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  • Educator talks on "community college transfer mess"

    By Tara Chandler
    Published: June 30, 2008
    Educator

    Transferring to a state public university seems simple enough: Fill out an application, submit an official transcript, and pay a fee — usually less than $50. But it can quickly get complicated. The university checks to see if its academic requirements have been met — for many, that means at least a 2.0 grade-point average. It also decides which courses to count. While Kentucky requires public universities to accept up to 60 general-education credits for students who have earned an associate’s degree, they don’t have to be counted toward a particular prerequisite or major. “Universities are just expert in playing this game that says, ‘Well, sure, you completed English composition, but you didn’t take my class,’ and sort of cheating students out of transfer credits by insisting that they retake essentially the same classes,” said Kay McClenney, a professor at the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

    The Washington Post
    Community College Transfer Mess
    June 2

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