Writing yet another personal statement was not something i looked forward to, but i knew that the small burden was worth the larger payoff. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in alabama, florida, georgia, kentucky, louisiana, mississippi, north carolina, south carolina, tennessee. Transfering to another college the college solution. In some cases, conference rules can be more restrictive than ncaa rules. For this reason and many more, don silvers book, community college transfer guide, is a welcome and timely publication. Submitting college transcripts is also crucial in determining how many credits will transfer to their new school. Why transferring colleges was the best decision for me. Students want to know how to transfer their college credits from one. College transfer guide as higher education costs continue to rise, many students are exploring alternatives to the conventional fouryear path to a bachelors degree. Students can transfer schools for all sorts of reasons another college has a better program, they werent clicking with the environment, etc. It is written at about a 4th grade level, making it so i could get through the entire book in about an hour.
Real transfer essays from upenn, stanford, columbia, and more. Find a school that has what youre looking for and find out about transferring credits. Dec 09, 2016 what its like to be a transfer student what its like to transfer colleges, from the reapplication process to finding friends on a new campus. Transferring colleges is a huge decision and one that should not be taken lightly. It is gradually keeping my hopes up that transferring from an hbcu historically black school to an ivy is a possibility. Because colleges typically look at applicants college gpas for admission, transfer students need to provide their official transcripts from any postsecondary institutions theyve attended.
Typically, you are a fulltime student if you are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours in a term, even though some ncaa schools define a fulltime student as someone who takes fewer than 12 credit hours in a term. Established in 1976, college transfer guide has become the most widely used transfer publication in the united states. I bought the transfer book and must confess that its really amazing. Serratore has heard from most of them, but shes still waiting on two. Mar 23, 2020 as many as eighty percent of online colleges students got there by transferring from another school.
Here are our top picks for books that lead you through the college admissions process. Transfer from another location studienortwechsel means having taken up studies at another university in germany or at a university in another eu member state. Firsthand advice on college transfers the new york times. Oct 21, 2019 9 things college transfer students need to know experts offer advice for transferring colleges, including researching the requirements and checking for scholarships. There are quite a few motivations when it comes to switching schools. Transferring is a complicated process, one that could be especially uncomfortable for someone who might have only recently finished applying to colleges. Hundreds of twoyear colleges use college transfer guide for their students interested in pursuing a bachelors degree.
I am currently attending a state school and would like a guide on how to transfer to the best college possible after one year of work. Transferring to wvu from esu was quite a transition. In this lucid and uptodate book, professor eric freedman makes this process as efficient as possible. Jan 14, 2020 transferring to a different school because your desired major is not available to you is a great option, but will require you to do a little digging.
According to a report from the national student clearinghouse research center, 46% of students who completed 4year degrees had attended a 2year school within the past 10 years. Although there are costs associated with transferring colleges, that doesnt. And dont panic, theyre all relatively fast and fun reads. I will say that switching from a small campus to a large one was challenging, but it was still one of the best years of my life. If you havent already, speak with your advisor about transferring. Jan 29, 2017 why so many college students decide to transfer. For example, in the fall of 2010, 90% of all ucla transfer students came from california state colleges. Weve got tips on getting through without banging your head against a wall. The kaplan educational foundations your 2018 guide to college transfer is a comprehensive handbook profiling top schools for transfer across the united states, serving as a resource for students and school advisors to navigate the entire transfer process, from. In all, the 18yearold high school senior applied to a dozen colleges, which, she acknowledges, is definitely on the higher end. Transferring to a different school because your desired major is not available to you is a great option, but will require you to do a little digging. Transferring from a 2year to a 4year school is a common path for students. Just as important, however, is the fact that state universities often have affiliations with other state and community colleges with the intention of making it easy for students to transfer from school to school. Some students might even be transferring for financial reasonsstarting at a comparatively inexpensive 2 year community college, for example, and then transferring to finish the fouryear degree.
In fact, in many ways, it is a bigger decision than when you picked your first school. Universities and nearby community colleges often team up to facilitate a smooth transfer between twoyear and fouryear schools. Will transferring colleges affect my student loans. The award applies to tuition, fees, books, living expenses and more. When you begin to think about going to a new school, understand that the rules are different depending on whether you want to transfer to an ncaa division i, ii or iii school, and whether you are currently enrolled at a twoyear or a fouryear school. Gia, who used the transfer book to transfer to northwestern. Advisors can provide you with answers relevant to your specific situation. With the sagging economy, obtaining a community college degree, before transferring to obtain a bachelors degree, makes sense. The kaplan educational foundations your 2018 guide to college transfer is a comprehensive handbook profiling top schools for transfer across the united states, serving as a resource for students and school advisors to navigate the entire transfer process, from application to enrollment. Sep 15, 2011 4 tips to make transferring colleges easier. As many as eighty percent of online colleges students got there by transferring from another school. Transferring from a community college is a great opportunity to save money and improve. Topics like choosing the institutions, a major, taking the right courses, and the importance of knowing policies governing the process are presented in the book. How to transfer to the college of your choice paperback.
