May 07 2013
Transfer students can spend more money and time if they don't know in advance which academic credits they've previously earned count toward their degree at their new institution, says NYIT Associate Dean Alex Ott, Ph.D., in The Christian Science Monitor. "Many colleges require a transfer student to make a commitment to attend before they will give out information about transfer credits," Ott says, noting that colleges often don't have the human and financial resources necessary to give transfer students the special attention they need. But Ott advices transfer students to ask for information anyway, even if universities normally don't provide it. "If you are forceful enough," he says, "you can get answers."