Transferring from one college to another can be a big pain, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, or what credits are going to transfer, you probably will have no idea what you should take, and not take. I’m going to give you some great pointers that you can take, so that you know what will transfer, and what will not.
Talk with your community college adviser - If you’re going to a community college, the first thing that you want to do is talk with your adviser. Many local universities work with the community colleges. Since most of your credits will transfer from the community to the university, you’ll want to talk with an adviser just to double check. They will be able to tell you what will go, and what will not. This way, you will be able to prevent yourself from taking classes that won’t even go to your next college.
Contact the university - Sometimes, the easiest way to see what will transfer from one college to another is by calling up the new college. They will most likely set up an appointment, and you can meet with them then, and there. You will be able to ask them what credits they will accept, and which ones will most liklely not be accepted. If you’re taking general education classes, your chances are quite high when it comes to getting your credits in the new college.
Try CollegeTransfer.net - If you don’t want to call up, or do research, try out College Transfer.net. It’s not going to be that accurate, but it may give you a better idea. Don’t rely on this site for a final answer, but rather an idea on if your credits will go to the new college, or not.
Try these three tips, and more if you’re looking to transfer to a newer college. It’s always best to have your college path planned out ahead of time, but we all know that this can fall through here, and there.