Welcome Back Future Transfer Students!

by Chad Agrawal

transfer-students-newSchool is back on full blast and with all of the new college students comes a plethora of transfer students. In the beginning of a school year there may tend to be a high amount of focus put on high school seniors and many transfer students can find themselves getting behind or feeling left out in regards to being provided with the information needed when starting at a new school. There are several things to keep in mind for the many students that may be transferring into a new school from another school or university to ensure they have the greatest success possible.

As a transfer student it is imperative to sufficiently make the connections needed with college representatives and the admissions department; this can be done so by attending upcoming admissions events, taking campus tours, etc. Traditionally at most schools there are numerous transfer events held throughout the year to ensure that a transfer student becomes fully aware of the opportunities provided by their new school.

It is extremely important for transfer students to keep in mind that one of the biggest admission factors is in fact the student’s grades. Unfortunately the transfer acceptance rate is lower than the acceptance rate of many first-year students and due to this factor it is important that a transfer student has sufficient grades at their previous school. On a good note the SAT and ACT scores are not as important for transfer students as it is for high school students(although it might be a good idea to do some SAT test prep if you happened to get lower scores in high school); remember these test scores are significantly important for first-year college applicants. Not all schools have room for transfer students so it is important to follow all of the suggested starting points and guidelines to ensure one’s acceptance.

As a transfer student it’s important to focus on all of the key points and elements when expressing your interest to transfer into a future school. Remember to point out key elements on why you are transferring, including positive aspects about your old school. Try to find what that specific school is interested in with regards to transfer students to help with your admissions process. Transferring can be a wonderful opportunity and if done correctly, will help you complete your educational path.

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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