What is a college transfer?
A college transfer is when a student transfers credits from one institution to another in order to earn a degree.
Why would a student transfer to a different college?
Students transfer schools for a multitude of reasons.
Transferring colleges to save money
Many students will begin their college careers at community colleges to save money. By doing this, they’re able to take their prerequisite classes at a fraction of the cost before transferring to a university.
Getting a head start on college while in high school
Some students have the opportunity to take college classes while in high school. By doing this, students can get a head start on their education before attending college full-time.
Undecided students tend to transfer colleges
Sometimes students aren’t sure what to study or what they want to do with their lives. And rightfully so, it’s rare to have everything figured out when you’re only 18 years old. So, many students will start their education at a local community college or state university before discovering their path and realizing they need (or want) to go to another college.
How transferring works
Regardless of the reason you decide to transfer to a different college, it’s important to speak with an academic advisor. An academic advisor will help you through the college transfer process by providing articulation agreements and creating a college roadmap to success.
An academic advisor can look at your credits and determine which ones will transfer to your new school. From there, students get a sense of the credits they still need to complete to graduate.
Before making your decision to transfer, ensure you have a full view of your credit situation so that you know what to expect at your new school. With an advisor on your side, transferring schools is easy.
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