This book is a comprehensive guide, designed to make college transfer between four-year schools as successful as possible. Chapters outline the steps to take from the moment a student finds him/herself considering college transfer to the first semester at his/her next college.
The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer is a comprehensive guide, designed to make college transfer between four-year schools as successful as possible. Chapters outline the steps to take from the moment a student finds him/herself considering college transfer to the first semester at his/her next college.
The book contains vignettes (based on real student stories) and excerpts from interviews with transfer students, parents, and higher education professionals. The information and advice they share will be helpful, informative, and reassuring to families going through a college transfer and enlightening to high school and college personnel.
College transfer, when done for the right reasons and in the right way, can be an extremely positive experience for students. This is especially true when the student goes from merely surviving in their old environment to thriving in their new one.
Famous Transfer Students
Chapter 1: Common Transfer Scenarios
Chapter 2: Less Common Transfer Scenarios
Coping with Crises
Pay Attention, Parents
Chapter 3: Determining What’s Right for You-Surveys
Pros and Cons Checklist
Financial Tic Tac Toe
Learning Environment Self-survey
Credit Transfer Self-survey
Chapter 4: Hands-on Homework
What about a Gap Year?
Community College Options
Chapter 5: All about College Visits
Why Not Visit?
Visits and International Transfers
Questions for Students to Ask Before Transferring
Chapter 6: Parents Talk about College Transfer
Chapter 7: Seeking Additional Perspectives
Advice from College Consultants
Understanding how Colleges View Potential Transfers
Chapter 8: Adjusting to a New College
What Students Think about Transfer
Pros and Cons of Orientation
College Professionals Advice to Transfers
Chapter 9: Transfer to Transfer Advice-Start to Finish
Tips from Former Transfer Students
Tips from International Transfers
Key Transfer Terms
Colleges that Accept the Most Transfers
Sample of Varying Transfer Policies
College Transfer Timeline (Fall)
College Transfer Timeline (Spring)
College Transfer Resource List
About the Authors