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Old 03-08-2019, 06:58 AM
 
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Morning,
My daughter is considering Thomas Nelson to get an associates to be able to move into a 4 year program. With all of the news about failing "colleges" like ITT in the news, I wanted to see if Thomas Nelson is an accredited college that someone can transfer credits easily into a legit 4 year college / university. Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:58 AM
 
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Thomas Nelson is regionally accredited, meaning that credits will transfer to any college in the same accreditation body.
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Thomas Nelson is the community college for the peninsula. It is part of Virginia's community college system. From its website: "Thomas Nelson Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree."

Virginia's community colleges are set up so that if a student maintains a certain GPA, they are guaranteed the right to transfer into certain state four-year colleges. This is a big benefit. A student can have a bachelors degree from a state school, but pay for the first two-years at a greatly reduced tuition cost. This is also from the Thomas Nelson website: "Through system-wide guaranteed admission agreements, students who graduate from Thomas Nelson with a transfer degree and minimum grade point average are guaranteed admission to many of the Commonwealth’s four-year colleges and universities."
Go to this webpage for the list of four-year colleges with guaranteed admissions: https://tncc.edu/programs/transfer
Community colleges are a great deal.
OP, good luck to your daughter!
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:44 AM
 
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Thank you very much for the information and thanks for the best wishes!
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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TNCC is great.

FWIW, I did just what your daughter did, and then was accepted into W&M, and would highly recommend that route. Just be sure to look into the 2+2 program! If your daughter gets an associate of science degree, she will be granted Junior status at any Virginia public university. Might apply to the associate of arts as well, but can't speak for that one.
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Old Yesterday, 08:07 PM
 
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TNCC is great.

FWIW, I did just what your daughter did, and then was accepted into W&M, and would highly recommend that route. Just be sure to look into the 2+2 program! If your daughter gets an associate of science degree, she will be granted Junior status at any Virginia public university. Might apply to the associate of arts as well, but can't speak for that one.
That’s not 100% correct. She’ll get it at any VA college that participates in her 2+2 program.
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Old Today, 04:33 AM
 
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Here is a link to the page on the 2+2 program: VCCS Transfer
It has links to the agreements with the 4 year schools that participate in the program. There are many private colleges that have agreements under this program. OP your daughter should read the agreements for the 4 year schools she is interested in. The only state school missing from a quick glance is VMI and that one is understandable.

Again, good luck OP.
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Old Today, 03:46 PM
 
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That’s not 100% correct. She’ll get it at any VA college that participates in her 2+2 program.
I was referring to transferring credits, not guaranteed acceptance, and that advice was 100% correct

Here:

"Transfer degrees offered by two-year colleges should be comprised of courses recognized as legitimate and equivalent to those offered at four-year institutions. Two-year colleges are responsible for creating courses and four-year institutions are responsible for recognizing those courses as equivalent. Students who have earned a recognized transfer associate degree should be considered to have met lower general education requirements at public four-year institutions. They should be considered to have attained junior standing."

Here's W&M's policy straight from their website:

"In accordance with Virginia’s State Policy on Transfer, junior standing (at least 54 credit hours) will also be granted to VCCS and RBC university-parallel associate degree holders, first through course-by-course transfer credit evaluation and then, if necessary, with the addition of sufficient academic elective credits to bring the incoming student to 54 total credits."

I can't speak for guaranteed acceptance. Didn't go that route.
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