As I read through many of these posts, I see how some are really knocking some schools because of "transferring". I then noticed that a lot are because the student received an AAS from a tech school. It's important that it is understood what the difference is between an AAS, AS, BSN, etc. when transferring. When going for your BSN, for instance, many classes at MCI do not transfer because it is an AAS, a degree designed to get you into the field with a little less general education credits. It's not "blasphemy" or "incredulous" that some classes don't transfer- you didnt take them! For instance in AAS, you may only take English 1, BIO 101, PSY 101, but for an AS you would take English 1 AND 2, Bio 101 AND 102, Psy 101 AND 102. I'm not saying either is better or worse, but please at least ask the questions and do some research before trying to put everything on blast.
I understand higher learning just fine, the OP - not so much.
I'm sure this is just me being slow but more detail is needed please?
Last edit by Crazed on Jan 20, '13
Jan 21, '13
by Stephalump, RN
Quote from HouTx
That is an inaccurate statement. Many graduates of commercial and tech schools have found out the hard way.
It is entirely up to the receiving school as to whether they will accept classes from another school. However, most nursing programs in Tx are members of educational consortiums - whereby schools have formal agreements to accept credits from other members of the consortium. This does not mean that they will automatically accept credit from schools that are not part of the agreement.
Thanks! I had a wonky editing thing where I was trying to say "public schools," but I guess even with public schools it's an option to be part of the agreement? And now that I think about it went to a private university and they also used the TCCN system.
Last edit by Stephalump on Jan 21, '13