Planning for a Bachelor's Degree/Transfer Programs
Many students begin their college career at Pikes Peak Community College with the eventual goal of completing a four-year, baccalaureate degree (bachelor’s degree). Students may complete their associate’s degree, or the first two years of four-year bachelor’s degrees, at Pikes Peak Community College and then transfer to four-year public or private institutions by following advising guides available for most arts and sciences programs. A good deal of arts and sciences bachelor’s degrees may be obtained by completing an additional approximately 60 credit hours at a four-year college or university (an additional two years, at full-time status, beyond obtaining PPCC’s associate's degrees).
Statewide transfer agreements between most Colorado public four-year colleges and universities and the Colorado Community College system allow students seamless transfer. Several Colorado colleges and universities provide guaranteed admission, special scholarships, and reduced application fees or special privileges for Colorado community college associate of arts (AA) or associate of science (AS) graduates. In addition, Pikes Peak Community College has special agreements with a variety of private in-state and out-of-state institutions. Some associate's of general studies (AGS) or associate's of applied science (AAS) degrees also have pathways toward obtaining bachelor’s degrees. Students should consult with their faculty advisors during their first semester or as early as possible for detailed information about transfer programs. PPCC’s transfer web pages provide additional information.