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What is a Transfer Pathway?

A transfer pathway represents a typical course schedule/sequence for a student planning to complete the A.A. degree within two years, then transfer and major in a specific discipline. A transfer pathway is not institution-specific. 

It is important to understand that the pathway provided in the adjacent tab is just one possible combination of classes by which to complete an A.A. and prepare for transfer in your chosen area of study. Other course combinations and sequences can work, too. It is strongly recommended that students work directly and frequently with a COD academic counselor/advisor, a COD faculty advisor, and academic counselors/advisors at potential transfer schools, to develop and execute a plan that works best for them.

For more information about Chinese, please visit the program page.

College of DuPage also offers institution-specific information to help prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university; please visit the transfer opportunities page for more information.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdHumanities 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
CHINE 1101 Elementary Chinese I 4
Second Semester
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II (Communications Gen Ed) 3
Gen EdLife Science (with lab) 4
HUMNT 1110 The Arts and Cultural Diversity 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences (History) 3
CHINE 1102 Elementary Chinese II 4
Third Semester
Gen EdPhysical Science (with lab) 4
Gen EdPhysical or Life Sciences 3
CHINE 2201 Intermediate Chinese I 4
ElectiveAny Elective 3
ElectiveAny Elective 3
Fourth Semester
Gen EdMathematics 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
EDUCA 1100 Introduction to Education 3
ElectiveAny Elective 3
CHINE 2202 Intermediate Chinese II 4
 Total Credits66

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A. degree, please visit the A.A. degree catalog page.