With around one third of all college students in the United States transferring schools at least once during their college career, it would follow that institutional policy would adapt to serve this prevalent student population. This is not the case.

A recent grouping of studies, theGovernment Accountability Office Studyfound in 2017 that students who transfer colleges loose roughly 40% of the credits earned at the first institution. That means when a college student decides to switch schools, the student will typically have to retake 40% of the course content from the first college.

This means loosing time, money, and interest in education to courses already completed. Having to retake core classes and introductory level courses often leads to extra semesters in school. This forces students to take on more debt or pay more out of pocket. Balancing work and education is a big reason that students end up taking time off of school, transferring schools, or dropping out altogether. The problem compounds itself, and the root are those credits that don’t transfer.

If you are thinking of transferring colleges, or going back to school after taking time off, you have options. You don’t have to loose 40% of your credits to changing your situation. You may be closer to graduation than you think. Between credits already earned and work experience, you may already have your degree. VisitTheCareerPeople.comto learn more.


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