Are you considering transferring colleges? There are many reasons why students transfer colleges – from location to programs to family. It can be one of the toughest decisions to make, but once you decide on it, you want to make sure you have a plan. In order to create a plan, there are several things you need to know.
Do your research
With all big life decisions, it’s important to do your research before taking the next step. You likely have a new school in mind (first step), but have you made sure they have your program? What about financial aid at the new school? Are living expenses going to increase? When is the application deadline? Know the answers to these questions and more before you commit.
One of the biggest things is making sure your credits (or most of your credits) transfer to your new school. It would be horrible to be set back or to have wasted time and money on classes that won’t count toward your new college. Or worse yet – have graduation be delayed. Meet with your current college counselor and see how the credits match up.
What is expected
Many schools have different standards and expectations for transfer students. Make sure you know what is expected of you – and required – before you start the transfer process. This can also include all kinds of paperwork, documentation and more that wasn’t a part of the admission process.
While there are many colleges out there, finding the right one can be difficult and, for one reason or another, it might take going to one college to discover there’s a better one for you. Whatever the case may be, keep these tips in mind when transferring colleges.
If you’re interested in transferring to South College, it’s very simple! Our team will work with you to make sure the credits you need can transfer or will create a plan for you to make them up. There are many colleges and universities that we have transfer agreements with to make your life, and your transition, easier. You can learn more about that process here.