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Are 2-year HBCU colleges a good starting point before transferring?

I'm curious if starting at a 2-year HBCU college and then transferring to a 4-year university would be a strategic move. Does anyone have experience with this and can share how it affected their educational journey or transfer process?

7 months ago

Absolutely, starting at a 2-year HBCU college can be a very strategic move, both educationally and financially. From a parent's perspective, one of the benefits of starting at a 2-year institution is that it often provides a more cost-effective way for students to complete their general education courses before transferring to a 4-year university. HBCUs, specifically, offer a unique cultural and historical experience that can enrich a student's educational journey.

In terms of the transfer process, many 2-year colleges have articulation agreements with 4-year institutions, ensuring a smoother transition for students. These agreements often outline which credits will transfer and sometimes include scholarship opportunities for transfer students. My own child began their studies at a community college, making sure to adhere to the transfer agreements and maintaining close communication with academic advisors. This helped them transfer to a 4-year university without losing any credits.

I would encourage you to check if the 2-year HBCU you're considering has such agreements with the 4-year universities you're interested in. Additionally, it might be helpful to reach out to the admissions or transfer office of both the 2-year and 4-year institutions for specific advice. They can provide guidance on how to make the most of your time at the 2-year college and set you up for a successful transfer.

7 months ago

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