Teaching Transfer Initiative

Teaching Transfer Initiative

The Teaching Transfer Initiative is an academic outreach pilot program led by Princeton University in partnership with local community colleges designed to encourage community college students to explore and transfer to four-year institutions.

This pilot program offers Princeton-accredited courses taught by trained visiting faculty at no charge on community college campuses to select students from those institutions. Each year, Princeton hires and trains recent PhDs as Teaching Transfer Associates(TTAs) to teach both regular community college courses as well as one Princeton accredited course, with the potential to be reappointed twice, for a total of three years. Associates offer advising, mentoring, and transfer information to students to serve the program’s broader goal of increasing the number of transfer students to four-year universities or colleges.

Community college students who are accepted enroll in the Princeton TTI courses at no charge and receive Princeton course credit, transferable to other institutions. 

Information for Community College Students

Learn more about the Teaching Transfer Initiative via our Frequently Asked Questions.

Course Offerings

Explore Spring 2024 courses designed to offer you a chance to study exciting topics and cutting-edge research perspectives on a subject that you might not encounter in typical community college courses.


Community College Faculty: Nominate a Student

Students are selected into the program based first on the nomination of a community college staff or faculty member. Nominations are accepted at the start of the fall semester.

People and Partners

Meet the teaching transfer associates, program leadership, and community college partners.