How the pandemic is disrupting admissions for students and. We can fill a book with the number of letters that zig receives about the effectiveness of his simple goalsetting program. She said the pandemic has reduced how many inperson accepted student days shes been able to participate in. For students making the jump to another institution or returning to school somewhere new, the following advice for transferring colleges will help. If your major is highly specialized, there might be only a few schools offering it. Using fastweb s college search can help you narrow down colleges that are a good fit for you based on your needs. I transferred schools for my boyfriend and thats ok. Many students choose to begin their college careers at 2year schools in order to save money, get a.
If you are like me, looking at elite colleges and knowing the way the system works fairly well, this book is a waste of time. Are taken at colleges nonaccredited, trade schools, extension programs, correspondence programs, or have been identified as being remedial or nontransferrable. Oct 24, 2011 transferring is a complicated process, one that could be especially uncomfortable for someone who might have only recently finished applying to colleges. Whether its a gap year, going to school part time, or transferring colleges, there are many ways to save money on your college education while completing your degree in a. If youre currently enrolled in a college or university and feel you may need to make a change, you might consider transferring to a different institution. Nghiem, who used the transfer book to transfer from a community college to cornell. This book can help you find a healthy balance of selfconfidence and selfawareness to ultimately lead a life you love. Deadlines differ based on when youre hoping to switch. Even if youre saving money in the shortterm by transferring to a less expensive institution, your decision might cost you in the longterm. Are taken on a crnc or passfail basis where the cr or pass grade is not equivalent to a c or higher. There are some schools, however, that will not accept transfer credits. According to inside higher ed, over one third of college students transfer. This book has been great for my children, says publisher elissa gabrielle. At first, i was nervous to tell people why i was transferring so instead of telling them the real reason i would just say that its cheaper or close to home.
My daughter was accepted as a transfer student by two colleges that waitlisted her in high school shes at one of them now. You can also visit our find your advisor page to contact an advisor directly transfer credits and admissions. In an effort to market, colleges are in a race to boost application numbers and students are sold on rock walls and other frivolous amenities. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in alabama, florida, georgia, kentucky, louisiana, mississippi, north carolina. Why so many college students decide to transfer the. Here are the reasons why transferring colleges was the best decision for me.
Fiske guide to colleges 2016 this handy book is written by edward b. I picked my boyfriend and made plans to start the transferring process to eastern michigan university. If you read the archives of the transfer board on cc, youll probably see a number of posts from kids who were rejected from schools as high. I can say that i truly believe if it werent for the transfer book, i would not have been able to get through the process myself nor would i have been able to write one of the best essays i have ever written. The book clearly illustrates how transferring can enrich a students life, as well as giving them the opportunity to become more adaptable and. Jul 15, 2006 what is the best book for transferring colleges. See how this strategy could save you money at the end of four years. If you are a freshman now, your high school record is going to be the most important element of your application, since at the time you submit the application, you ll have only one semesters worth of college grades for colleges to evaluate. Aug 10, 2016 transferring to wvu from esu was quite a transition. Stepbystep guide to transferring colleges follow these 9 steps for a smooth transfer between schools. Whether youre enrolled at a local community college, not quite happy with your current school, or looking to get back on track after sitting on the sidelines for a few years, there are plenty of reasons why transferring to another college may be the right call for your educational needs. What are the pros and cons of transferring colleges. Whether you planned on transferring from the start or you decided you needed to make a change. Both are in college one male, one female and have benefited greatly from reading this amazing book.
This means that most of you will, at some point, undergo the complicated and annoying process of credit transferring. Transferring from campus to online college the quad magazine. The book clearly illustrates how transferring can enrich a students life, as well as giving them the opportunity to become more adaptable and creative, to think outside the box, and to make better choices in the future. These are partnerships between community colleges and fouryear colleges that simplify the transition from one to the other. Making time for reading as a college student or recent grad can be challenging, but lots of great books for college graduates exist to help them live more fulfilling. If interested in transferring colleges, speak to advisors at both your current school and the one youre considering. Some of these students are transferring from community colleges, but many are also seeking to move from one fouryear school to another. Top transfer colleges which schools accept the most transfer students and how can you get in. How to transfer to a uc from a california community college. Nov 22, 20 there are quite a few motivations when it comes to switching schools. Whatever your motivation, it is a big decision, so make sure to put care into researching how to transfer colleges. Whether youre going from a twoyear school to a fouryear or from one fouryear to another.
