Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about transferring credits/classes from college to college. This is a huge topic within the higher education community, so I thought I would take some time to discuss some helpful points for prospective and current students.
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is a way for Minnesota colleges and universities to standardize general education coursework. The MnTC consists of 10 goal areas that can assist in mapping out your lower-division coursework for a bachelors degree:
- Goal 1: Communication
- Goal 2: Critical Thinking
- Goal 3: Natural Sciences
- Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
- Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
- Goal 7: Human Diversity
- Goal 8: Global Perspective
- Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
- Goal 10: People and the Environment
Most of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will encompass some, if not all, of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Completing the MnTC can make transferring from an associate degree to a four-year institution so much easier. Speak with an advisor today if you have more questions on the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
Transferology™ is a tool that allows students to plan out their next move in regards to transferring to another college. With a free account, you can input completed or planned courses from the school(s) that you are currently attending. Transferology™ will then show you schools that will accept your course work.
The really great thing is you can search for a fit by a variety of things: such as State (nine states), Tuition Amount, Population and School Type. Once you have selected a school, it will tell you what courses will transfer in. You are not left with the agonizing wait to hear from a college on what course work they will accept. You will have a pretty good idea within seconds on which courses will transfer. (Transfer results using this tool are not guaranteed, as the school you are wanting to transfer to does have the final say on what course work they will or will not accept.)
Good luck planning out your transfer! If you have questions, online advisors are standing by to help.
Contributed by: David Johnson | Online Advisor