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Transfer Programs

Preparing students for baccalaureate (four-year) degrees

ESCC transfer programs are designed to provide the freshman and sophomore years of the bachelor’s degree. The curriculum includes the English, history, mathematics, lab science, and social science courses necessary for transfer to a four-year, degree-granting institution.

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College Transfer Programs

Degrees, Certificates, and Credentials 

Course Descriptions 

General Education

Online & Distance Learning 

Developmental Education 

Dual Enrollment 


Workforce and Continuing Education

In selecting courses, students are expected to follow curricula guides for their intended majors and specializations. Students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the institutions and major departments to which they intend to transfer. With careful planning, students may be able to meet both general education requirements and prerequisites for majors with the same courses, allowing greater flexibility in selecting electives. Students should consult with counselors or academic advisors to select courses most appropriate for their curricula.

Many ESCC courses are transferable as general electives even if they do not fulfill core requirements.

Guaranteed Admission Agreements (GAAs)

ESCC has guaranteed admissions agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in the Commonwealth.

 Eastern Shore Community College works with baccalaureate degree-granting institutions to develop agreements to assist ESCC students in their transfer. The VCCS also negotiates Guaranteed Admission Agreements (GAA) with four-year institutions. These agreements guarantee admission to qualified students enrolled in any community college in the VCCS.GAAs apply only to graduates of the degrees designated in the agreements.

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution prior to completing associate degrees must apply through the transfer institution’s competitive admissions process, and transferability of course work will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

To review these agreements, visit

VCCS transfer FAQS

Additionally, students are advised to consult frequently with advisors or counselors for the most accurate information on transfer.

Two-Year College Transfer Grant

Qualified students who complete their associate degrees at Virginia two-year public colleges and then transfer to participating Virginia four-year colleges or universities may receive the CTG award.

For more information, go to or the Financial Aid office at your intended four-year transfer institution.

Additional information is available from the Virginia Education Wizard at

The Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program (CTG) was enacted into law in Virginia in 2007.

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