Transferring has become one of the best ways to save money when moving through college. Starting at a community college and moving to a university is cheaper and leads to higher income later. Yet it’s a process that isn’t always easy, with inconveniences and obstacles that are hard to avoid.
Luckily, there are three solutions to make the process easier and more effective. The first is looking for a transfer pathway. These paths provide a clear road from community college to a university with some sort of career path in mind. These are a new innovation, but work to actually connect community colleges and four year universities. The second solution is simply advising. Look for someone who knows about the transfer process on both ends. Advising is one of the only ways to stay informed in the same way students who didn’t transfer to a university are. And finally the third solution is taking the right credits. While it would be nice for all community college credits to transfer, they don’t. So while in states like Kentucky 70% of credits will transfer, there’s a lot of variance.
It’s through these three simple solutions that one can effectively enact a transfer in college. The process will never be simple, but it can be made easier. Make sure that in an attempt to save money, transferring doesn’t become a waste of one’s time.
Infographic by: cpe.ky.gov