Student Henrietta Fuller Discusses How to Make Your Credits Count
posted October 8th, 2014 by Tricia Hussung
If you want to go back to school but are unsure how to transfer the credits you already have, you’re not alone. According to Student Clearinghouse, about one-third of college students transfer schools at some point during their education. Still, many students wonder, “How do I transfer colleges?”
At King University, many of our online students have attended other universities previously. We want to make it easy for you to apply those credits to your King degree. Transferring your previously earned credits is a great way to jumpstart your continued education, and our transfer process is designed with students like you in mind. We spoke with King MBA student Henrietta Fuller, who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, to learn how she navigated the process of transferring her credits with us.
Transferring your previously earned credits is a great way to jumpstart your continued education, and our transfer process is designed with students like you in mind.
Henrietta’s Transfer Decision
As a student who is currently enrolled in our MBA program, Henrietta expects to graduate in December of 2015. However, this isn’t her first time taking classes. Previously, Henrietta earned an A.A.S. in Veterinary Medical Technology degree from Gaston College in Dallas. She also completed her Bachelor of Business Administration at King in 2013. When she enrolled in her undergraduate program at King, she brought her veterinary credits with her: “When I applied to the BBA program, I had 67 credits transferred.”
Like many students, Henrietta took a break between earning her degrees. “I only took four months off between the bachelor’s degree in business administration and MBA programs at King. However, I had a 13-year lapse between obtaining my A.A.S. degree and enrolling in the undergraduate business degree program,” she says.
Her reason for going back to school was also a common one: she wanted to take her career in a new direction. “I made the decision to return to school simply due to job burn-out and the inability to significantly increase my pay. The veterinary industry was declining and since I was working as the hospital administrator, I developed an interest in the business side of things. I enjoy accounting and finance; therefore, I decided that obtaining my MBA would benefit me in the long run-term. I wanted to change my career and be successful at it,” she says.
The Transfer Process
When it was time to begin the transfer process, Henrietta wanted to make sure that her credits were applied quickly: “My main concerns were that the transfer would not be complete by the time I wanted to start school. However, that was not an issue and I was able to start in the semester that I applied for.” She also found that transferring was easier than she expected. “It was a relatively painless experience. My enrollment counselor was always available if I had questions and she kept me informed of the progress of my application,” Henrietta says.
When it comes to the process of transferring schools, Henrietta has some advice for other students. Getting started early is her most important tip. “Start the process early! Get in touch with an enrollment counselor and start the application process in plenty of time before your desired semester starts. Have all of the required documentation ready and fill out the application completely. Also, don’t wait around on the FAFSA. If all of these steps are followed, then the process should go very smoothly. Don’t hesitate to contact the enrollment counselors, because they are a great help with any questions or concerns,” she says.
Why Choose King?
When asked why she chose King for her online degree, Henrietta cited both quality and convenience, among other factors: “I was very familiar with King’s history and reputation, and found their costs to be competitive with other schools. Due to my work schedule, I am unable to attend classes on campus. It was very convenient for me to attend classes online that worked around my time.” For both her undergraduate and graduate education, King was the right choice for Henrietta: “I think King is a great school. Otherwise, I would not be attending the school again for my master’s degree.”
Due to my work schedule, I am unable to attend classes on campus. It was very convenient for me to attend classes online that worked around my time.
If you are considering transferring to another school to continue your education, let King University be your number one choice. We make sure that our transfer process is as quick and easy as possible, so that you can get on track to earning your degree faster. To learn more about our transfer process and how King can help you meet your educational goals, contact an enrollment counselor at email@example.com, or download our free Transfer Credit Guide!