Transfer Readiness: Insights From 10 Years of Intentional Design
Author(s): Romano, J. C., & Hesse, M. L.
Editor(s): Poisel, M. A., & Joseph, S.
Citation: Romano, J. C., & Hesse, M. L. (2018). Transfer Readiness: Insights From 10 Years of Intentional Design. In Poisel, M. A., & Joseph, S., Building Transfer Student Pathways for College and Career Success (pp. 35-52). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.
Pathways are a means to improve student transfer success, but the curricular clarity that defines many pathways programs, while important, is not all that is necessary to make students transfer-ready. After describing pathways programs at the University of Central Florida and Arizona State University, the authors will discuss factors (e.g., purpose; curricular planning; and academic, career, and social preparation) that should be considered by community college and university educators working to prepare students for a successful transition between their institutions, and completion of both associate and bachelor’s degrees.