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How Does College Work?

Abigail Endsley
Abigail Endsley

March 10, 2018

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At Unbound, we hear a lot of questions about how college works.

“How many credits are in a bachelor’s degree?”

“How do you transfer credits between colleges?”

“… what’s a credit?”

Never fear, we’re here to help.

For over 10 years, Unbound has been helping students craft bachelor’s degrees according to their budgets and life goals. That means we’ve worked with a lot of colleges.

I mean a lot.

But being so thoroughly familiar with the ins and outs of the college system doesn’t do us any good unless we’re sharing that knowledge with readers like you.

In this post, I’ve gathered every Unbound blog post that can help answer the question “how does college work?”

Whether you’re hoping to get started on your scholarship search or just want to know what in the world “PSY 134” means, we’ve got your back. Our goal with this post is to take the confusion out of college and to help you truly become unbound.

Happy reading!

Bachelor’s of Arts vs. Bachelor’s of Science: Which to Choose?

What is the difference between a BA and a BS, and which one should you choose? In this blog post, one of Lumerit’s Academic Advisors answers this question for good.

Course Codes 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Course Codes and Transfer Credit

Transfer credit can be an efficient way to save thousands on college… as long as you know those courses will transfer. But how do you know which courses will transfer before taking them? The answer: college course codes.

How Do Scholarships Work?

Everything you need to know about scholarships, how to get them, and whether you even need to earn one in the first place.

How Many Credits Do I Need for a Bachelor’s Degree?

If you’re considering college, it’s important to know how the system works, especially if you’re hoping to transfer colleges at any point. That all starts with knowing how bachelor’s degrees are structured.

What Exactly Are General Education Credits?

Gen Ed, or General Education, are credits that make up an important part of every college degree. In this post, we dive into what they are.

What is Financial Aid?

What if FAFSA? How does financial aid work? What does “aid” even mean? In this post, one of our very own Admissions Counselors answers these questions and demystifies the term “financial aid” once and for all.

Why Won’t My Credits Transfer?

Why do so many colleges disagree on what it takes to graduate? The answer is simple. Unfortunately, navigating the process… isn’t.

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Just send us an email at! We’d love to help you out. (Who knows, your question may just inspire a post that ends up on this list.)

Abigail Endsley
Abigail Endsley

A former student counselor and Unbound student, Abigail is passionate about empowering others to achieve their goals. When she’s not dreaming with her friends, you can find her reading or singing Broadway songs. Loudly.

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