If you are an Honors student at a two-year institution and thinking about continuing your education at a four-year institution there are several things you should investigate. The annual conference offers an excellent opportunity for students from two-year institutions to meet and mingle with faculty and students from schools to which they might wish to transfer.Our "Speed Dating" event at the conference can introduce students to all the member institutions with transfer admission.Not only do students get to learn about various honors programs and honors to honors transfer scholarship opportunities, but they also can find out what campus life is like from currently enrolled students. Attending the MCHC conference can be a valuable part of your transfer planning strategy! Occasionally, MCHC also holds statewide transfer summits at which most transfer-friendly honors programs are represented.
In addition to knowing all of the deadlines and making sure you have filled out the application, here are some questions you will want to get answered:
How many of my credits will transfer? Not all institutions count credits the same way so you will want to know how many credits transfer and what they count for, this way you will know how much time it will take you to complete a BA or BS degree. Will my credits transfer for Honors?In addition to general credits you will want to know how close you are to completing the Honors requirements at your new institution. Are there special financial aid opportunities for Honors transfer students? If the admissions office knows you are applying to the Honors Program they will likely give you this information but it never hurts to ask if there are any additional scholarships, grants, or discounts available. What courses will be required for me to complete the Honors Program?Some institutions have required Honors courses or seminars and you will want to be sure you know what you need to take to complete the program at your new institution. In some cases you might be able to use courses from your current institution to fulfill required Honors courses at your new institution.