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Our Best Advice for the Transfer Admission Process

We've gathered our best advice for the entire transfer process, from making the initial decision to adapting to your new college and everything in between.

Deciding to transfer colleges is a big decision. Going through the transfer admission process is also a big deal—after all, you’re seeking something more than what your current school is providing you, whether that means you’re a community college student coming to the end of your two-year degree or a four-year university student who just isn’t satisfied in your current environment. Whatever type of transfer student you are, we have great resources and advice for you, coving everything from making the initial decision to transfer, to finding and applying to the right school, to adjusting to your new campus once you’re there. Start exploring our best blogs and articles to help you through the entire transfer process!

Deciding to transfer colleges

Finding the right college to transfer to

  • Featured Transfer Colleges: Covering five distinct regions of the US, our featured transfer college lists let you learn about and connect with schools looking for transfer students like you in one convenient place.
  • How Do I Decide Which College I Should Transfer To?: It's reasonable to feel wary that you're not transferring to the right school. Here's some expert advice on finding the right college fit the second time around.
  • Finding Your Fit as a Transfer Student: Figuring out which college to transfer to can be hard, but hearing from those who have been there can help! Check out the stories of five transfer students and the path they took to finding the best-fit college to transfer to.
  • 3 Important Factors to Finding Your Transfer College: Finding the right transfer college sometimes requires focusing on different search factors than the ones you originally researched. Here’s what you should look for. 

Transfer admission applications and essays

Financial aid for transfer students

Special resources just for transfer students

When you get to your new school

We've compiled our top-tier content for other topics too, like how to find internships and fill out the FAFSA. Check them out using the tag "our best advice."

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