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Advising, Credit Transfer, and Degree Application

High school students can earn college credit in many ways. It is important to consider options carefully to make sure the high school to college transition goes smoothly.

Advising for Concurrent Enrollment Students

As a Concurrent Enrollment student, we want to make sure you have the most accurate information on your courses, credits, and how your enrollment affects your future academic plans. Boise State offers individual advising sessions to all students and parents on how to choose concurrent enrollment courses, details on course registration and applying for state funding, how credits transfer, and how concurrent enrollment courses will apply to a college degree.

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Credit Transfer

It is important to understand if and how the college credits you earn will transfer to your intended college. Most college credits will easily transfer to other colleges and universities, but this is not always the case. A course may not transfer if the college you are transferring to does not offer the subject or course. For example, if you earn college credit for an agriculture class and the college you attend does not have an agriculture program, the credit may not transfer. Another example is that the college you attend may not have an equivalent course to the one you took. When this happens, the course you took is usually transferred as an elective.

Visit these helpful websites to learn more about course transfer:

Degree Application

It is also important to understand how courses will apply to the degree (or degrees) that you are interested in. A course may transfer to your chosen college, but it may fulfill degree requirements for the major you choose. Understanding this piece of the equation will help you choose classes that will apply to your major, and get you the biggest head start on your college degree.

The best way to start this process is explore the website of the college plan you to attend and find course requirements for degrees offered at that college. Use transfer guides to understand how classes you take in high school transfer AND apply to your intended degree.

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Choosing the Right Courses

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