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Document Number: 8567

You Can't Get There from Here: Five Ways to Clear Roadblocks for College Transfer Students - Over half of today's college students transfer to another school at least once during their academic careers. Students pay a "transfer fee", losing some of the academic credit they have earned due to school policies that make it difficult for students to transfer credits. A simple system could be established to help postsecondary students and institutions navigate the transfer process. This system would grant credit based on students' performance rather than preemptively penalizing them for changing schools. (Peter Smith, American Enterprise Institute for Publilc Policy Resarch, May 2010)...

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