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Making Moves: A Resource to Help You Forge a Successful Path in STEM

Replacing high school hallways with college lecture halls can be a tough transition. But for many students, the challenges of finding the right path to obtain a degree and jumpstart a career don’t end there.

A study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics found 80 percent of college students change majors at least once, but on average, three times throughout their college career. Another study from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center discovered 37.2 percent of college students transfer schools at least once during a six year period.

Adapting to change and constantly reevaluating your educational and career path might be a byproduct of higher education, but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. If you’re in the process of selecting or switching majors, or you’re making the leap from a community college to a 4-year university, Collegeboard has collected some great resources to help you make a decision that’s right for you.

Here’s a peek into what they offer:

Tips on Transitioning from a 2-Year to a 4-Year College
From transferring credits to determining the documentation requirements of your choice 4-year college, making the transition out of community college brings up a host of questions to ask and hurdles to jump over. Find out how the process works and how to make the move as seamless as possible.

Majors and Career Central
Are you great at problem solving but not sure how to turn that into a degree and successful career? This tool will give you some much needed clarity by laying out majors based on what interests you and where your skills are.

Scholarship Search
Don’t let the cost of tuition deter you from moving from a 2-year college to a 4-year college. There are an abundance of scholarships available for all types of students — it’s simply about doing the legwork to find the ones that fit you and your situation. This search tool is a great place to start.

Ready to do a little exploring of your own? Hop on over to Collegeboard and you’ll be planning your next move in no time.

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