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Ascendium in the News August 24, 2023

New Functionality in CUNY Transfer Explorer

Source:  Inside Higher Ed
Author:  Emily Tichenor, Pooja Patel, Martin Kurzweil, Alexandra W. Logue

Credit loss and lack of transparency around transfer policies and credit applicability can stymie a student’s journey to degree completion, prolonging graduation and increasing college costs. Often, students learn after transfer that many of the courses earned at one college are not accepted at their new institution, forcing them to repeat courses and limiting their opportunity to explore alternative career paths. Older students, first-generation students, lower-income students and students from historically marginalized communities face these challenges more acutely than others. Thus, improving transfer student outcomes and decreasing credit loss have become some of the most difficult challenges institutions of higher education face today. To address these challenges directly, Ithaka S+R and the City University of New York began collaborating in 2019 on the Articulation of Credit Transfer (ACT) project to provide clear, accessible, and easy to understand information on the transfer process and credit applicability.

Read the full article at Inside Higher Ed.

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