ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota community college students could one day have an easier time moving to a four-year state school.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is working to simplify the transfer system for the more than 430,000 students it serves. The plan is to clearly tell students up front which classes will count if they move to a four-year university.

Kayley Schoonmaker leads the two-year MnSCU student association. She says transfer students can spend thousands of dollars retaking classes if they don't plan ahead.

Administrators want to have the program in place for biology, psychology, theater and one business degree by the 2017 school year. The plan is to expand it to 30 degrees over the following two years.