How to Get A Bachelor's Degree

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March 29, 2021
How to Get A Bachelor's Degree

Getting a bachelor's degree after earning a diploma or associate's degree can take your training to the next level - but how do you begin? And is this the right move for you? 


The Bachelor of Science in Technology Management Online degree* from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology may help you move forward in a technical field, making it easier to manage teams and assume entry-level leadership roles in the workplace, especially seeing as you have experience in the field before entering the program, as this is also a requirement. Before you can turn your associate's degree into a bachelor's degree, you've got to know more about the process. The more information you have, the easier it will be for you to choose the right path for your education. 


Benefits of Getting a Bachelor's Degree 


Why should you get a bachelor's degree? Before getting started, ask yourself to think of the benefits and if they’re applicable to your professional life. Below are some benefits of getting this kind of degree. 

  • Add skills to your portfolio. With the Bachelor of Science in Technology Management, you'll develop skills that sharpen your business acumen. You'll also learn best practices in management, and how to work in management in a technical industry. 
  • Become a more valuable addition to your team. The more training you undergo and skill you learn, the greater the contributions you can make in the workplace. 
  • Strengthen your problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In technical school, you learn to think around problems and explore their origins, so that when you encounter problems, you'll be able to work through them. 


Know Your Goals 


Before getting a bachelor's degree, know your professional goals. This will help you decide whether the program you're considering is right for you at this time. The best way to find out whether your goals line up with the degree you're considering is to talk to someone from Admissions. Start by reaching out to the Admissions Department. 


Learn More About Credit Transfers 


Transferring credits from one college to another can be a complicated business, since every college has its own requirements for how this is done. Each college also decides for itself whether credits will transfer, and if so, how much. Here's a little about what you need to know. 

Review the Spartan transfer credit policy for more details. 


Is There an Articulation Agreement? 


An articulation agreement is a partnership between two academic institutions to determine which classes are recognized for credits when transferring from one institution to another. Articulation agreements make it easy to start your education in one college, and eventually transfer to another. 


How to Transfer Credits 


If you've obtained a diploma or associate's degree from another accredited college, then it's time to investigate transferring credits. This must be done before you start college at Spartan. Once you've attended your first day of classes, any request for transfer of credits is handled at the discretion of the Dean. 


All requests for credit transfers must be evaluated and matched through course descriptions. Credits transferred must meet minimum semester hours, among other requirements, and are not guaranteed. 


We do not directly transfer students from another school. You'll start your time at Spartan as a new student.  


Credits that are transferred to Spartan from another institution will be recorded on your transcript when you start school. Your total balance owed will be reduced according to the number of credits that are transferred. 


Please refer to the Spartan College Catalog for complete transfer credit policy information. 


What Should You Do If Your Transfer Credits are Denied? 


We do our best to ensure that all applicable credits are transferred when you enroll. However, if some of your credits are not transferred, you have the right to appeal our decision. To do this, you'll have to submit a letter to the Dean. Send us any backup documentation to help us make our decision. We know your time is valuable, so we'll evaluate your appeal and provide a response within 30 days. 




Once you've decided to pursue a bachelor's degree from Spartan College, simply enroll. Some of this process is outlined on our admissions page, and on the course catalog that corresponds to the Tulsa campus, where you'll be enrolling. Steps to enroll include (but are not limited to): 

  • Attend an interview 
  • Talk to the admissions representatives 
  • Provide transcripts from previous academic institutions 
  • Attend a new student orientation 
  • Attend an open house, if one is scheduled 
  • Maintain contact with your admission representative 


These steps help us evaluate whether you're a good fit for Spartan College and will help you determine whether we're the right institution for you. 


Investigate Financial Aid 


For many students, understanding financing options is another important part of the enrollment process. Attending a finance meeting with a representative from Spartan College will help you through this process. Our representatives can help you decide whether you can afford to pay for a bachelor's degree right now, and if not, what will need to be done to help you pay for college. 


Be Prepared 


Once you've enrolledbeen accepted and found out about transfer credits, it's time to get ready for school. We'll start sending you information as soon as possible to help you get prepared for the upcoming course load. If you're employed, this is the time to start communicating with your employer about your schedule and coursework. 


Other steps we recommend that you take: 

  • Communicate with your family about your changing schedule. 
  • Carve out time in your busy schedule to study and complete schoolwork. Make a schedule that includes time for studying, etc. 
  • Make arrangements for childcare, if needed. 
  • Communicate with your admissions representative to determine what your future course schedule will be. 


The more work you do in advance of starting school, the easier your life will be when school begins. We want to do everything we can to set you up for success, so work with your admissions representative throughout this process. 


Wondering How to Get a Bachelor's Degree? Contact Spartan College Today 


At Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, we help students take the next step in their training. With a transparent admissions process and helpful admission representatives, we're here to make enrolling as easy as possible. To find out more about how you can take your education to the next level with Spartan College, contact us todayWe're here to help you understand more about potential transfer credits from your previous degrees, so you can get a head start on your bachelor's degree. 
*Before enrolling, ensure that you’re in a state eligible for our online Technology Management degree program at spartan.edu/tulsa/distance-education-state-authorization-list/ 

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