Accepted As Transfer Into Decent Univerisites – Stay or Go?

by Chad Agrawal

Here's another question that I get from time to time. Recently, a customer of my eBook, asked me about transferring out now or later since he had been accepted into 2 very good universities. I'll share a bit of information I shared with him here.

Having skyped with this customer after his purchase, I quickly learned that he was very similar to me - had the capability but didn't apply himself as much as he could of at a younger age in high school. He was clearly motivated to do things right this time around. Although he was attending a private 4 year college, he was still able to apply the principles and steps in my eBook to get accepted into two better business programs after just one year of college.

So, he came to me with this dilemma...

Should he transfer right now after one year of college to a decent school? Or, try to continue improving at his current school and transfer to one of his top choice universities?

Why Stay The Extra Year Before Transferring

In this customer's case, he had to work on one major step that I provide in my eBook, which I recommend he does. But, there are many more reasons for staying the second year at his current school. I think most people would find this helpful too.

You deserve to achieve your goals.

First and foremost, you deserve to achieve all that you strive for in life. If your goal is to transfer to an elite business university, don't settle. Put all your energy and thought into making your goals a reality. So for that reason alone, don't transfer yet.

But, what if I transfer twice?

(Yes, you can transfer to a decent school and transfer again. However, I would say that is a lot of change and adjustment to deal with when most people would be better off being able to improve where they already are).

You'll save money, which matters.

Furthermore, the university that this customer is currently studying, like community colleges, is way cheaper than the transfer universities. It makes financial sense to stay the extra year because your end degree will be further discounted. In the long run, two semesters of savings add up!

Increase your transfer options.

Staying the extra year gives your transfer application a longer track record of proven academic strength. And by following the steps in my eBook, you'll be far more attractive to universities than someone not following a proven system. You can always apply to the schools again.

Keep Your Eyes On The Prize

In conclusion, never give up on your goals. If you're focused on what you want to achieve, you'll always be motivated and tackle challenges as they come your way. Without focus, you run the risk of becoming discouraged when you have to work hard. However, that's what will separate you from your competition - hard work driven by an intense focus (with a little help from a proven plan).

To protect this customer, I didn't name him or the universities, but after he completes his degree, I hope to swap out the anonymity for the real names. In any case, I'm proud of him. If you guys have questions, please email me as I've been terrible about keeping up with comments.


This post was written by Chad Agrawal

Chad Agrawal is the founder of CCTS, helping students transfer from community college to Ivy League, tier 1 or anywhere else by following this community college guide.

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