Higher education overhaul in TN still leaves problems in transferring credits

Associated Press - February 20, 2010 3:45 PM ET

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A higher education overhaul that passed overwhelmingly last month promised to make it easier for students to transfer from 2-year colleges to 4-year universities. But educators are finding that it's not so easy to move students from one school to the other without losing some credits, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Many tenured professors at universities still have the final say about whether a credit from a community college will be accepted into the new school. That's despite the fact that Gov. Phil Bredesen wants students who graduate from community colleges to be automatically enrolled as a junior when transferring to a university.

Educators are now in the process of finding a core set of pre-major requirements that will help students transfer without losing credit.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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