Originally Posted: Jun 20, 2011
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2011
Joan Isaac Mohr
Vice President and Dean of Admissions
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. Also, they may consider major prerequisite courses, like your science classes if you plan to major in nursing. While they’ll place the most emphasis on your college work, they may look back at your high school record to see the course work you completed. Obviously, the more academic work you’ve completed in college, the more they will rely on your college work to make their decision. You should also use your essay as a way to indicate why you’re interested in transferring, and if there are any gaps in your education, it’s helpful to explain those as well.