Transferring From Another College
Generally, Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) awards transfer credit for all courses at or above the freshman level in which grades of “C” or better have been earned at regionally accredited colleges and universities.
Transcripts from other colleges must be submitted prior to the end of the first term of enrollment or future registration will not be permitted. Transcripts will be evaluated in a timely manner. Transfer applicants should consult with Admissions Office staff regarding placement tests required by the college.
Download and print out this form which you can send to your prior college(s): Request for Transcript [PDF]
The COVID-19 Pandemic adds additional considerations to the transfer process. Please see the Transfer FAQs (Amidst the Pandemic) for answers to some questions you may have.
Transferring To Another College or University
ESCC offers transfer Associate Degree Programs which are designed to meet lower-division curricular requirements of senior institution baccalaureate programs.
Action Plan For Transferring
If you have entered ESCC with plans to transfer to another college, here is a good plan of action:
Use the Virginia Education Wizard to find information on transfer opportunities, guaranteed admissions agreements, planning steps for transfer, and the Community College Transfer Grant.
Contact a transfer counselor at the institution to which you plan to transfer. Discuss your transfer plans and seek their advice on courses you should take while at ESCC.
This transfer counselor can be a valuable resource, alerting you about their institution’s preference of transfer courses. This is particularly important if you plan to transfer out-of-state.
Make good use of your ESCC Faculty Advisor and of the ESCC counseling staff. They can provide you with college catalogs, transfer guides, and a wealth of knowledge about the transfer process.
Visit with senior college admissions representatives when they are on the ESCC campus. Watch for the announcements of their visits during the year.
Visit the campus of the college you are considering. You wouldn’t buy a car without first test driving it. Likewise, you shouldn’t transfer without visiting the campus. College catalogs and viewbooks show you one picture of a college. A campus visit can sometimes tell a completely different story. Ask questions of some of the students. Read the school newspaper to get an idea of the major issues on campus. Ask to attend or sit-in a class or two. Talk with the admissions office and the financial aid department.
Download and print out a Request for Transcript [PDF] to send to your desired college(s). You can also make the request online using the VCCS Student Information System.
Opportunities For High School Students
Earn college credit while you are enrolled in high school! You may use credit toward an ESCC degree or transfer your credit to the college of your choice.Dual Enrollment Program