Providing Students with Skills and Knowledge for the Future
Upon completing an associate’s degree from Tunxis, students are prepared to transfer to a four-year college/university program leading to a bachelor’s degree.
Several schools offer guaranteed admissions to their bachelor’s degree programs to graduating Tunxis students (a minimum GPA may be required).
University of St. Joseph’s GAP Program – Apply at any time in your Connecticut community college career for Guaranteed Admission into the University of Saint Joseph Program for Adult Learners. BA programs include Accounting and Management.
UConn Transfer Pathway – If you are earning the associate’s degree in business at Tunxis, you may be eligible to enter the School of Business to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Technology, available at University of Connecticut campuses in Stamford, Greater Hartford, Waterbury, and Torrington. To qualify for admission to the Business and Technology program as part of the Transfer Pathway.
The Community Colleges of Connecticut and the Connecticut State University System have established Transfer Tickets to facilitate successful transfer between the two systems. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 grade point average (some specialized programs may require a higher GPA for guaranteed admissions). Students who plan to transfer should consult a counselor or academic advisor early in their academic career.
Tunxis’ BA Program has articulation agreements with many private colleges in Connecticut, including Post University, University of St. Joseph, Goodwin College, University of Hartford, and more! See your adviser for more specific information!
Additional Information on Connecticut BA Bachelor’s Degree Transfer programs:
- Albertus Magnus College
- Central Connecticut State University—-(Transfer information)
- Eastern Connecticut State University
- Goodwin College
- Fairfield University
- Mitchell College
- Quinnipiac University
- Post University
- Sacred Heart University
- Southern Connecticut State University
- The University of Connecticut—-(Transfer Information)
- United States Coast Guard Academy
- University of Bridgeport
- University of Hartford
- University of New Haven
- University of St. Joseph
- Western Connecticut State University
Top 5 Reasons to Earn Your Associate Degree
(And not transfer early!)
Starting at community college but have your sights set on a four-year degree? Think you’ll take a few courses then transfer? Then read this—there are at least five reasons you should reconsider and get an associate degree before you transfer
In the big picture, people with associate degrees make more than people with high school diplomas and people with “some college”. Some studies estimate the increased earnings at over a million dollars! According to the Department of Labor, students with an associate’s degree on average earn nearly double ($57,590) than those with some college credits and no degree ($28,730)
Taking as many credits as you possibly can at a community college saves you big bucks. By completing their associates before transferring to a CSU school, part time students save more than $800 per class, and full time commuter students save more than $2500 per semester. Planning on living at a CSU? You’ll save almost $32,000 by getting your Associates and then transferring. Now that makes good business sense!
On your résumé, it says you set a goal and met it. There’s something to be said for finishing what you start. Being able to show yourself, your family, friends, and employers that you have the ability to set goals and achieve them is powerful.
With an Associate Degree and the certificates you picked up along the way, you are telling employers that your skills are up to date. You are job-ready.
And earning an associate degree was associated with an 11 percent increase in likelihood of being employed for women and an 8 percent increase for men
While over 80 percent of all entering community colleges indicate that they intend to earn a bachelor’s degree, only 15 percent end up doing so within six years. Students who transferred with an associate degree have a distinct advantage: they were 49 percent more likely to complete a bachelor’s degree within four years, and 22 percent more likely to earn one within six years.
Finishing your AA or AS degree gives you some state-guaranteed privileges when you transfer to a four-year Connecticut State University. All of your lower-division credits will transfer, and (assuming you follow the required courses and maintain the required GPA) you will start as a junior ready to jump into your major courses.
Students who transfer 90 percent or more of their credits were two and half times as likely to complete a bachelor’s degree as students who transferred less than half their credits.
Maybe life happens to you along the way to your bachelor’s degree. A move. An accident. A change in goals. You have an associate’s degree, no matter what life puts before you.