Choose a Major
Many college students are undecided about a major and use their first year of college to explore career possibilities. This is a part of the community college experience, and advisors are available to help students with decision-making. Remember that students who decide on a major and a transfer institution early in their college experience are more likely to graduate on time and to transfer successfully.
The Advising Center and the Student Services office at the Bedford Campus offer advising services to students who need assistance with selecting a major and/or career planning. Assistance is available in the following areas:
Visit the Advising Center for more information.
Select a Transfer College
With over 2,700 four-year colleges and universities to choose from, selection of a transfer college can be a daunting challenge. Each college provides a unique setting and its own educational opportunities as well as general education and major requirements and transfer credit policies. Students should look for colleges offering their major, but should also consider other characteristics.
Campus Transfer Coordinators
Transfer advisors are available to assist with the selection of colleges and education planning.
College Search Links
Try one or more of these free sites to search for potential colleges and universities.
Other College Search Links
Develop and Monitor Your Educational Plan
Careful planning is critical to ensure both graduation from ACM and a smooth transfer to another college or university. You should develop an educational plan which includes both general education requirements and course requirements in your intended major. Consult the Advising Center to establish an educational plan..
Students can monitor their progress toward graduation on WebAdvisor. Students with specific transfer plans should also consult the Advising Center ensure that they are meeting both the ACM graduation requirements and recommended transfer requirements.
Apply for Admission
Application deadlines vary by institution, so students should consult the admissions office of the transfer college. Generally, students who plan to transfer in the fall should apply between October 1 and March 1, while spring transfer should apply between September 1 and October 15. In Maryland, March 1 is an important deadline for state financial aid and scholarships.
Complete the Transfer Process
Once, accepted, transfer colleges may request additional information, including health records and proof of vaccinations. All will require a final ACM transcript.