While taking classes at MC, every students should think about these factors:
- If you are Undecided about a Major, work on completing General Education courses first. Follow MC Transfer Step 2 – Choosing General Education Courses
Also, this is very important: if you plan to transfer to a Maryland state public four-year school, you do NOT have to follow that school’s General Education Program (shown as AREA lines on ARTSYS). For example, if you plan to transfer to UMD, you should finish MC’s General Education Program by filling in every course in every box on the page. This way, you do not have to click on the ARTSYS RTP’s for UMD’s General Education Program – that is, you don’t have to take a Scholarship in Practice course or an I-Series course – MC’s 34 credit General Education Program fulfills the UMD General Education Program without having to go through a course-by-course match. Read the top of the MC Gen Ed Program page for details.
- Find advice on How to Choose a Major here.
- If you know your Major, use these resources to choose classes:— Locate your major in the list of MC Associate’s Degrees (for example, Business, Information Systems, Engineering, etc). Read the Degree description carefully – AA, AS and AAT degrees are designed to transfer; AAS (Associate of Applied Science) degrees are Career Programs designed to prepare students for immediate employment and may have limited transferability to a four-year school.
- If you don’t see your transfer major here at MC, then the best choice is General Studies, where you can tailor major requirements in the Electives section (for example, English, History, Psychology majors, etc. will take related courses to transfer depending on transfer school desired.
- If you know your major and have a transfer school or schools in mind, go to Transfer Step 3 – Choosing Courses for planning resources like ARTSYS.
- Not sure where to transfer? Transfer Step Five – Search for Colleges provides search tools and money-savings programs like The Academic Common Market.