Did you know that about 30% of students enrolled in 2 or 4 year colleges will transfer at some point during their undergraduate education? The reasons include a change in major, rising financial pressures, unexpected academic difficulties, a shift from community college  or even a forlorn heart. So, if you’re one of the thousands of students considering a change, you’re not alone. Whatever your motivation, make sure to take a deep breath and spend time carefully re-evaluating long term education and career goals. In the process, take an honest assessment of your academic strengths as well as social and cultural criteria.  Examine what didn’t work on the current campus and what you’re looking for in the future. With a new college list in hand, take a look at the transfer student requirements for each school. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to note that many colleges post minimum transfer GPA requirements that are often lower than freshman admittance stats. And for most schools, standardized tests are not required if you’ve accumulated enough college credits. Don’t hesitate to contact the designated transfer admissions rep for each school to understand what courses can be transferred for credit as well as to have a candid discussion on your admissions probabilities. If you’re thinking about a spring transfer, don’t delay as deadlines are usually set for October/November.

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