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Smooth Out Transfer Process, Reduce Drop Outs

by Josh Wyner

Imagine a government study revealing that nearly half of high school students who change schools have to repeat a grade. Or one which shows that American workers who change jobs lose over 40 percent of their retirement savings. The Government Accountability Office this fall released a report revealing a problem of similar magnitude: 43 percent of college credits are lost when undergraduate students transfer from one institution to another.

This is no small problem. Over a third of students nationally transfer during college, many moving multiple times.

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