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Does an associate's degree guarantee transfer credits to all colleges?

Hey everyone! I'm considering going to community college first and getting an associate's degree before transferring to a four-year university. Do you guys know if these credits will transfer to any college I decide to go to after, or are there specific agreements I should be aware of? How does that work?

7 months ago

Hello there! It's important to note that an associate's degree does not automatically guarantee that all your credits will transfer to any four-year institution. Every college has its own transfer credit policy, which often includes agreements with specific community colleges known as articulation agreements. Such agreements typically outline which credits will transfer and may help you plan your community college coursework accordingly.

To ensure a smooth credit transfer, you should research the transfer policies of universities you are interested in and consult with an advisor at your community college. It's also a good idea to keep your course syllabi and work, as some universities may request these for credit evaluations.

Remember to make sure that the courses you are taking align with the general education or major requirements of the four-year institutions you hope to attend. Planning ahead and staying informed will greatly assist in maximizing your credit transfer.

7 months ago

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