Complete the First Two Years of Your Bachelors Degree at PPCC

Pikes Peak Community College has established a solid reputation for producing outstanding students who earn their associate’s degrees at PPCC and then transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

Benefits of starting at PPCC:

The Colorado Community College System maintains many Transfer Agreements and Institutional Transfer Guides that allow students to smoothly transfer on to complete a bachelor's degree.

These agreements with four-year colleges and universities in Colorado and across the country ensure guaranteed acceptance of PPCC credits.

PPCC offers:

  • Small classes
  • Flexible classes including on-campus, online, evening, weekend, and hybrid course formats
  • Strong student support services
  • A tuition rate approximately 1/3 the cost of most public universities

Studies show that Community College graduates who transfer to a four year college or university are as successful or more successful than students who do not begin at a community college.

Consult with Advising to ensure that you are making the best choices by following an Institutional Transfer Guide or a Statewide Transfer Agreement.

Transfer Planning

Preparation is the key to a successfully transferring to a four-year baccalaureate program.

Begin researching your options during your first semester at Pikes Peak Community College.

Early planning will give you the most choices and best opportunities for your intended baccalaureate major.

Be aware that most four-year colleges and universities have priority application deadlines.

Regularly work with your PPCC advisors and transfer staff at your desired college or university.

Creating a Plan

Discuss your plans with your advisors, who can help you with transfer opportunities and processes.

In addition, they may provide you with information on:

  • Course selection, sequence of courses, and specific requirements
  • Admissions information and scholarships available at four-year colleges and universities
  • Contact information for most four-year colleges

Meet with an advisor to build a degree plan by contacting Advising at (719) 502-3232 or

Transfer Guidelines

Planning ahead while studying at PPCC will help make the transfer process go smoothly.

Keep in mind:

  1. "D" and "F" grades do not transfer to four-year colleges and universities
  2. Courses below the 100 level are not transferable.
  3. AA/AS are Transfer Degrees- guaranteed for all four- year public universities and colleges in Colorado
  4. AAS/AGS are not Transfer Degrees- however some degrees have Institutional Transfer Agreements

To Successfully Transfer

  1. Visit Advising to build a degree plan.
  2. Meet regularly with your PPCC Academic and Faculty Advisors and collaborate with your transfer school.
  3. Submit Admissions, Scholarship, and Financial Aid applications on time.

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