You should always check with the receiving institution to ensure the accuracy of the advice you find here. Receiving institutions have the final say.
The earlier you decide on a transfer institution and major, the better! A counselor can develop a customized transfer plan for your AA or AS degree so that you have the best possible transfer experience.
Students who complete an Associate degree or credential, transfer immediately (without taking time off), and stick with it, are more successful in completing the Bachelor's degree? That's what BSCTC advises. We're here to help you succeed.