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Why Start at a Community College and Transfer Elsewhere?

Whether you choose to attend a university or community college, the first two years of what you study will be similar. You will take general classes that help you improve your critical thinking skills, communication abilities, and let you explore various potential career paths. So why pay more for the same college credits?

In your two years at Snow, you’ll be able to earn 60 credits which gives you an Associate's Degree and meets half the requirements for your Bachelor’s degree. And those 2 years will cost you less than 1 year at a large university!

Plus, you’ll begin your American education in a small, friendly environment where there’s much less pressure and much more support.

Simply put, by starting your education at a community college, you’ll have an easier, more affordable academic journey.

Transfer Options after Studying at Snow College

After completing your first two years at Snow’s community college, you can choose to transfer to any other university in the United States for your final two years of your Bachelor's degree, provided you meet their transfer requirements.

Here's how your 4 years in the U.S. could look:

Years 1 + 2 at Snow College = Associate’s Degree
(60 credits)

  • Save money by taking the same classes at a college that costs less.
  • Explore different fields of study to help you focus on a degree or career path.
  • Improve your English and get comfortable in a new culture. 

Add 2 More Years at University = Bachelor’s Degree
(180 credits)

  • Transfer into a university to take specialized classes in your concentrated area of study.

This is known as the 2 + 2 path, and it leads you to a more affordable 4-year Bachelor’s degree.

Transfer to a University in the USA

With an Associate degree from Snow College, you can transfer to any university in the state of Utah. Snow College is part of the Utah System of Higher Education. The state is renowned for the high quality of its education system, ranking #2 in the U.S. News & World Report, 2024 (and #1 best state overall for the last 2 years!).

In addition to in-state universities, Snow College has agreements with universities around the U.S. to give international students more options and facilitate the transfer process. Universities all across America accept transfer students and recognise many of the credits earned in your first two years of higher education in the United States. Your Academic Advisor will be able to work with you to help you choose the right university to transfer to and we also provide plenty of support with your transfer applications. You may even qualify for specific scholarships reserved for Snow students, helping you get the best value toward your Bachelor’s degree.

Graphic of USA with previously transfered to colleges highlighted.
  • Arizona State
  • Boise State
  • Bowling Green
  • BYU
  • BYU Hawaii
  • BYU Idaho
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Iowa State
  • Juilliard
  • Kansas State
  • New Mexico State
  • Northern Arizona
  • Ohio University
  • Oklahoma State
  • Portland State
  • San Diego State
  • Southern Utah University
  • Stanford University
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of West Virginia
  • University of Alaska-Anchorage
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Indiana
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Montana
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Utah
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wyoming
  • UNLV
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Tech University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Washington State
  • Weber State University
  • Western Illinois

Explore your Transfer Options with some of our American University Partners

Transfer to a University Anywhere in the World

Thanks to Snow College’s partnerships with universities abroad, you can continue your educational pathway and get even more international experience.

Leave home, come to Utah, then head to France, Ireland, Japan, or New Zealand – your future is truly global!




Earn a Bachelor’s Degree at Snow – No Need to Transfer!

We offer 90+ programs at Snow, including 2 Bachelor's degrees in Commercial Music and Software Engineering. Graduating from either of these programs will make you a competitive job candidate in these growing fields.

Successful Snow College Alumni

Students from over 50 countries have studied at Snow and continued their education with some of the world’s best universities.

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Earning a Master’s at Carnegie Mellon in Pennsylvania
- Wilson Sanchez from Honduras

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Completed a Master’s at Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts
- Jorge Salas Quesada from Costa Rica

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Earned a Master’s in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland
- Ishbel del Rosario from Ecuador