What is the process of finding replacement courses that transfer?

Many potential transfer students find themselves able to take replacement courses when the classes they need aren’t available. In some cases, finding replacement courses that transfer means they have to look outside their school.

If that’s the case, there are a few different processes to finding replacement courses that transfer. Let’s take a look at them below. 

User an online service

There are several services online that have databases of college classes and can tell you which ones are eligible. That includes sites like CreditTransfer.net and Classfinder (right here on  FRANK).

Each of these sites works differently, but in general, they should give you a sense of whether a class you want to take will transfer to another school. A simple Google search will lead you to many online options that can help you track down the courses you need. 

Speak with a counselor

No matter where you go to school, community college, or university, there should be an academic counselor that can set you up for success. 

Make an appointment with a counselor before deciding on the replacement course. They can tell you if that course is a suitable replacement and whether it has a transfer equivalency at the college you’re looking to transfer to. 

While they can’t always give you the answers right away, they have access to reliable resources to know the information you receive is correct. 

Talk to the school you’re transferring to

Another good idea is to speak with the school you’re considering transferring to. Someone in the counseling office can point you in the direction of transferrable replacement classes that still count towards your General Education and Major courses. 

As you can see, transferring credits from one school to another isn’t always easy. If you’re considering a transfer, you’ll want to take extra precautions to ensure your courses will count when you do so. 

With these steps in mind, you’ll have no problem transferring your credits from one school to another. Be prepared, ask questions, and use your college resources to help you make smart decisions.