Transfers are important for continued degree pursuits during the pandemic—hear what an expert has to say

Why higher-ed transfers are a key pivot point


Transfers are important for continued degree pursuits during the pandemic—hear what an expert has to say

Nothing about higher education is the same as it was before the COVID-19 pandemic began. This includes transfers, which have seen a dramatic rise in interest since March.

Students are faced with difficult choices, from evaluating on-campus safety to whether it is worth the price of tuition for online-only classes. Many are considering attending a local school and transferring those credits back when the health crisis is more controlled.

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While there is no right answer, transfer has undeniably become a key pivot point in enabling many students to continue their degree and credential pursuits during COVID-19.

Here, eCampus News sits down with John Panzica of CollegeSource to shed some light on one of the latest higher-ed developments to arise from COVID-19.

How are student transfer decisions different – and possibly more complex – given COVID-19?

One of the most significant outcomes of the upheaval caused by the pandemic is an expected increase in transfers and a change in the way students use their local community colleges as an interim measure. In response, four-year institutions need to become more flexible, efficient and consistent with the way they process transfer requests.

Laura Ascione