Hi everyone! I am new here, been lurking for quite a good while. I am a first year community college student majoring in music with a focus on classical voice. I want to transfer to a school in Ireland - looking at the National University of Ireland at Cork specifically - after I finish my associates. I am aware that Europe’s system does not accept associates degrees.
But is there a chance some of my credits could transfer?
I also know that European degrees only contain courses in the major. Because of the nature of this program I am taking most of my classes are not gen ed- they are mostly classes in the music program focusing on voice, music theory, chorus etc. Which should fit well with the European focus. Even if some of them did I would be happy.
I did contact University at Cork a few months ago and they responded with an email saying to study the course modules to compare with what I am taking and to see what would be required, and that there is no guarantee of transfer etc. I got overwhelmed because their website with the course modules was difficult for me to understand and I gave up on it.
I also have received a Pell grant which is covering all my costs for community college.
I know this is quite challenging. But this is something I really would like to do. Thanks for any thoughts.