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  1. Take the ACA 122 required course in transfer programs in your first semester, or your second semester at the latest!
  2. Get started early in your Mitchell career. Meet with your advisor to learn about transfer options and begin planning early.
  3. Know about and understand the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the North Carolina Community College System and the UNC System and private NC universities and colleges. 
  4. Keep a record of your progress at Mitchell. Use the guidelines outlined in the Mitchell Catalog for your particular major to make sure you are progressing properly toward graduation. Maintain a file with your grade reports, placement test scores and other important Mitchell documents. Bring the file with you each time you meet with your faculty advisor. There are planning tools in Self Service that can assist you in planning your degree. You can find Self Service on the My Mitchell page.
  5. Take part in career exploration opportunities, and use the Bachelor’s Degree Plans provided by most N.C. public and private colleges and universities. 
  6. Earn the very best grades you can at Mitchell, but also focus on deep and meaningful learning. Doing well at Mitchell can help you get into the college of your choice and will enable you to succeed at the four-year institution.
  7. Learn your options for transfer. Talk with your advisor about ways to select a four-year institution that is right for you.
  8. Be prepared for better advising. Bring college catalogs and transfer information from prospective four-year colleges with you to advising sessions. Your advisor can provide you with a better consultation if he, she or they have access to this information. 
  9. Discover opportunities to visit four-year colleges and universities. Check out visitation or open house events at the senior institutions you are considering. You should also visit the web sites of each college you are exploring to determine their transfer admission criteria. Watch for Mitchell visits from area college and university representatives, too.
  10. Complete your degree at Mitchell. Research from NC universities shows that students who complete their community college degree perform much better at the senior institution. Plus, with an associate degree, you are more likely to transfer all of your credits without having to take additional core courses required at the senior institution.
  11. Finally, celebrate your successful graduation from Mitchell. We will celebrate your success with you, so keep in touch with your advisor and the college. We want to hear from you. When you graduate from Mitchell, be sure to join the Mitchell Alumni Association.