Save Thousands by Starting at SMCC

Interested in earning a four-year degree for less? Start at SMCC where you can earn a two-year degree while saving thousands of dollars. Then choose the four-year college or university you want to attend and we’ll help you get there.

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Seamless Transfer Options

Seamless transfer options into numerous degree programs at well-known colleges & universities. This is made possible with Transfer Articulation Agreements. Transfer agreements are partnerships between SMCC and various four-year institutions that provide an outline of the courses that will transfer toward a specific bachelor’s degree at those colleges and universities.

Transfer Agreement Search

We’ve made it easy to see which colleges have transfer agreements with SMCC and what programs transfer. To explore all the great options available to you, visit our Transfer Agreement Search webpage.

Transfer Partnerships

Connected Pathways

SMCC and USM have a partnership for success called ConnectEd Pathways. This innovative partnership provides students from selected programs a smooth and simple transfer path to compatible programs at USM upon completion of their associate degree. For more information, visit our Connected Pathways webpage.

University of Maine Farmington’s Off-Campus Program

UMF and SMCC have partnered to make earning a bachelor’s degree easier than ever. Get started by earning your associate degree at SMCC in Early Childhood Education and/or Education and continue on to earn your bachelor’s degree from UMF on the same South Portland campus. If you have earned an associate degree or equivalent at other institution’s you may also be eligible to enroll. To learn more, visit our UMF Off-Campus Program webpage.

Vassar College’s Exploring Transfer Program

The Exploring Transfer (ET) program at Vassar College is designed for community college students interested in continuing their education at a competitive four-year college. This program is offered during the summer and is co-taught by a Vassar and community college proffers. Students who apply and are accepted will receive a scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, books, supplies, and a travel stipend. To learn more visit our Vassar College’s Exploring Transfer webpage.

Additional Transfer Opportunities

While some students choose to attend SMCC, graduate and transfer using a transfer articulation agreement, others simply choose to take a few classes that can easily transfer somewhere else. SMCC students have transferred credits and completed their four-year degrees at over 50 leading institutions.
Download a list of Where SMCC Students Have Transferred To.

University of Maine System Transfer Equivalencies

Are you interested in seeing how courses you can take at SMCC will transfer to various Colleges in the University of Maine system? If so, visit the University of Maine System’s Transfer Equivalency webpage.

Transfer Counseling

Meet with a Transfer Counselor to:

  • Determine what major you should enroll in to best align your transfer to a four-year institution upon graduation.
  • Explore four-year institutions that SMCC has transfer partnerships with and identify additional transfer institutions that may be of interest.
  • Plan the steps you need to take to transfer easily to a four-year institution.
  • Prepare for recruitment opportunities during on-campus visits from four-year colleges and universities.

Please note: If you’ve already determined where you want to transfer upon graduation, you’ll want to meet with someone from that college or university to ensure you’ve selected the right courses.