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Transferring - Do I Still Need a Roane State Degree
Transferring - Do I Still Need a Roane State Degree

Many transfer students leave Roane State without completing the paperwork to receive their associate degree. "Why bother?" they think. "I'm getting a bachelor's degree anyway." Here's why getting your Roane State associate degree matters, even if you are moving on to a four-year school.

Transfer Benefits

With a Roane State degree
Most four-year colleges accept an associate degree at face value when you transfer. They see you have a degree and accept you as a junior — no questions asked.

Without a Roane State degree
Four-year colleges scrutinize every course and every grade individually before they accept you — lots of questions asked.

Lower the risk of retaking classes by getting your associate degree from Roane State.

Scholarship Benefits

With a Roane State degree
You are eligible for scholarships only awarded to transfer students with official associate degrees.

Without a Roane State degree
You could miss out on many scholarships that require transfer students to have an associate degree.

Do not lose a scholarship opportunity because you failed to complete the forms to get your degree.

Career Opportunities

With a Roane State degree
You can put "Roane State graduate" on your resume, which will impress employers and show them you were a dedicated student.

Without a Roane State degree
You will have to put "attended Roane State" on your resume, which raises red flags. Employers might ask, "What does 'attended' mean?" "Did you quit, fail?"

Impress employers by being able to proudly put "Roane State graduate" on your resume.

Lifetime Benefits

With a Roane State degree
You will always have a college degree. You earned it, so why not complete the forms to make it official?

Without a Roane State degree
Life circumstances could keep you from earning a bachelor's degree, leaving you without a college diploma.

Get your associate degree so you always have a college diploma, no matter what happens next.

Contact your advisor

If you have 45 or more hours toward your degree, contact your advisor soon to see if you are ready to start the graduation process. Your advisor is listed under your name in RaiderNet. We look forward to seeing you on graduation day.

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