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Kentucky College Transfer Students - Why transfer to another Kentucky college or university

Careful planning will help you successfully transfer to a four-year college or university to get your bachelor's degree. This planning guide outlines the steps you must take and the resources available to help you make your move.

Why Transfer?

It's worth it.

More $$ than an Associate Degree

Today’s job market requires workers to have more education and skills than ever before. Plus, a bachelor’s degree holder earns around $271 more per week than someone with an associate’s degree – that’s a new car every other year!

It's cheaper

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) offers many courses towards a bachelor's degree and lower tuition rates, so you can save money by earning your associate degree at KCTCS before you transfer.

It's faster

Research shows that students who complete their associate degree before transferring are more likely to earn their bachelor's degree in less time.

It's easier

Kentucky has statewide policies to help your general education courses transfer and make it easier to transfer after you complete an associate degree.