Why is accreditation important?

 

Don't graduate with a ineffective diploma.
It's easy to assume that the credits you earn at one college will transfer to the next. But that's not always the case. So it's important to ask about accreditation and transferability when you enroll.

 

Transferring is easy if the colleges work together.
Greenville Technical College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges just as Clemson, USC, College of Charleston and most other well-known four-year colleges in South Carolina are. When you take approved classes at Greenville Technical College, they transfer to those four-year destinations and count toward a bachelor's degree. Greenville Technical College works closely with the four-year institutions, too, with transfer programs and agreements to make transferring even easier.

Do your homework.
If the credits you earn at one college don't transfer to the next, and you want to earn a bachelor's degree, you'll have to start over. There are several accrediting bodies, and they're not all the same. Ask about regional accreditation, and make sure you don't finish with a ineffective diploma.

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