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Build a Strong Foundation for Your Future Success

St. Louis Community College's general transfer studies program allows students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and fulfill Missouri's CORE 42-credit general education requirement, making it easier to transfer to any public four-year college or university in the state.

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What is General Transfer Studies at St. Louis Community College?

This program involves completing 42 credit hours of general education courses that cover disciplines such as:

  • Written and oral communications
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Natural sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities

Students also choose 18 additional credit hours in elective courses to complete the 60-credit hour associate in arts degree. Focus areas are available and intended for students who plan to major in the following: 

  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Academic advisors on each campus help students select courses that align with their goals and assist with the transfer process to a four-year college or university.

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Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities

The general education courses included in this program are a part of Missouri's statewide CORE 42 framework. General education classes marked Missouri Transfer (MOTR) are fully transferable to all public colleges and universities across the state.

To further support your educational goals, we have transfer agreements with partner colleges and universities. Work with your STLCC advisor to learn more about the transfer process.

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Cost of Attendance

Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.

How to Apply Undecided

  1. Start a new application to St. Louis Community College by creating an account. When prompted "Are you planning to pursue a degree at STLCC," select Degree-Seeking.
  2. In the Plans Tab, select "Earn a degree to transfer to a 4-year college/university" when asked for your College Goal. You always have the option to update this later with an advisor.
  3. In the Plans tab under the Program of Study section, you will see many options. First, select that you are Not Sure/Undecided. Then you will need to select a Degree or Certificate. Select the Focus Area in the drop down that is of most interest to you. You may always change your major in the future. 


"All of the professors I had at STLCC-Wildwood deserve my thanks for getting me to where I am today. The level of expertise they carry and the passion with which they teach is truly amazing." - Deanna Meyer, graduate

"Earning a degree in communications was excellent preparation for what I do now. STLCC also supported me by offering opportunities such as my invitation and induction into Phi Theta Kappa. I received the All-Missouri Academic scholarship through this organization, which awarded me a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Missouri-St. Louis." - Shawntelle Fisher, graduate

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's General Transfer Studies Program

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Schedules Built for Your Busy Life

Fitting a quality education into your busy life is easy with the flexibility STLCC offers, including day and evening classes, in-person and live virtual lectures, as well as online and hybrid options.

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Multiple Locations Near You

With four campuses and multiple education centers, STLCC has locations around the St. Louis metropolitan area that are close to your home or work, which makes for an easy commute.

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Graduate With Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save more than $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third less than other local institutions. Plus, we'll help you navigate scholarship options and financial aid. 

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Seamless Credit Transfer with CORE 42

Missouri’s CORE 42 program guarantees seamless transfer of all Missouri Transfer (MOTR) courses to all public, four-year colleges and universities in the state of Missouri.

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