This may sound odd, but why are you transferring after a short time? You should remain in one college for at least a year before considering transfer.
When you transfer the GPA from your original institution is not carried over to the new one. Courses that you've completed generally transfer if you have a C or higher in the course, and it's consistent with courses offered at your new school.
I would rethink the decision to transfer to a school you cannot afford. What is it about this school that makes it your "dream school"? Can you find that quality or qualities in a less expensive setting?
Having your own apartment and/or car does not necessarily make you financially independent for financial aid purposes.
That happens to a lot of people. You can look to transfer to another university. Talk to friends, family, and college advisors to learn what other colleges have to offer.
Colleges usually need to receive your high school transcript unless you will complete your associate degree before you enroll. Also, at some schools, if you haven't completed a certain amount of class hours or course credits, you'll need to provide a high school transcript.
Once you're admitted, and have provided final official transcripts of all your previous college work, you'll receive notification of your transfer evaluation along with guidelines on what courses are needed to complete your final years of study.
You should explore the benefits and downsides of each option if you're asking yourself this question. After one year of college, you can often transfer to a four-year school having some academic work behind you other than your high school transcript. Economically, a community college is a great cost-effective way to start your education.
The most important thing you can do is evaluate you current situation closely and make the decision that is best for you. Transferring schools is not the simplest process, but if you do your research and get organized, transferring schools can be fairly easy and beneficial.
It depends on the college. It may also depend on the program you hope to transfer into. Colleges will look at your semester averages as well as your overall grade point average.
Transfer students may be eligible for federal or state grants, work-study, or loans based on financial need. All colleges will ask that you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and some will also ask that you file the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. Make sure you provide the information requested by a college.
There are lots of ways to get acquainted with your new classmates. Facebook and other social networking sites provide an online way to meet people even before you get there. Think about getting involved as soon as you arrive on campus with clubs or sports that interest you so that you can begin to build your network of friends.
Credits earned at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better that are similar to credits offered at the college you plan to attend will usually transfer.
You've gone through the admission process once, during which you learned quite a bit about how to research colleges and how to get information on majors, costs, and financial aid.
Merit-based scholarships, including Phi Theta Kappa awards, are sometimes offered to incoming transfer students based on strong academic credentials. Check the websites of the colleges you're considering to see their policies on scholarships.
Often, transfer students may be asked to take a placement test in math, English, or a language. Check with the admission or registrar office at the college you plan to attend to learn more.