Our foreign language program is designed to be suitable for both students pursuant of two–year Associate’s degree and students wishing to transfer into a four–year Baccalaureate degree granting institution. If you are planning to transfer, it is never too early to begin charting the courses you should undertake with transferability in mind.

Transferability refers to the articulation agreement between institutions of higher learning that the college–credit you received at one school will be accepted as the equivalent college–credit at another school. For instance, if you receive credit for SPAN 1411/Spanish 1 at Austin Community College, it will be articulated as equivalent credit for SPAN 1410/Spanish Beginning 1 as offered at Texas State University.

You may consider meeting with a counselor or academic advisor to discuss whether or not it would be beneficial for you to complete an associate degree before transferring. Statistically, students with 60 or more transfer credits from ACC have a higher GPA at their transfer institution than those who transfer with fewer hours.


Please visit these websites for more information on transferability:

  • Not quite sure what you want to major in? Not sure what careers go with your major? Visit Career Services for practical insight and guidance.
  • You are not in this alone—ACC advisors and counselors are here to help you achieve your educational goals. 
  • How do you calculate your GPA? Where can you find course equivalency guides? Find these answers and more at Transfer and Articulation Resources.
  • Attend the Transfer Academy! The Transfer Academy is a series of informal meetings that will offer you constructive info and guidance to transferring from your early planning through your application process.