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Transfer Student Checklist

  • Participate in an Orientation activity.
    Enroll in COUN 370 - Orientation to College, a .5 unit course or
    Attend a one-hour mini-orientation or
    Complete the online orientation ( ).
  • Learn how to be a successful college student.
    Enroll in one or more of the following:
    • COUN 355 - College Preparations Skills (for students in ENGL 305 or ENGL 302)
    • COUN 55 - College Survival Techniques
    • COUN 60 - Effective Study Workshop
    • COUN 60.1 - Overcoming Math Anxiety
    • COUN 60.2  - Math Study Skills
  • Choose a transfer counselor and meet with them regularly.
    For referral and appointments call or go to:
    • Counseling Appointment - Greg Soto (209) 384-6218
    • Transfer Center in Lesher Building (209) 384-6239
  • Learn about the requirements for transfer. 
    Enroll in COUN 80 - Understanding the Transfer Process, a one-unit course,
    visit the Transfer Center Web site at and
    meet regularly with a transfer counselor.
  • Choose a major. Hint: it’s about what you want to do after you graduate.
    Enroll in COUN 61 – Introduction to Career Development, a 1 - 2 unit course.
    Enroll in COUN 61.2 – Self-Paced Career Exploration, a 1 - 2 unit online course.
    Contact the Career Center in Lesher Building to meet with a career counselor.
  • Complete transfer level English and math courses early.
  • Choose some target universities.
    Enroll in COUN 80 and visit the Transfer Center to use directories, catalogs, and college search programs.
  • Create an educational plan.
    Enroll in COUN 80 and meet with your transfer counselor.

  • Meet with university representatives who visit Merced College.
    Check with the Transfer Center for a schedule of visiting university representatives or
    visit the Transfer Center Web site, select “Transfer Center Activities” for listing.

  • Attend Transfer Center workshops and events.
    Read The Bear Facts or Pet Tracks college newsletters or visit the Transfer Center Web site for announcements.
  • Visit university campuses.
  • Learn about the application process.
    Enroll in COUN 80 and attend application workshops.



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Merced Community College, 3600 M Street, Merced CA 95348
The Transfer Center is located on the 3rd Floor of the Lesher Building, Room 312. Phone: 209 384 6218
Transfer Center Counselor: Greg Soto

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Last Update: 11/17/2009 11:12:54 AM