Wondering how you’ll pack all of your remaining credits into your last few semesters? Trying to find the perfect time to get that annoying Gen Ed out of the way? I just might have the answer you’ve been looking for: transfer credits. If you’re dying to get a class or two out of the way in your spare time, I encourage you to look into taking summer classes at a community college near you and transferring the credits to count towards your Nyack degree. This can be accomplished in a few very easy steps!
1. Know what you want. The Registrar’s office will be your best friend through this process. Before you go to them for help, you should have a general idea of what you want, and the options you have to help you get there. First, get an idea of what credits you would like to fill. I would suggest tackling Gen Eds because they are pretty much the same at every school, so you wouldn’t be missing out by taking one of these courses else ware.
2. Be prepared. Look into programs offered by community colleges near you. If you’re open to taking classes online, look for a cheap college (anywhere in the country) that offers cheap online summer courses. Next, print out the course sheet of that college. You should search the website for the courses being offered in the semester you want to take them (in this case, over the summer) and make sure the list includes course codes (for example, BUS101 or ENG102).
3. Go to Registrar. When you have some time and the Registrar’s office is open, head up to Shuman and explain your situation. One of the nice ladies will sit down with you, pull up your degree audit, and tell you what classes you can take with another school to count towards your degree. They will look at the course codes on the course list you’ve printed out, and match them up with classes you need to take for your degree, telling you which credits will transfer. The people who work in Registrar really know what they’re doing to don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions and advice.
4. Do the paperwork. There is a little paperwork involved in this process. First, you’ll need to apply to the college you want to take credits from, and talk to them about transferring credits over to Nyack. All schools are different, but if you call their Registrar or admissions office, they will tell you exactly what needs to be done to complete the process!