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    trina is offline Senior Member
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    Someone told me only ten years (I'm assuming if you didn't get a degree). Is this true? Or am I being gullible again?

    Trina

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    Re: How long are college credits valid?

    You're not gullible, you're just trusting.... LOL...;-)

    At www.edufax.com I found this:

    Question #30:
    I went to college after high school, but did not finish my degree. I am 2 credits shy of finishing junior year and am now 30 years old and want to finish my college degree. How long do I have before my credits are "no good" anymore?

    Answer #30:
    In most cases, college credits do not "expire", but older credits (and some new ones, for that matter) are not always transferable because some of your courses may no longer fit distribution requirements. If you go back to your original college and continue your studies there, some of your credits should probably transfer as electives, even if they cannot be counted towards your major.

    Every school has its own policy, and, to make matters more complicated, they change the policies from year to year. However, since returning students now constitute a larger percentage of undergraduate student bodies, most colleges have a dean or a specific administrator who handles these applicants exclusively. Call the school which interests you and find out who handles re-entry students. Ask exactly what you need to do to make the most of the time and money you have already invested.

    Also, there are a number of schools across the US like Charter Oak State University in CT, which helps students re-evaluate older credits and life experience and assists in organizing the quickest, most direct path toward completing an undergraduate degree. Check out the school web site.
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    This seems like a good site. I haven't had time to look around it yet.

    Good luck..............

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    trina is offline Senior Member
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    Re: How long are college credits valid?

    Thanks! See my thread on UIC about why this came up. My old school is trying to yank me around, and I still plan on going back to school someday. I would like at least some of those 62 credit hours to count! Especially the math. I hate math...

    trina
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    Manequinne is offline Senior Member
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    Re: How long are college credits valid?

    Originally posted by trina
    Thanks! See my thread on UIC about why this came up. My old school is trying to yank me around, and I still plan on going back to school someday. I would like at least some of those 62 credit hours to count! Especially the math. I hate math...

    trina
    Good luck to you................

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    Re: How long are college credits valid?

    Oh my God someone is really pulling your leg. Call a local university if you are in doubt. For the most part, most Gen Education classes don't expire. Take for instance College Algebra. Is that a class that you think will be outdated in a few years? Not likely! Now Anatomy & Physiology or a Nursing class may change radically in a few years, but nothing major for the near future.

    As long as your classes were at an accredited university and are considered transferable, colleges will accept your classes. The worst thing they could legally do is make you take a test that lets them know if you remember the material from the class.

    Don't ever believe what someone tells you, get it in writing or get a few opinions. And get those two classes done! You'll feel glad you did.

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    Re: How long are college credits valid?

    College credits never expire. However, any college might consider them obsolete, including the school at which they were earned.

    There is no universal standard on when credits are obsolete. For example, credits that are considered obsolete at the school at which they were earned could easily be accepted at another institution.

    The level of credit and the discipline in which it was earned are also factors in a schools determination of when credit becomes obsolete. As mentioned before, many schools have no time limits on general education credit. However, schools tend to have time limits on credit for "professional disciplines" (business, nursing, engineering), the hard sciences (chemistry, physics) etc. and for some upper-level courses that you want to apply toward a major.

    Someone mentioned Charter Oak College as a place that would take "old" credit. I would recommend that any non-traditional college student (25 years of age or older, kids at home, 60 or more college credits) look at fully-accredited, non-traditional schools such as Charter Oak, Excelsior College (www.excelsior.edu) and Thomas Edison State College (www.tesc.edu). Their programs are much cheaper and far more flexible than traditional universities. All three of these schools have been around for decades.

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    Re: How long are college credits valid?

    I am just starting to take classes again. My last class was 10 years ago in N.C. I am now in Florida and everything that pertained to the degree I am now getting, transfered. I also did not have to take the placement tests all over again(thank GOD!!) Just get your official transcripts from your old school and take them to the new one and talk to the academic advisor.

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    Re: How long are college credits valid?

    As a follow-up to an old discussion, here's an updates list of student credit cards that you're likely to get approved of in college:

    Student Credit Cards - Creditnet.com

    After the Credit CARD Act of 2009, students and consumers in general under the age of 18 now must provide sufficient proof of income to show that they can pay a monthly credit card bill, or enlist a co-signer to get approved for a card. The above cards are the ones most targeted at such an audience.

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    Re: How long are college credits valid?

    Validity of college credit card depends on the type of bank and type of card.As per my knowledge the student credit card is valid for the period of 3 years.

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