Transfer Credits: Manor College to Moravian College

After graduating from Manor College I immediately transferred to Moravian College. Moravian did a great job recruiting me as a transfer student, and quickly sent me my credit evaluation.

Luckily all of my courses transferred, but over half of my classes transferred as electives. Therefore, take note that even if your admissions counselor says, “All of your courses will transfer,” your credit transferring problems are probably not over! Make sure you know how to petition for credit. As a transfer student, electives don’t help much when transferring; it’s practically guaranteed that you’ll have more electives than you know what to do with after transferring.

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Comparing College Career Paths

Despite my younger sister being two years behind me in high school, we’ll be graduating from college at the same time. Have I spent an extra two years pursuing my Bachelor’s? Luckily, not quite.

Before enrolling at college, I took a year-long gap year off from school. My sister, on the other hand, immediately started college when she graduated from high school.

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I Regret Transferring to Temple University

Warning: This post is not meant to bash Temple University in any way. If I’m being completely honest, it simply isn’t the best fit for me personally.

You’re probably thinking “Woah, that’s a hefty title!” Well, transferring from a small two-year college to a ridiculously large university with 38,000 times the students was quite a hefty change!

“Then why make such a hefty change?” you may ask. One word: finances.

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4 Ways to Be Less Lonely as a Transfer Student

Many times, the hardest part for transfer students is when loneliness strikes – splitting from friends and having to make new friends is no easy feat. Today, I want to provide some less silly ways to meet people besides walking up to them and asking “Do you want to be friends?”

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How to Afford Your Dream College

 

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You’ve gone through the whole transfer application process and have been accepted to the university of your dreams. Yet, one of the most difficult but common setbacks before even attending the school is the question of whether you and your family can afford your dream school, especially after the shock of seeing how much tuition costs or how little financial aid you received. If you have your mind set on a certain school, but cannot attend because of financial reasons, read on for tips on how to afford your dream college:

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5 Painless Steps to Petition for Transfer Credit

Learn how to submit additional information to your transfer institution so that they re-evaluate courses completed at your previous institution.

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You’ve been accepted into your dream school, maybe even already sent in your enrollment deposit. You receive another notification from them, and you excitedly open it—it’s your credit evaluation! As you begin to read through your list of previously completed courses, your face begins to drop: Continue reading “5 Painless Steps to Petition for Transfer Credit”

My Story: The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Note: Guest blogger Isla M. shares her insights about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. If you have any questions or comments about the scholarship or process, please comment below!

Applying for scholarships can be very stressful. The Jack Kent Cooke scholarship application is one of the more extensive applications I’ve dealt with, but if you are willing and dedicated enough to put in the effort, the payoff is incredible.

I was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in May 2016, a few days after graduating from Manor College with my Associates in Science. Receiving this scholarship has been a life-changing event. The Jack Kent Cooke foundation provides up to $40,000 a year for up to two years for tuition, fees, books, living expenses, and even child care expenses for recipients with dependent children. It is important to note that the foundation doesn’t wish to displace any financial assistance (FAFSA, merit scholarships, institutional aid, etc.) that students will be receiving upon transferring. They simply wish to bridge the gap between the financial assistance scholars are already receiving and the financial assistance they need.  

The Cooke foundation works tirelessly to make the transfer from your two year school as easy as possible by not only providing financial assistance, but also a network of people and resources outside of the financial aspect of the scholarship. Cooke scholars are even eligible for graduate school funding of up to $50,000 a year for up to four years! As someone who has grappled with the application process, I want to provide some insight on my experience to help other potential scholars in the future.

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Transfer Credits: Manor College to Temple University

twitter-profile-picIn this post, I’m sharing how my classes from Manor College transferred to Temple University. Maybe you’re a Manor student considering transferring to Temple, or perhaps you’re researching how courses transfer between colleges. Whichever is the case, I hope you find this post helpful!

I graduated from Manor College with an Associate’s in Business Management. At Temple University, I’m majoring in Marketing.

The following information is based off of my original credit evaluation.

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4 Reasons To Love Associate’s Degrees

In some fields, an Associate’s Degree is all you need in order to be successful. In others, a Bachelor’s Degree is required, and these days, sometimes that isn’t even enough. So why, in these fields where advanced degrees are needed in order to be competitive, should anyone want an Associate’s Degree? Good question, and I have some good answers:

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2-Year Colleges are Better than you Think

 

1084900_10151799901595701_1890750340_oI graduated from Manor College, a 2-year college, in 2015. I was excited to take the next step in my education, but I knew I’d miss Manor. Looking back, Manor was probably the best two years of my life. Here are some of my reasons why, and why I think more people should attend 2-year colleges:

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