By Gregory Karp
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) (MCT)
Community colleges can be a great bargain and a good start toward a four-year degree. But a common stumbling block is the sometimes tricky transfer to a four-year college or university.
Done wrong, a transfer can waste money and cause undue hassle, experts said.
"Two years and two years can be a smart choice if you do your homework and make an informed choice," said Susan Weir, an assistant vice provost at the University of South Carolina and author of the book "Transitions: A Guide for the Transfer Student." "It can be counterproductive if you just take classes without any guidance or plan in place."