Program in place to help large number of transfer students who lose credits

WASHINGTON, NC (WNCT)- The US Department of Education says about 40% of college students don’t receive credit for their work. There’s a program in place to help prevent this from happening in North Carolina. The Universal General Education Transfer Component was designed to help community college transfers.

“It’s a comprehensive articulated agreement between the North Carolina Community College System and the four year institutions,” Dr. Crystal Ange with Beaufort Community College said.

Because of the agreement, East Carolina University is the next stop for Beaufort Community College graduate, Jordan Pooser. Pooser didn’t lose a single credit in his transfer process, he actually has too many.

“There were some courses that my associates and arts wanted like college algebra and some stuff like that aren’t really in the four year degree for my business degree,” Pooser said.

Pooser may end up paying extra money for the credits that don’t qualify for this major. He told WNCT it was all worth it.

Pooser said, “It was cheaper for me to go here at first and a lot of the teachers help me figure out what I wanted to do so I didn’t waste too much time at ECU.”

Beaufort Community College counselors work with students when they arrive to ensure their credits will transfer.

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