Although the flexibility is better than other private and public colleges, it is not the best. I was a transfer student with two and a half previous years at another college, but non of my credits transferred! when I applied I showed the admitions representative my college transcript, showed them my passing AP scores and highschool-college level classes which were in partnership with the UofM and was told that much of them should transfer as long as MSB had a similar course. Being diligent I looked at the syllabus of my past classes and compared them to MSB elective and required course. I found that a lot of them were similar, computer classes, economic classes, math classes, ect., but all of the transfer credits were denied. I appealed the decision and made my case, pointing out the similarities between the two syllabi, but was told that "although the classes are similar, we can not guarantee that they were taught to our standards." MSB does offer a test out option, but this is only for a very few classes. I did try to test out of whatever class I could, but they structure the tests unreasonably hard. I have taken up to physics and calculus and did well in both classes, but when I took the test out for the required algebra course I found they included a lot of advanced physics and calculus questions.