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What are some Liberal Arts Colleges that would accept transfer credits/ courses from state school?

Very interest in transferring to a small, liberal arts college for individualized and though probing courses. Currently finishing my 2nd year of college a medium sized public state university. My current major is finance.
Please comment if you would like more info the the courses that I have already taken finance university higher-education college-transfer corporate-finance university-applications liberal-arts

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Michelle’s Answer

Hi Bridget,

Usually as long as both institutions are under the same accrediting body, the credits should transfer back and forth. Most public schools are accredited under North Central so it should be easy to transfer credit from one school to another. You can run into difficulty if one is regionally accredited and the other is nationally accredited. I would advise you to find out if the school you are currently attending and the one you are thinking about attending are both regionally accredited. If they both have the same accreditation, then it will be up to the school that you want to transfer to inform you which credits they will accept. I would suggest you find out this information Before you transfer. If some of your credits do not transfer straight across, then ask if perhaps you can CLEP out of some of the coursed you already took.

Best of luck.

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Tina’s Answer

Each state has a list of its public universities and colleges (this includes community colleges).
Each state has this list located and controlled by the state's board of higher education.
For example in Texas, to find smaller public Texas liberal arts colleges, check out the list at Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
There are over 190 colleges and universities that are state run agencies in our Texas budget.

Each state has something similar.

Hope this is helpful,
Dr. M

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Michele’s Answer

The best thing to do when looking at the liberal arts colleges is to search the degree you want to pursue and then to look at the course list for that major. Hopefully some of the courses you have already taken will align to their program and you will be able to get credit for some of the classes. Usually most of the basic 100 and 200 classes transfer. The only way you will know for sure is to contact your school of interest and have them analyze your transcript for potential course credit.

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Linh T.’s Answer


There are many liberal arts colleges that will accept transfer credits and it depends on your preferences (location, public or private, financial aid offered). I would narrow down your preferences and then contact the school's admission counselor to find out more information on which courses they would accept. You want to make sure your hard work and credit will transfer over before you transfer to the insitutiton, otherwise you may have to retake the course, spend more money, or delay your anticipated graduation timeline.