Planning Your Transfer

So you've decided to what? There are lots of scholarships, programs, websites, and resources that can help you plan your next move and get you on to where you want to go.

Below are some tips that will help you build your "Transfer Portfolio," which will help demonstrate your academic achievements and willingness to go above and beyond. Four-year colleges and universities, as well as scholarship committees, view participation in these programs as evidence of academic excellence.

Finding the Right Transfer

The search to find just the right transfer college can be confusing and time-consuming. The sites below can help you navigate the process and help you make the best decision possible by matching college characteristics to the type of student you are. You'll also find lots of information on how to finance your college education.

Presidential Scholars Program

The Presidential Scholars Program (PSP) is a selective program for high-achieving students who have recently graduated from high school. Presidential Scholars receive expert transfer guidance that will enhance transfer to a competitive college or university including assistance with transcript review, transfer course selection and advisement, college search strategies, college application assistance, and scholarship opportunities. Presidential Scholars can also take advantage of the many transfer articulation agreements available at Bristol.

To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Acceptance to Bristol as a full-time student.
  • Competitive SAT scores or placement in the top 20 percent of high school class.
  • Interest in transferring to a private and/or competitive institution.
  • Recommendation from a guidance counselor or other appropriate high school official.
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must pass all Bristol placement tests.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious association of community college honor students. Membership in PTK affords access to more benefits than any other student organization. Academic excellence is recognized with the Golden Key Membership Pin, membership certificate, identification card and the privilege of wearing a gold stole at graduation that sets apart Phi Theta Kappa members. In addition, members are eligible to apply for designated PTK scholarships. To be considered for membership in Bristol’s local chapter, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50, be enrolled in a degree program and have earned 24 credits at Bristol.

Commonwealth Honors Program

The Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP) at Bristol offers intellectually challenging experiences to highly motivated and gifted students in every discipline. The program allows students to customize the honors experience to meet their own individual needs and desires. Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty members, crafting intellectually stimulating experiences. CHP Scholars receive a cash recognition award equal in value to 15 credits of in-state tuition and fees.
For more information please visit the Commonwealth Honors Program page.