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Transfer Advising provides the educational road map for successful transfer from Palo Alto College to the four-year university.

Transfer Advising on campus includes:

  • Recruiter Visitation Schedules with dates when university representatives visit to answer questions and provide admissions information;
  • Annual Fall Semester Transfer Fair when over 40 universities provide admissions information;
  • Education Express field trip visits to four-year universities;
  • Transfer-themed workshops providing insights for a successful transfer;
  • Transfer Guides (formerly called 2+2 Plans) providing information on courses to complete prior to transfer to the university.

Some of the university Transfer Plans include:

  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Texas A&M University at College Station
  • Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University applications and catalogs with specific information on admissions deadlines and academic program descriptions;
  • Transfer scholarship information for the four-year universities.

Transfer Guides

Some universities use the term 'transfer guide' and some use '2+2,' but in general both terms refer to a degree plan that lists the courses you take at PAC before transferring to a four year school. You will want to use the transfer guides to determine what courses to take at PAC as these plans list the requirements within each degree. You can access the transfer guides and university transfer information here.  In addition, the Alamo Colleges lists all current Articulation Agreements with our transfer universities on their webpage here

Joint Admissions Agreement (JAA)

 Palo Alto College and five other institutions (see list below) within San Antonio have created joint admissions agreements or JAAs. A joint admissions agreement is a form that you sign with one of the five schools. On that form, you list your major, when you intend to transfer, and your contact information. By signing the form, you are locked into the degree plan that you are following in case that plan changes over time. If you decide you want to attend another institution or follow another major, then you can simply sign a different joint admissions agreement. Please visit with your certified academic advisor to sign an agreement!

  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • St. Mary's University
  • Texas A&M University- San Antonio
  • University of the Incarnate Word

College/University Catalogs and Online Informatin

We have a great assortment of college catalogs from both in-state and out-of-state institutions for students to view. If you would like your own catalog you can contact the university for one or locate one online. You can also search university websites for admissions information, applications, majors, degree plans, and scholarships. The majority of public Texas universities use the Apply Texas application at

Not sure where to transfer or what schools offer your interested major?  Visit  This site allows you to search by major, institution type, location and many other factors to determine which transfer institution meets YOUR needs. 

Determining How Your Courses Will Transfer

Not sure if your classes will transfer to the university you want to transfer to? You can find out course equivalencies for Texas universities statewide by using the Texas Common Course Numbering System which provides course equivalencies between Palo Alto College and numerous Texas universities. If you need assistance using the website please make an appointment with your certified academic advisor.

Recruiter Visitation Schedule

University recruiters and advisors come to our campus throughout the year to answer questions regarding admissions requirements, course transfer guidelines, programs available and other university requirements.

Click to view the Recruiter Visitation Schedule or stop by the Student Center room 101 for a hard copy.

Events & Programs

  • Annual Transfer Fair: Fall 2016
  • Transfer Visits
  • University of Northern Iowa Recruitment Sessions

Apply for Graduation Before You Transfer

 Click here to learn how to apply for graduation using your ACES account

Contact Information

College Student Center (CSC-101)



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