Community College Students Find it Difficult To Transfer To Four Year Colleges

June 16th, 2010

  Many state 4 year colleges will not accept all the credits community college students want to transfer for general education and majors. Consequently, community college students have to take the same or similar courese over again after transfer. This wastes time and money.

  California lawmakers appear set to approve a major change in the college transfer process for community college students. Under Senate Bill 1440, community colleges would offer a redesigned associate degree. Students who earn the degree would be promised admission to a California State campus, where they could complete a bachelor’s degree by earning 60 units or less. The bill reflects a nationwide movement to standardize transfer pathways to increase the rate at which two-year college students go on to complete a four-year degree

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