Should I finish my pre reqs or go to a university? - page 2
by Ms.Frank 1,291 Views | 13 Comments
Hi everyone, I am so undecided of what to do. I am a student and I have one more semester left before finishing my pre requisites at my local community college, I wanted to know if I should finish my pre requisites at my school... Read More
- 0Feb 7, '13 by Ms.FrankQuote from SaysfaaThanks for that information I will definitely look on the website and see.It make SO MUCH more sense to do as much at your instate community college that it is worth investigating whether the particular university you want to go to accepts the credits you want to transfer.
If the college and the university are near each other (even though they are in different states), they will almost certainly have a list of the classes they accept and it will be matched to the classes of the other college. It doesn't always match exactly both ways so ask the college you are moving to. You need both because sometimes schools will "give credit" but not as a particular class. The list is probably on-line, the admissions office or advising office should be able to walk you through finding it on their website. It might be a good idea to check it out but then also call the school and ask if that list is up to date.
Some states have a separate website that lists most of the class equivalencies for every college in that state. Some colleges send people there rather than keeping a list on their own website.
- 0Feb 7, '13 by Ms.FrankQuote from shyeReally, thanks for the reply I am leaning more towards finishing at my community college, because you are right university has different courses and you made me realize I would be doing the exact same thing. Not completing my courses right before I am able to apply. Did you have to retake pre requisites?I made the mistake of transferring to a university one prerequisite shy of being able to apply for nursing programs! The university had a different registration prioritization and I ended up not being able to finish that prerequisite! I reacted by switching majors to English... Five years later, I am going back to get my ADN...
Plus, community college is way cheaper!
- 0Feb 8, '13 by Ms.FrankQuote from shyeReally, well I wish you the best with everything Shye and thanks for all of your helpThankfully the schools to which I'm applying don't have recency requirement for prereqs! The prerequisites changed this last year so I had to scramble for one class but no big deal