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Whats the best pathway to take?

I'm planning on going to Dixie state and i hope my credits transfer to BYU but im planning on getting a bachelors in business. I will start it at Dixie and finish at BYU. Is this a smart decision? #higher-education

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Debra’s Answer

In addition to the good advice from Seth & Nancy, know that the higher level courses at any school are less likely to transfer. Most colleges want you to take THEIR junior & senior level degree program courses. So core courses like an English 101-type course are more likely to transfer than upper division courses. So if you're going to transfer - don't wait too late.
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Seth Daniel’s Answer

As emphasized by Nancy, transferring units (credits) from one school to another is not always a sure thing. In fact, many universities will not commit to accepting units for transfer until they review a student's transcript showing the class whose units you want to transfer.

Sometimes, schools enter into agreements with one another that they will accept certain units for transfer (these are called articulation agreements). It is important that you check with Dixie and verify with BYU whether they have any such articulation agreements...if so it makes it a lot easier to plan.

If there is no articulation agreement between the two schools, be sure to review BYU's transfer policy, which should be clearly described in their catalog. It is important that the courses you wish to transfer from Dixie are as similar as possible to the ones you want credit for at BYU. Sometimes, course syllabi even have to be reviewed to determine if you can be granted credit, so be sure to keep your Dixie course syllabi for any class whose units you wish to transfer. articulation transfering
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Nancy’s Answer

Tayden, there is no one "best" pathway--many could be successful. Some students find they can save money by transferring from a state to a private college after their sophomore year, typically. However, do not "hope" that credits will transfer. Find out what different colleges typically accept for grades and from what schools as transfer credit. There are no consistent policies on this.

According to Forbes magazine, business majors are in demand, so that seems good. Make yourself stand out with leadership experiences in clubs or sports, and internships or research assistant positions while attending school or summers.
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Chantel’s Answer

This is an eternal decision to make. Practice now creating your future!

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Michael’s Answer

Hi Tayden,


I got my master's degree in business from BYU, so hopefully I can help a little bit here. The best thing you can do is check with BYU before you take any classes at Dixie St to see if those credits will transfer. BYU often doesn't accept some transferred credits even from BYU-Idaho (it's a bit silly in my opinion). Now to address whether it's a smart idea... I think that if you can get accepted to BYU immediately that would help you get into the business school. At BYU, getting accepted to BYU and getting accepted to the Marriott School of Business are two different things. You have to apply for, and get accepted to the Marriott School even if you're a BYU student already. If that isn't an option for you, then going to Dixie and transferring could help you if you do really well at Dixie. That will give you a story to tell during BYU admissions that you are among the top of your class at Dixie St. Getting a business degree at BYU is quite competitive because the job opportunities are really great. And believe me when I say if I can do it then you can do it too! I will always advocate for attending BYU, but if you're a star student at Dixie St then you'll have amazing opportunities there too.


Hope this helps!


Mike

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