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Academic Flexibility


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3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: My degree that I am going for now didn't align that well with where I transferred from. But the ones that could transfer did.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Really flexible, nothing is really difficult they don't make you do something you don't want to. They let you choose.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: My experience when and while I was registering and enrolling in my classes has been a great as of now. As well being able to transfer credits for one of the previous colleges I attended.

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4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I am enrolled in MSB - Online classes, as those are the best fit for me. The staff has been very helpful in setting up my financial aid, offering recommendations of classes that I should take first because they are prerequisites for other classes that I am required to take to earn my degree, answering questions and helping me become familiar with their policies and procedures and the various tools that they offer to help me succeed, both while in school and after I graduate. I do not have credits to transfer, so I have no experience in that regard. I also have not started my classes yet, but feel prepared to do so when they start March 31st. They have helped make my experience a lot less scary!

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Although the flexibility is better than other private and public colleges, it is not the best. I was a transfer student with two and a half previous years at another college, but non of my credits transferred! when I applied I showed the admitions representative my college transcript, showed them my passing AP scores and highschool-college level classes which were in partnership with the UofM and was told that much of them should transfer as long as MSB had a similar course. Being diligent I looked at the syllabus of my past classes and compared them to MSB elective and required course. I found that a lot of them were similar, computer classes, economic classes, math classes, ect., but all of the transfer credits were denied. I appealed the decision and made my case, pointing out the similarities between the two syllabi, but was told that "although the classes are similar, we can not guarantee that they were taught to our standards." MSB does offer a test out option, but this is only for a very few classes. I did try to test out of whatever class I could, but they structure the tests unreasonably hard. I have taken up to physics and calculus and did well in both classes, but when I took the test out for the required algebra course I found they included a lot of advanced physics and calculus questions.


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Facts & Statistics

Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 14 responses

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  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 12 responses

  • 42% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.
  • 0% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 17% They only replaced electives.
  • 17% None of my credits transferred.
  • 25% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 12 responses

  • 75% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 25% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 0% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 0% No
  • 42% Non-applicable
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