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When Morgan Burgamy graduated from high school she did what many ambitious graduates do, she enrolled in college at a big university. She had already earned some college credit through Georgia’s high school dual enrollment program and felt she was ready for college. But she quickly found that large colleges often have large classes and little personal attention. Her advisor dealt with many other students and did not provide her the assistance and encouragement she needed to be successful.

She wanted smaller classes and more personalized advising help.

Burgamy struggled through two semesters at the large school before she decided it was not a good fit for her. She wanted smaller classes and more personalized advising help. She found the perfect fit at Wesleyan College in Macon. All of her previous college credits transferred to Wesleyan, including her high school dual enrollment credits. The classes were smaller and her advisors took a personal interest in her success. They helped her decide the best course of action to get her degree and helped her get into the classes she needed. In spring 2016, she graduated with a degree in nursing.

She found the perfect fit at Wesleyan College in Macon.

Burgamy’s advice to others with college credit who would like to complete a degree is to take advantage of college advisors. Students should get to know their advisors and have face-to-face conversations with them often. She also suggests students keep the syllabi for each class taken. Wesleyan chose to accept some of her previous credits because she was able to show them the work she had done based on the class syllabi. With the help of her advisors at Wesleyan, she was able to use all of her previous college credits and complete her degree in four years.

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