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.

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.
Transfer Representatives from many institutions hold transfer information events on Southwest’s Campus, and virtually through ZOOM sessions, as well as maintain sites dedicated to assisting you with your transfer objectives.
Find a Transfer Information Event

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 

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

How to Request an Official SWCC Transcript

A Southwest Virginia Community College transcript may ONLY be requested through the Parchment Transcript Request Service

Request Official Transcript

We do not accept online transcript requests through SIS or written requests for transcripts.  

Unofficial Transcripts

If you want to view your unofficial transcript from all terms, follow the steps below.

LOGIN to MYSouthwest >Select Student Information System >Click on Self Service> Click on Academic Records >Click on View Unofficial Transcript >Select the Institution >Select the report type >Unofficial Transcript >Click on GO

Your full unofficial transcript will display to view/print.