The Transfer Playbook: Essential Practices For Two- and Four-Year Colleges

Describes essential practices underlying three strategies to improve the success of students transferring to four-year colleges: 1) making transfer student success a priority; 2) creating clear programmatic pathways with aligned high-quality instruction; and 3) providing tailored transfer student advising. The report also includes a discussion of the “next frontiers” of practice, activities for community colleges and four-year colleges to undertake in order to implement the strategies, and a synthesis of practitioners’ perspectives on the benefits and challenges associated with state transfer articulation policies.

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