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Thousands of Alabama’s freshmen and sophomores start their first college classes at our community colleges before transferring to a four-year university. The smaller class sizes we offer mean more personalized attention, which eases your transition to the college experience. And, you save money by starting with us first! Courses at Alabama’s community colleges are less than half the cost of the same academic courses that you would take at a four-year university.

A system called STARS (Statewide Transfer and Articulating Reporting System) helps ensure that the credits you earn at your community college actually transfer. The STARS Guide shows you what courses you can take that will transfer for your chosen career path or major.

If you want to transfer to a private or independent college in Alabama, the ACCS has an articulation agreement with the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU). The agreement helps with the seamless transferring of credits to the state’s private colleges.

Work with one of our professional academic advisors to start your story at an Alabama community college. Take the first step, enroll today.

From Community College to University: 2 to 4 Transfer

Students in Alabama often begin their college experience at an Alabama community college before transferring to a four-year university. Dedicated faculty and staff advisors use the STARS Guide in the state to help students ensure that the academic courses they take at a community college transfer to any university in the state. Students may also be eligible for “reverse transfer.” Connect with your nearest community college for more information.

Enterprise State prepares grad to excel in Ivy League setting
Nick Moore used his Enterprise State Community College experience to earn two degrees from two Ivy League colleges.

Public University 2-to-4 Transfer