Because the first two years of college are spent primarily in meeting general college
requirements, a great many options are available to students who plan to complete
their freshman and sophomore years at Spokane Falls Community College.
The community college degree which offers the most direct route for transfer is
the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. Although this degree is accepted by all of
Washington's four-year institutions and constitutes the first two years of
work toward a bachelor's degree, individual departments may
impose special requirements. These lower-division courses concentrate on the broad
general education components of the degree rather than focusing on the major field.
At most four-year schools the major is completed in the last two years.
The transferability of specific courses is determined solely by the college to which
the student transfers. Transfer guides, available in the SFCC counseling center,
should be consulted by all students planning to transfer. Completion of recommended
courses in a pre-major
for transfer does not necessarily assure a student admission to a four-year institution
or a specific program. Some colleges use screening procedures (cumulative GPA, test
scores, major GPA, etc.) for acceptance into certain programs.
Many colleges and universities have an admissions requirement of two years of a
single foreign language in high school or two to three quarters of a single foreign
language in college. Additional foreign language courses may be required for graduation.
Students should check this requirement carefully for the institution to which they
plan to transfer.
Lower-division major requirements vary among four-year schools. Therefore, students
should consult the college/university to which they plan to transfer for specific
program requirements. Careful planning is important in order to meet specific requirements.