If you’ve been denied by your top choice college, the key may be to consider transferring in at a later date. If you spend a year at another college and do well, that shows college admission officers that you’re motivated and ready for college-level work at their institution.
So the question remains, are you thinking about transferring from one college to another in the future? Answering the following questions will help you decide your next move:
• Take enough time to adjust to the academics and social life at your present college. Do you know why you are making the change – homesickness, monetary needs, family issues?
• Do you understand the transfer process to the college you would like to attend?
• Have you gotten advice from your present school? They may be able to address credit transfer issues that will be important in the admission to the next school.
• Have transfer plans. Does the next school have your major? What credits will transfer? Talk to your adviser.
• Shop around. Have you found a better “fit” for you?
• Have you taken the core curriculum needed to make the change? Check into your field of study.
• Do you meet the universities agreements to switch from one school environment to the next? Talk to the admissions representative at the school your applying to. Send transcripts and test scores if applicable.