One of the most confusing things that you’ll encounter when it comes to college is transferring to University from either another University or Community College. Thousands of students every year do this and while some find the process to be rather easy, some find it hard when it comes to the transferring of credits and tuition hikes.
Always meet with an advisor – The first thing you’re going to want to do is meet with the other school’s advisor. He or she is going to tell you exactly what’s going to transfer and how their program is going to work, etc. Never transfer to a University or another school without meeting someone first. You won’t want to apply and later find out that 50% of your credits transfer rather than 85-100% as you would have expected.
Keep on the path- If you already know that you’re going to transfer to a four year school after say a community college, make sure that you keep in contact with both ur to make sure that you’re taking the right classes. You won’t want to take classes that won’t work for your degree, it would be pointless. The lesson learned here is as long as you keep in contact with your advisor, you’ll be fine.
Make decisions- You may find out that you want to transfer out of state or even in state but the school you’re looking at won’t accept a majority of yoru credits. While most schools will accept most of your general education credits seeing that they are a grade C or higher, some might not accept any at all. You may want to check out more than one school just to see if other schools in the area will accept more credits than the others. The trick here is to transfer as many credits as possible.
Apply early – When you know you want to start the transfer to the University, you’re going to want to apply as soon as you can. When I say this, I don’t mean 2 months or so. You’ll want to start as early as 9 months or so. This way, it will give you enough time to prepare for your transfer. It will also give you a better understanding on how many of your classes are going to transfer with you.
Meet up again- When it’s finally time to transfer, you’re going to want to set up another appointment just to make sure your outline looks the way you want it. You’ll want every transfer on there. Everyone makes mistakes, so this is why it’s important to double check to make sure everything looks okay to you.
Transferring isn’t that hard, it just takes some time and effort. You never want to transfer if you find out half of your credits won’t transfer, it won’t make sense. Instead, find a school that works the best for you and take advantage of it.