Academic Planning & Advising
Academic and career planning are a critical part of the start of your college experience to help you choose the classes and timelines that fit your goals and your life.
All newly accepted students meet with an advisor to register for their first semester of classes. Students also meet with an advisor to discuss career interests, pre-requisites for health-care programs, and plan out the correct classes, especially for students transferring to a university. Advisors are available to help students work through any “glitches” they may encounter with the college system or academically.
Transfer Advising Information
Special transfer policies have been developed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) for community college students transferring to other Maryland public institutions of higher education. By state agreement, all General Education courses satisfactorily completed will transfer to fulfill General Education requirements at receiving institutions. The MHEC policy also allows for uninterrupted progress of the student from one institution to another with maximum transferal of college-level credits assured. Also, students are governed by the same academic rules and regulations as apply to native students at the intended transfer college or university within the state.
Students should see a transfer advisor early in their academic program to be certain the maximum number of credits will transfer to the four-year college of choice. While there are designated transfer programs of study at Chesapeake College, certain elective courses may be more appropriate for transfer given the requirements of the intended institution. Additionally, most four-year schools have a limit on the total number of credits acceptable for transfer.
Since the process of transferring can be confusing, Chesapeake provides the student with many transfer services. The College Catalog is available online. Applications, scholarship information, and other resources are available through the Workforce and Academic Programs division or on the Web. A computerized information system, ARTSYS, lists specific course requirements for each of the University of Maryland System institutions. Students planning to transfer should consult ARTSYS and/or a transfer advisor. Additionally, an on-campus Transfer Day is held each fall, affording students the opportunity to speak directly with four-year college representatives.
Finally, it should be noted that receiving institutions determine how courses transfer. Chesapeake makes every effort to maintain current and accurate transfer information. However, it is the student’s responsibility to meet the transfer requirements of the receiving institution. Therefore, students are encouraged to verify information with the intended receiving institution. It is always a wise decision to take advantage of the assistance available through transfer counseling because accurate advising can help make the transfer transition easier.
Transfer Articulation Tools
Chesapeake College students have two important tools they can use in planning for transfer to a four-year college or university.
The first transfer tool is ARTSYS (http://artweb.usmd.edu), an online data information system created to help students from Maryland community colleges transfer to the University System of Maryland and other participating four-year institutions.
Through ARTSYS, Chesapeake College maintains transfer agreements with the following colleges and universities:
|Bowie State University
||Capital Technology University
||Coppin Sate University
|Frostburg State University
||Morgan State University
||Mt. St. Mary’s College
|Notre Dame University of MD
||St. Mary’s College of MD
||The Universities of Shady Grove
||UM Baltimore County
||UM College Park
|UM Eastern Shore
||UM University College
||USM - Hagerstown
|University of Baltimore
College and University Articulation Agreements
The second transfer tool available to students are articulation agreements between Chesapeake College and both in- and out-of-state colleges and universities in specific programs. Students may review those articulation agreements online.
NOTE: It has been agreed that all General Education courses will transfer as general education to all Maryland state colleges and universities. For more information on state policies regarding transfer, see Appendix 1 of the Chesapeake College Catalog.
Other Articulation Agreements
Students with an associate’s degree may be eligible to complete a bachelor’s degree at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center (http://info.chesapeake.edu/eshec/programs.asp) through the following universities:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work – Salisbury University
- Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education – Salisbury University
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology with a concentration in Early Childhood Development - University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice - University of Maryland University College (available online at this time)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – University of Maryland University College (available online at this time)
- RN to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree - Stevenson University
Contact the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center for more information about bachelor’s degree programs.