- Jul 17, 2015
I'm currently poised to complete my associates degree in the fall. Would it be a good idea to transfer to a 4 year university in the spring, or should I wait until next fall to transfer to the 4 year university. If I transfer in the spring, that means my Bio/Chem/Calc 1 will be taken in the spring and my Bio/Chem/Calc 2 courses will be taken in the fall. This means there's an entire summer break in between those courses. This will carry on down the line and affect my Physics 1/2 and Biochemistry 1/2 too in the future. I've heard some people say that it's a really bad idea to have a summer break in between 2 part courses because you end up forgetting everything in the 1st part course and end up being unprepared for the 2nd part. Waiting a semester isn't a big deal for me if it means I'll save myself a bunch of headaches/stress down the line. Fellow Bio majors, did you ever take Bio/Chem/Calc/Physics/Biochem with summers in between? Do you feel it affected your performance? Does it even matter (are part 2 courses built off of the 1st part or are they just completely separate/independent)? Thank you for any insights.