2
2 years ago
Admissions Advice

How valuable are college credits
Answered

I'm currently 16 years old and attending my local university part time working on my gen eds as dual credit classes, I completed all of my high school coursework at 15 and chose not to go to college full time and instead wait till I turned 18 so as to feel more comfortable with living on my own. My question is how heavily will universities look upon my college courses or will I need to do something additional with my college applications as someone who will be finishing high school with over 30 gen-ed credit hours (with multiple honors classes), as well as how will my application process differ from the norm. I'm concerned that having to also transfer college credits will complicate the application process. Any insight is greatly appreciated thanks!

earlycollegehighschool
dual-credit
highschool
dual-enrollment
applications
2
3

Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

1 answer

2
Accepted Answer
2 years ago

Your college credits will be quite valuable in the admissions process. In fact, with your amount of gen ed credit hours, you should be able to shave off at least a year from your full-time college studies. Colleges will appreciate your credits and seek out applicants with your profile.

Your application process will be slightly different than the norm, as you will apply as a transfer student. This means that you will fill out a transfer application, which has its own unique essay questions. Transferring college credits is a simple process - all you will have to do is have your college guidance counselor official transcripts to the schools you are applying to. Feel free to check out CollegeVine's guide on the transfer admissions process for more tips. Hope this helps!

2
What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works