Research Colleges / Universities

After you have chosen your major, it's time to find the right college or university for you. Shop around while you are a community college student. Research the campus qualities that are important to you and the individual programs each college or university offers. By utilizing resources and asking good questions of four-year staff, faculty and students, you can make an informed decision about which school best fits your personal requirements.

Information to Guide Your Search

North Seattle College has established transfer agreements with many universities in Washington and other states for students who earn a Direct Transfer Agreement associate degree. These agreements often provide that students have junior standing and have met most general education requirements when they transfer.

View: Information On Direct Transfer Agreements

  • • Look for institutions with majors that interest you. Refer to the links to all of the colleges in Washington and throughout the U.S.
  • • Visit Advising for a variety of information on universities/colleges: catalogs, transfer guides and information on transfer majors/programs of study. Advisors can assist you in researching Internet resources.
  • • Decide what type of college/university you’d like to attend. Consider location, size of the student body, diversity, special student services, public vs. private, religious affiliation, cost and student-to-faculty ratio.
  • • Use the Internet to explore transfer information. Most schools have exceptional Web sites, full of useful information for prospective students.
  • • Attend the fall, winter and spring Transfer Fairs, Majors Fairs, and information tables hosted every quarter. Talk to college representatives about admissions and program information.
  • • Go to four-year college information sessions on specific majors and programs held on campus during the quarter.
  • • Make an appointment to meet individually with a four-year university advisor at North. Drop in to Advising or call (206) 934-3658 to schedule an appointment.
  • • Visit the colleges/universities that interest you. Take a tour. Take advantage of information sessions for transfer students hosted on their campuses. Fliers regarding information sessions at local colleges/universities are often posted on bulletin boards in Advising.

Useful College Search Web Sites