How transfer students succeeded learn about how real students made a smooth transition to their new schools when they transferred. If youll be transferring vertically, check if your school has an articulation agreement with another institution. Some people call these schools community colleges or junior colleges. Heres an overview of the college transfer process, from why to how. What its like to be a transfer student what its like to transfer colleges, from the reapplication process to finding friends on a new campus. Only 14% of students who start at a community college end up transferring and. The community college transfer guide by don silver is an easy to read and easy to understand manual for community college students who intend to transfer to a fouryear institution. It is a valuable resource for every student who is transferring to a new college, or who is thinking of doing so. Transfer hopefuls last fall did better than freshmen applicants at cornell, m. Aug 16, 2018 for instance, look for colleges that have your major, your desired location and social environment. Of course, space does open up at competitive colleges.
Transferfriendly colleges admit a relatively high percentage of transfer applicants, and occasionally have transfer. The southern association of colleges and schools commission on colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degreegranting higher education institutions in the southern states. Your odds of acceptance as a transfer student are very different from your odds of admission as a first year. Transferring in higher semesters education freie universitat berlin. Transferring colleges can be a great idea if youre sure that the new school offers opportunities your current school lacks. Though youve been through the college admissions process once, its different the second time around when youre trying to transfer. Transferring to a new college can be a daunting and frustrating task. Although transferring colleges often makes sense academically, financially, and even socially, be mindful of the fact that doing so will impact your student loans, whether theyre federal or private. Thread transfer college guide books recommendations. If you decided to start at a twoyear college, the transfer thing may have been part of your plan all along. College transfer guide a guide to 4year colleges for community and 2year college graduates.
Yeartoyear variability in college yield rates and retention rates can make applying for transfer an unpredictable endeavor. For various reasons, many college students choose to transfer schools after their freshman or sophomore year. There were many great and notsogreat experiences while transferring to a large campus, but these are what made those years the best. Transferring colleges how to transfer to another college. In an effort to market, colleges are in a race to boost application numbers and students. Starting at a more affordable college then transferring is a growing trend with students. These transfers occur when a student transitions from community college to a fouryear university, as well as when students transfer from one fouryear university to another. Martin says to remember that others are there to help, and that both community colleges and the fouryear schools should have resources in place to help make the process of transferring from community college as painless as possible for students. As an adult student, your reasons for transferring schools may differ from those of a traditional college student who is only a few years out of high school. Many colleges have special transfer admissions programs that make it easier for students to switch schools. Nathan is a great success story because he excelled academically and socially as a result of transferring to a college that was a much better fit for him personally.
That being said, this transfer student guide will provide you with an overview of the issues involved in switching colleges, from transferring credits to. This book is also a useful tool for community college transfer advisors to use in their work with transfer students. In some cases, youll be able to transfer college credits from your current school to your future school. Transferring colleges is not a decision to be taken lightly. The ultimate guide to college transfer addresses the many challenges, decisions, potential obstacles, and positive outcomes college students may face when navigating their higher education pathway. Your 2019 guide to college transfer your guide to college. How to transfer colleges affordable colleges online.
In this report to the ecmc foundation, mdc examines transfer practices and experiences at four southern community colleges, observing how institutional practices, federal and state policies, and student mindset and behavior affect transfer students. The stories above are great examples for students who are on the fence about transferring. For help with the cmu application process and to find out. That said, transferring involves an application process, and competition for open spots can be fierce. For someone on cc, you would be wasting your money on that book and would learn alot more for free on this website. In addition, it only provided the basics, and left me with no new insights. Send a transcript to the university you hope to attend, and find out which of your credits will transfer. I will say that switching from a small campus to a large one was challenging, but it was still one of the. Shadrack, who used the transfer book to transfer to upenn. But with the proper research, preparation, and consideration of the pros and cons, transferring could be the right decision for you and could set you up for future success.617 401 1271 931 964 696 1454 789 387 743 1381 1195 611 987 618 1054 1410 19 1461 719 1457 1443 428 250 1191 236 1224 502 673 494 807 329 1357 686 287 1424 521 720 1100 415 450 710 1487 99 900 443 513 1175