Starting your education at Tunxis Community College is a smart and affordable way to pursue your educational goals!
Check out our programs that offer seamless transfer to a bachelor’s degree.
Connecticut Independent College Transfer Guarantee
TAP (Transfer Articulation Pathways) transfer directly to Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College without losing any credits. Students are guaranteed full junior status upon transferring.
Tunxis Community College students can complete associate degree programs that transfer without hassle to all Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College offering their major. Upon transfer, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or be required to take any extra credits.
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Biology Studies – Contact Ms. Lynn Laskowski, Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Chemistry Studies – Contact Dr. Robert Smith, Assoc. Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Communication Studies – Contact Ms. Patrice Hamilton, Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Criminology Studies – Contact Ms. Jessica Waterhouse, Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: English Studies – Contact Mr. Stephen Ersinghaus, Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: History Studies – Contact Dr. Francis Coan, Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Mathematics Studies – Contact Mr. Nicholas Stugard, Asst. Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Political Science Studies – Contact Dr. Rafaele Fierro, Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Psychology Studies – Contact Ms. Kelly Mann, Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Social Work Studies – Contact Dr. Colleen Richard, Professor
CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Sociology Studies – Contact Ms. Marie Clucas, Professor
Start your degree at Tunxis and finish at Central, Eastern, Southern or Western Connecticut State University. With this program you can take advantage of guaranteed admission to your selected state university, coordinated academic advising from community college and university advisors, library access, registration preference and a smooth transition into your bachelor’s degree program. To participate, students must apply to the Dual Admission Program before they have accrued 15 transferable credits.
Who is eligible?
- Students who plan to earn an associate’s degree from a Connecticut Community Colleges in 5 years or less.
- Students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a Connecticut State University within 2 years of completing an associate degree.
- Students who have earned 15 or fewer transferable college credits at the community college at the time of application.
- Guaranteed Admission
Students are guaranteed admission to the selected CSU institution upon completion of their associate degree with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Specific academic and professional programs may have additional admission requirements.
- Coordinated Academic Advising
While completing the associate degree, students receive personalized advising from both community college and university advisors to ensure appropriate coursework is completed and that all credits taken apply toward their bachelor’s.
- Library Access
Students have full library privileges at the university designated, even while completing their associate degree.
- Registration Preference
After earning and associate degree, students are given course registration and on-campus housing options equivalent to university juniors.
- Smooth Transition
Students enjoy a smooth transition because they take classes that will transfer, have met regularly with university staff, have become familiar with academic policies, and know which upper-level classes they need at the university.
HOW TO APPLY
After completing the application process for Tunxis Community College (insert link for admissions page), submit a completed Dual Admission application (pdf), and the application fee of the participating university that you designate, to the community college.
The Dual Admission application must be signed by Kelly Pittman, Transfer Counselor before being forwarded to the designated university. You are required to meet with the Transfer Counselor.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Your submitted Dual Admission application will be reviewed and sent to the Office of Admissions at the designated Connecticut State University. You will be notified by the university to confirm your status as a Dual Admission student.
This program is an agreement among the Connecticut Community Colleges and the University of Connecticut that guarantees admission to UConn’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Engineering, and College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. You’ll be guaranteed admission as a junior to the program of your choice. For more information, visit the UConn GA Program online.
To be eligible, a student must have earned 30 or fewer credits and be enrolled in a Liberal Arts transfer program at a participating Connecticut Community College. Students must earn a 3.0 minimum (3.3 for School of Business) cumulative grade point average and an associate degree in a Liberal Arts transfer program to qualify under the terms of the agreement. The associate degree must be completed within five years of enrollment in the Guaranteed Admission program. Former UConn degree-seeking students are not eligible to participate in the GA program. Choose from over 70 majors at UConn when you transfer.
UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
UConn School of Business
Applied Mathematical Sciences
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Human Development and Family Studies
Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
Latino and Latin American Studies
Molecular and Cell Biology
Physiology and Neurobiology
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Structural Biology and Biophysics
Urban and Community Studies
Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Allied Health Sciences
Turfgrass and Soil Science
Business Data Analytics
Financial Management (Stamford)
Health Care Management
Management & Engineering for Manufacturing
Management Information Systems
Real Estate/Urban Economics
The Pathway to Teaching Careers degree is designed to parallel the first two years of study at Central Connecticut State University for students preparing to enter a bachelor’s degree program in elementary or secondary education. Upon successful completion of this program, students may transfer their credits to Central Connecticut State University.
Under the provisions of the articulation agreement, graduates of the TCC Pathway to Teaching Careers Program with a grade point average of 2.8 who pass the Praxis I examination may apply to CCSU’s School of Education and Professional Studies. Students will be considered for CCSU’s School of Education and Professional Studies’ Teacher Education Program on an equal basis with native students at CCSU who become eligible to apply to this selective admissions program during their sophomore year, for enrollment as a junior. Upon acceptance, all of your Tunxis credits transfer seamlessly toward a bachelor’s degree in teacher education.
*Admission to CCSU does not automatically guarantee admission to the Teacher Education program.
Graduates of the TCC Pathway to Teaching Careers Program with a grade point average of 2.8 who pass the Praxis I examination may apply to CCSU’s School of Education and Professional Studies. Students will be considered for CCSU’s School of Education and Professional Studies’ Teacher Education Program on an equal basis with native students at CCSU who become eligible to apply to this selective admissions program during their sophomore year, for enrollment as a junior.
- The requirement of taking 15 CCSU credits prior to applying to the teaching program is waived for TCC Pathway to Teaching Careers graduates.
- Seamless transfer of credits for those students who are accepted into CCSU’s School of Education and Professional Studies.
- While attending Tunxis, you’ll benefit from dual advising with Tunxis and CCSU faculty.
- The CCSU Teacher Education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The Engineering Science associate in science degree is part of the statewide College of Technology (COT) initiative, which provides career pathways for students to earn certificates, associate of science and bachelor of science degrees in engineering and technology disciplines. The COT curriculum prepares students enrolled in engineering science or technology program options at any of the Connecticut community colleges to seamlessly transfer their credits toward a four-year degree at sponsoring Connecticut universities.
Transfer articulation agreements enable Tunxis engineering science program graduates to transfer their credits to accredited engineering programs at the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, University of Hartford, Fairfield University, and the University of New Haven. Students who have met all admissions criteria receive automatic junior status upon transferring to these universities. The minimum GPA for guaranteed acceptance is 3.0.
Contact Mat Spinelli, Director of STEAM & Advanced Manufacturing, 860.773.1672 or Kelly Pittman, Transfer Coordinator/Academic Advisor at (860) 773-1510 if you have questions or would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
The Honors Computer Science/Mathematics program at Tunxis Community College offers a seamless pathway into Central Connecticut State University’s Bachelor of Science degree programs in computer science, mathematics for secondary teaching certification, and theoretical math.
Under the provisions of an approved articulation agreement with Central Connecticut State University, Tunxis Community College graduates of this program with a grade point average of 2.7 or better may enter Central Connecticut State University’s School of Arts and Sciences at the junior level. Credits will apply toward a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Secondary Teaching Certification, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Honors, or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Alternative Program.
The agreement is subject to space availability and completion of the required Central Connecticut State University admission process.
The Business Office Technology: Medical Option degree transfers to Charter Oak State College’s Health Information Management degree program. Local labor data confirms a positive employment outlook for BOT-related occupational groups including Office Administrative Support and Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.
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.