Uncounted credits cost time, money

College credits that don’t count cost transfer students time, money — and often the opportunity to complete a degree.

A third of students transfer at least once, almost always losing credits along the way. The average associate degree graduate has earned 80 credits for a degree that requires 60. Full-time students average 3.8 years to complete a two-year degree. Bachelor’s degree graduates average 136.5 credits and 4.7 years for the 120-credit, four-year degree.

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