Community Colleges

The Transfer Experience: a Student Perspective

Brandon Thibodeaux for The Chronicle

After transferring from Tarrant County College to the U. of Texas at Arlington, Andy Hedrick learned he was still short a few basic courses for his bachelor’s degree. "If I had known that I needed those," he says, "I would have taken them at TCC."
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Viewed one way, Andy Hedrick’s story is a positive one. He belongs to the relatively small group of students who succeed in earning bachelor's degrees after beginning their studies at two-year colleges.

But Mr. Hedrick faced several obstacles on...

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