Transfer Virginia is a new web portal designed to help Virginia college students through the college transfer process and to create consistency in required course content for all public colleges and some private colleges in Virginia. The Transfer VA Portal helps Wytheville Community College (WCC) students access information from partner colleges and universities to find compatible programs. With ease, students can search for transferable courses and programs from the college or university of their choice and upload their WCC transcripts and degrees.
Abby Blevins graduated in 2021 from WCC with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Education. As Blevins planned to transfer to Emory & Henry College to continue her work toward a four-year degree, she had help from WCC College Success Coach Sandy Thomas and the new Transfer Portal.
“Using Transfer VA,” Blevins said, “I was able to see how many credits were transferred to different schools, and overall it gave me a better picture when I applied to schools and I was thinking about my future. [Transfer VA] kept everything organized.
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Blevins is in the honors program at Emory & Henry College studying Arts Education.
She added: “A lot of my [WCC] transferred credits, and [Transfer VA] was really helpful! Transferring after attending Wytheville has helped me complete many courses early and saved my family a lot of money.
“Abby and I sat down, accessed the portal, created her account, and added her WCC courses,” Thomas said. “We then looked at how his credits would transfer. This is a tool that all transfer students should consider using, and the portal is continually being updated.”
Specifically, according to the Virginia Community College System, “The Transfer VA Portal is a web-based tool that bridges the information equity gap for all Virginia students, providing complete transparency of student transfer options” , Craig Butterworth of VCCS quotes in a recent blog post on the new portal. He continues, “It also gives students the opportunity to compare different institutions, compare different major pathways, and just see what all their options are.”
WCC offers 16 specially designed transferable programs. Transfer students often include around 400 dual enrollment students. The majority of these students are enrolled in a transfer pathway and concurrently enrolled in public high schools in the WCC service areas of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth (Marion and eastward), and Wythe counties, and Galax City.
Parents and students can consult the Transfer VA portal at https://www.transfervirginia.org/ or call WCC Student Services at 276-223-4825 for more information.