An Integrative Review Of 2/4 Transfer Programs

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Timothy A. DuPont

Keywords

Transfer from 2 year programs, Community Colleges, Transfer centers

Abstract

This integrative review paper examines the most recent research data as it pertains to transfer programs between two-year and four-year colleges in the United States. This examination is guided by the research question: What are the suggested components of a quality transfer program? Suggested components of transfer programs are Transfer Centers which provide one location for transfer student services. These services should include: (a) advising services; (b) pre-transfer orientation programs; (c) access to four-year academic clubs, student organizations, peer mentoring programs and special networking sessions; (d) a method of tracking the transfer student’s performance; and (e) internet access. Transfer student transition is a collaborative service process among transfer students, community colleges, and 4-year universities, working together to assist with the transition.

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