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I will have been at my community college for three years next spring and will have received an AA degree with about 64 units completed. I was initially going to apply to Harvard, Penn, Yale, etc. but when I called Penn and asked if i was eligible for transfer they said i could not transfer because i had more than 60 units. I also emailed Harvard with this question
I am a community college student considering applying for
undergraduate admission for Fall 2011. I wanted to know if I am eligible for
transfer if i have been at my college for 3 years and will complete my AA
degree with a few more than 60 semester units this spring?
This was their response
If you have spent more than two years in any degree program full-time, then
you are not eligible for transfer admission. Additionally, part-time
students are also not eligible for transfer admission. From what you have
provided, then, you are unfortunately not eligible for transfer admission to
Harvard Transfer Admissions
My question is whether or not this is correct? I dont understand why I am ineligible to transfer if CC is only a 2 year degree. I cant possibly have more than 2 years worth of credits yet they say i cant apply? What about people that get an AA and work for some years and apply then? Also, I was not able to be full-time every semester due to the difficulty of getting classes at CC so i dont see how everyone that transfers from CC was ALWAYS full time every semester. Anyone know anything about this? or have experience with people transferring to these institutions from CC?