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Advising, Credit Transfer, and Degree Application

There are many ways in which students can earn college credit while still in high school, and it is important to consider courses and credit-earning options carefully to ensure a seamless transition from high school to college.

Advising for Concurrent Enrollment Students

As a Concurrent Enrollment student, we want to ensure that 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 many topics including how to choose concurrent enrollment courses, details on the registration and state funding processes, transferability of credits and how concurrent enrollment courses will apply to a college degree.

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Credit Transfer

Understanding if and how the college credits you earn in high school will transfer to your intended college is important when selecting courses. It is true that most college credits earned while in high school will easily transfer among colleges and universities, but it is not always the case. A course may not transfer if it is in a subject that the college you are transferring credit to does not offer. For example, if you take an agriculture class in high school for college credit, and the college you attend doesn’t have an agriculture program, the credit may not be transferable. Another example is that there may not be an equivalent course at the college you plan to attend. When this happens, generally the college credit you earn is transferred as an elective.

Visit these helpful websites to learn more about course transfer:

Degree Application

The next step in the process of exploring course transfer is to understand how courses will apply to the degree (or degrees) that you are interested in. In addition to transferability, it is also very important to understand degree applicability. A course may transfer to your chosen college, but it may or may not be a course that you need to 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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