The Advisement Center will close at 3:00pm on the following Fridays:
Tue, 01/31/2012 (All day)
Sat, 03/03/2012 (All day)
Now that you understand the AGEC and transfer Pathway degrees you can map out a multi-semester plan to reach your transfer goal. A plan allows you to spread your course work across the semesters in a balanced way so you don't end up with courses that would be hard to take together.
Here is a sample plan for a student who wants to transfer to ASU for a Communication degree. The AGEC-A is required as well as COM100, COM225 and MCO120 which are marked as 'major courses' in the plan.
If you watch out for these common problems you can make sure you transfer smoothly.
Waiting too long to choose a major.
The longer you wait the more likely you will not have the proper courses for the major you choose.
Avoiding classes you don't like or only taking ones you do.
Plan a mix of classes so that you are not left with a bunch of difficult classes to get through.
Most students will experience the anxiety of making a major decision about their major. The majority of community college students are undecided when they begin college and about half the students who have a major will change it before they graduate.
The AZtransfer.com is a web-based tool that answers the key questions about your academic plan for transfer:
1. Do majors in my interest area contain an AGEC? (Not all do!)
2. Is there an associates degree that matches my intended major?
3. What courses are the best preparation for my interest area?
4. Is there a second language requirement?
After the AGEC, the next milestone towards university transfer is to complete an associates degree.
An associates degree requires 60 to 64 credits for completion. Transfer pathway associates degrees contain an AGEC and will transfer to a specific major or groups of majors at a university. To select the proper course for an associates degree it is important to know the major you are working towards. The Associates in Art Degree is very broad and must be tailored to match your transfer intent.
Courses that can be used to complete the AGEC are listed in the following locations:
* In the printed class schedule courses are marked with their AGEC value. The table of contents also lists AGEC values of courses in each area.
* The college catalog lists every course that can be used in the AGEC in the Graduation section.
* Handouts available from the Advisement Center list AGEC courses offered for each semester.
The AGEC has 11 requirements that must be fulfilled. Each area is explained below.
First Year Composition (FYC) 6 credits
ENG101 and ENG102 (or ENG107 and ENG108 if English is not your first language) are needed to satisfy this area.
Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L) 3 credits
You will have a choice of courses which emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills. ENG101 is a prerequisite for courses that satisfy this requirement. CRE101, Critical and Evaluative Reading, meets this requirement and the reading requirement.