewform.php?formid=13857.
Be prepared. Set up a meeting with the Transfer Counselor and have a Transfer Check-Up today!
Hear It From Former Students
Jessica Harding Carrion
After graduating from Randolph-Henry High School in 2005, I decided that I wanted to start my college career at Southside Virginia Community College. I liked the idea that it was close to home and the cost to attend wasn’t very expensive. After attending classes for a few semesters, I decided to take some time off to figure out what I really wanted to do. After a year and a half, I decided to come back to SVCC to study Human Services.
My very first Human Services class was with Dorothea Sizemore and I loved her enthusiasm for the subject. Throughout my career at SVCC, I took as many classes as I could with her and even did my 300 hour internship under her supervision. Mrs. Sizemore was the first person to ask me “So where are you going to go from here?”
After learning about the Old Dominion University Distance Learning program at SVCC, I decided that I wanted to apply. After receiving my ODU acceptance letter, I started attending classes two weeks after my graduation from SVCC. I entered into the Human Services program, with a minor in Psychology.
Since the SVCC campus has an ODU site, I’m able to take my classes at SVCC. My classroom has a television in which I’m able to see my instructor in Norfolk, VA.
Although the instructor can’t see me, microphones are available so that students are able to participate in class discussions. At first it took me a little while to get used to this format, but now it has become a part of my normal classroom routine. While attending school full-time, I’m also employed full-time at the Hampton Inn in Farmville, VA. I’m really lucky that my job has supported my educational career and is willing to work with my school schedule.
Once I graduate from ODU, I plan to attend Graduate school to obtain my Master’s Degree.
SVCC students can take advantage of the many transfer events offered throughout the academic year, including college day, transfer workshops, college tours, transfer club membership, and visits by representatives of individual senior institutions.
Steps to a Successful Transfer:
- Make sure you are in the system as a transfer student. This will alert the college that you intend to continue your education after leaving SVCC.
- It is important to select your transfer school
- Following the advice of your advisor, Student Development and your transfer institution will help make transferring smoother.
- Be familiar with the general education requirements at the four-year schools.
- Contact the financial aid office at the transfer institution the semester before you transfer.
Best Wishes for a successful transfer adventure!
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