Transfer Checklist


  1. Select a program of study (make sure your major and career aspirations matchup)
  2. Research four-year colleges that offer a degree in your major
  3. Use NJ Transfer and check if BCC has a transfer agreement with your next school
  4. Visit the college or colleges to which you plan to apply! Most colleges are hosting Virtual Open Houses and others are hosting small in-person tours.
  5. Meet with Admissions Representatives and College Recruiters via our Virtual Visit schedule!
  6. Schedule an appointment with a Counselor or meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss your transfer plans and goals

Application Information:

  1. Look up application information on the college’s website
  2. See what documents you need (college & high school transcript, SAT’s, letters of recommendation, essay, etc.)
  3. Request an admissions packet including an application or check the on-line application
  4. Check Transfer Admissions, Transfer Applications, and Financial Aid Deadlines
  5. Review Scholarships to see if applications are needed


  1. Check your degree audit and apply for graduation at Brookdale
  2. Complete the appropriate application(s) for your next school (Common Application or general application)
  3. Send official transcripts from all colleges (To request official transcripts from Brookdale, please CLICK HERE)
  4. If High School transcripts are required, contact guidance department at your high school
  5. Send SAT or ACT if required (only requested by elite institutions)
  6. Ask faculty members for letters of recommendation (if needed) and provide them with necessary information (forms, due date, self-addressed stamped envelope and your intended major)
  7. Follow-up with faculty to make sure the letters have been sent and to thank the faculty for their help
  8. Complete your essay (if needed) in a timely manner and double check to make sure it is error free.  Make sure to save a copy of your essay.
  9. Pay your application fee (unless waived)

After Applying:

  1. Follow up to ensure that all application materials have been received.  Most schools will send you an email allowing you to see the status of your application
  2. Send in tuition deposit!