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Ken Simmons

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Answered 4 years ago

Ken Simmons

Tanya Zhelezcheva


This is a huge question and a broad one to ask.

In what cities do you want to transfer? And are you transferring or are you applying as a new student? (Your question does not indicate if you are transferring only the tag to the question does.) Do you want to stay closer to home? Or do you want your major to decide where you will go next? Can you take student loans? or you are replying only on scholarships? These questions are some which will allow you to decide how to proceed.

As a first step, I would recommend that you speak to your professors and advisors on your current campus. You might not be the only student who wants to transfer. And you can ask your professors about the schools where most students continue. If you are currently studying at a community college, your college may have an articulation with some schools so when you transfer most of your classes will be counted toward your major.

You may want to use the Peterson's Guide to Schools (https://www.petersons.com). Since I do not know what major you are pursuing, nor the state in which you want to study, it is difficult to recommend anything specific. But again, you may speak with your current professors about programs and schools that are known in the field you are interested in. I would suggest that you select top-notch schools, a couple which are good and where you have a good chance to be accepted, and a couple that are a sure thing.

Then you have to research their criteria for transferring. Will they accept all your credits? What documents they need for you to submit? The list of questions is a bit long.

If you think that this work is too much, I can say that your passion has to guide you because in the future, you will have to deal with just as important pursuits and it is key that you build habits of mind that will help you to proceed forward with determination.

Best of luck and keep posting questions here and talk to other people to. Ask until you get the answers you need!

Answered 6 years ago

Tanya Zhelezcheva