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If I earn a minor can I go back after I complete my undergrad and use those credits towards a new major

I am about to start my sixth semester at my university. I came in as a freshman undeclared and I only recently started to figure out some careers I would want. My problem is I am currently on a sociology track (almost completed) and my school requires me to have a minor also. Is it possible to minor in another field say biology and then go back to another school a year after my graduation and use those credits towards a new major. I want to graduate and be done with my school on time but I am willing to go to a closer school to continue my education after.. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated Signed, Lost and confused Topic: Academics at SUNY at Albany | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 12/26/2012

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In order to transfer your completed credits to another college or university, it will depend on the school you go to and if they will accept those credits for transfer. Because transferring credits can be tricky, I recommend doing a little research on where it is you would like to continue your education. Once you narrow it down, contact the admissions departments of those schools directly to verify if you can in fact transfer your credits. The main thing you will want to avoid is transferring to another school, only to find out that your credits do not transfer and all your hard work was for nothing. We always recommend, when in doubt check with the school. No one knows their policies like they do. All the best!

Answered by: Ashley J. | over 1 year ago
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Thanks for your question! Unfortunately, the answer is: probably not. If you finish a minor at a school and use those credits toward your degree, it's unlikely that another school would take them as "transfer" credits. However, what they may do is place you in more advanced courses so you don't repeat material. This may allow you to graduate earlier. Either way, check with the school that you are considering pursuing another degree at: they will be able to give you a more concise answer and will be able to tell you exactly what credits they accept. Good luck!

Answered by: Taylor C. | almost 2 years ago
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