Transfer Credits from SWCC

Transfer Credits from SWCC

Complete the first half of a bachelor’s degree here, and transfer your credits to a four-year university.

SWCC offers the Associate of Arts & Sciences degree in Business Administration, Education, Engineering, General Studies,  & Science, in addition to several specialization areas.

Southwest Virginia Community College makes it convenient and easy for you to transfer credits to almost any bachelor’s degree program you desire.

See the Transfer FAQ’s – Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic for current information about how we are assisting our transfer students.

We have Guaranteed Admission agreements with more than 20 colleges and universities in Virginia, so your credits transfer easily. Most private and out-of-state colleges accept our transfer credits, too, so you can continue your education almost anywhere.


Morehead State University Transfer Visit Day
(First Friday of the month except in January and July)
Tracey S Counts 606-487-3179
In-state tuition offered for online programs

Radford University Carillon
Virtual visit and speak to an admissions counselor
Rebecca Grubb 540-985-9947

Virtual Hokie Corner | Through Virtual Hokie Corner, students will be able to “meet” with representatives from the Office of Admissions and Academic Advising to get their questions answered and receive customized support on all things transfer.
Appointments are conducted through Zoom, and meetings can be joined from any computer, tablet, or phone through this easy access Virtual Hokie Corner@VCCS URL.

Why do so many students choose to start at Southwest Virginia Community College before transferring into a bachelor’s degree program?

  • You’ll earn high-quality transfer credits that are widely accepted. As an accredited community college, Southwest Virginia meets the same academic standards as four-year schools.
  • You’ll get personalized advising and support. Your assigned academic adviser will help you map out the courses you’ll need to take before transferring. We’ll also help you contact the transfer school you wish to attend, guide you through the paperwork, and help you make financial plans.
  • You’ll earn credits affordably and conveniently. SWCC charges lower tuition and fees than most four-year schools. And by staying close to home while you earn your first two years’ worth of credits, you can save on housing, meals and other expenses.
  • You’ll get direct attention and support from our faculty. Our instructors devote all their time to students. They’re not distracted by big research projects, publications, grant-writing, or other initiatives. You’ll attend small classes taught by senior faculty who care about your success, and you’ll never have to compete for their attention
  • Guaranteed Admission Agreements Make It Easy to Transfer Credits. Under SWCC’s Guaranteed Admission Agreements, you can easily transfer community college credits to a four-year school as long as you maintain a minimum grade-point average.

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) maintains system-wide credit transfer agreements that are available to students at all VCCS community colleges, including Southwest Virginia Community College.

Contact Dr. Susie Mullins, Chief Transfer Officer, to get started at SWCC, so you can work on a credit transfer plan that’s right for you. Call 276.964.7231, or send email to

Each of our associate degrees incorporate universal courses required during the first two years of a four year degree, specific courses for a major, and a number of free electives.

With the AA&S Degree, the SWCC graduate should transfer with junior status to the majority of senior institutions.

Bluefield College
Transfer Guide

Bluefield State College

East Tennessee State University 
Transfer Guide
SWCC – ETSU Course Equivalencies

Emory & Henry College –
Transfer Guide
E & H Transfer Website

Hollins University –
Transfer Guide

James Madison University
Transfer Guide
SWCC – JMU Course Equivalencies

King University –
Transfer Guide 
SWCC-King Course Equivalencies

Longwood University

Norfolk State University

Old Dominion University –
Transfer Guide

ODU Articulation Agreements

Radford University –
Transfer Guide 
SWCC – RU Course Equivalencies

IDEC Articulation Agreement

Roanoke College 
Transfer Guide

University of Virginia
Transfer Guide
SWCC-UVA Course Equivalencies
University of Virginia School of Nursing

University of Virginia College at Wise
Transfer Guide
SWCC – UVA Wise Course Equivalencies

Virginia Commonwealth University
Transfer Guide

Virginia Tech
Transfer Guide
SWCC-VT Course Equivalencies
Virginia Tech — Engineering

Western Governors University

William & Mary

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

If you are interested in the medical field, SWCC has a robust pre-med program and agreements with 4 year schools such as Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry. Learn more at the Science-Math Department website.

Please review the important information about transfer at these links.

  1. VCCS System-wide Transfer and Articulation Agreements (listing of all available transfer colleges)
  2. VCCS Guaranteed Admission Agreements (with a VCCS associate’s degree and a minimum GPA, students may obtain GUARANTEED admission to more than 20 of the commonwealth’s schools)
  3. College Transfer Grant Program (see if you are eligible)
  4. Transfer Planner Tool (provides a checklist to plan your transfer to a four-year college or university.)


Transferring TO Southwest Virginia Community College

If you are transferring college credits TO Southwest for program graduation purposes, please have your previous school send your official transcript in a sealed envelope to:

ADMISSIONS OFFICE, PO Box SVCC. Richlands, VA 24641 Fax:276.964.7716

The College Catalog contains information on Alternative Ways to Earn College Credit at Southwest. Visut

General Credit Transfer Policies

-International Students

Alternative Ways to Earn College Credit

-Prior Learning/Credit by Experience

–Directed Independent Study

–Military Service Credits

Credit by Exam Alternatives

How to Request an Official SWCC Transcript

An official Southwest Virginia Community College transcript may be requested in any of the following ways:

  1. Send a written request to: Southwest Virginia Community College, Admissions Office, PO Box 1101, Richlands, VA 24641
  2. Fax a request to 276.963.3450
  3. Request online via the Student Information System – MYSouthwest (to have online access you must have an active SWCC admission application on file)
    • Login to MYSouthwest and select SIS.
    • Under Academic Records section select Request Official Transcript and submit your information with a complete mailing address to deliver your transcript.
    • Please allow 5 working days for processing of request. May include additional time during advance registration periods.
    •  The option for you to VIEW your Unofficial Transcript is also available in SIS/Academic Records/ View Unofficial Transcript.
  4. In person at the Admissions Office – Dellinger Hall Room 220 (must have photo ID with you)

Mail or Fax requests: please include your name, student emplid or social security number, where the transcript should be mailed and your signature. Since your signature is required, we cannot accept email request for transcripts unless you are able to sign the request and email it as an attachment. Transcripts are provided free of charge.

I am sorry for any inconvenience, but we do not email or send electronic transcripts at this time. I am here to help so please contact me any time I can be of assistance Teresa Thompson, , 276-964-7299.