Joan Isaac Mohr
Vice President and Dean of Admissions
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. You also know more about what’s important to you in your college choice, and you can use some of the same tools—an interview, open house, campus tours (ask questions!), and websites—to learn more about those colleges you’re considering now. But as a transfer student you have a powerful additional search criterion—transfer student support. Many colleges are looking for students to transfer to their schools. You’ll see things on their websites like: transfer-friendly recognition from reputable organizations, transfer-specific scholarship opportunities, or transfer student orientations. These are the schools you want to look more into! Pay close attention to the qualities that you like and dislike in your current college, and use those in your search criteria too. Don’t forget to investigate deadlines and admission requirements to be sure you have all your information where it needs to be on time.
For more quick answers to your questions about transferring, visit our Transfer Students—Ask the Experts section.