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Start Here, Then Transfer to a Four-Year College

Your First Step

If you're thinking of transferring, talk to

Arts and Sciences (AA & AS) Advisors

If you are currently working on an AAS degree, please contact your divisional advisors for assistance.

Columbus State is the ideal place to start your four-year degree. An associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree fulfills the first two years of a bachelor degree at most colleges. Then you can transfer to your four-year school to complete the degree – saving tuition money!

Columbus State has specific transfer agreements with many college that provide guaranteed admission and credit transfer toward your chosen major once you complete your associate degree: AA, AS, and some AAS

Associate of Arts / Associate of Science degree 

Associate of Arts / Associate of Science degrees are general education degrees that fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree at most four-year colleges and universities.

Colleges that accept the AA/AS degree as part or all of their general education requirements (Search by "'CSCC Major' > Associate of Arts or Associate of Science")

Associate of Arts / Associate of Science degree requirements


Preferred Pathways® allow students to 'pre-major' for a bachelor degree from one of Columbus State's nine preferred pathway partners.  These plans of study allow a focused, clear path to a bachelor degree at the transfer institution.

Explore Pathway Agreements

To explore all of the pathway agreements Columbus State offers, check out the  Transfer Database

Transfer Resources

All Schools: Browse Transfer Opportunities and Resources on the Transfer Wiki

Create your Personalized Transfer Plan: Use Transferology to find course equivalencies and request transfer guides for many institutions.