I can remember choosing my transfer institutions as an undergrad, I based it upon the campus and as well as the amount of credits, that would transfer from my AA degree. The information was given to me for free without hassle, and I made my choice.
Looking at a story today in the news, and having personally seen many attempts at dissembling when it comes to the transfer of credits, I realized that this is another area of concern that needs light shined upon it. Military students can be especially affected by this, especially when they are not aware that their training is ACE certified.
“They're Transfer Students, Not Cash Cows” (http://chronicle.com/article/Theyre-Transfer-Students-Not/137935/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en),
“Many colleges require a transfer student to make a commitment to attend—in the form of a nonrefundable deposit—before they will give out information about transfer credits. In short, they are saying, "Buy now! We'll tell you later what it will actually cost you". (http://chronicle.com/article/Theyre-Transfer-Students-Not/137935/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en),
What is wrong with this picture? Does this not smell funny? The opportunity for bait and switch is too high!
Student service my friends, not student steal. Let’s get this right!
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III