Do You Feel Overwhelmed By The College Transfer Process?
Did you attend a community college and now worry about how to transfer to a four-year university? Or maybe you attended a four-year college, but after a few semesters realized it was not a great fit for you. Perhaps it is your son or daughter who wants to transfer colleges and you want to do anything in your power to help him or her find the perfect college. Do you often wonder how to approach the transfer process? Even though you have been through the application process before, it’s possible that you are struggling to write high-quality personal essays for your transfer applications. Do you worry you will make a mistake during the transfer process and miss out on a great opportunity? Do you wish you could find and successfully transfer to the best college for you?
Whether your motivation for transferring colleges stems from your goal to attend a more reputable university or one that better fits your needs and interests, the transfer process can seem daunting. You may have attended a community college to save on the overall cost of your education, but now worry that your transfer application will not stand out in a competitive environment. Or, you may have attended a year or two of a four-year college and because it was not a great fit, you feel unhappy, homesick or lonely. You might worry that if you transfer colleges, you will lose some of the credits you’ve earned – or worse – that you will once again find yourself in an unsuitable environment.
If you are the parent of a prospective transfer student, you may have enrolled your child into a community college to test his or her readiness for higher education. Now that you know your child is ready, you may want to ensure he or she finds the best college and optimizes the chances of acceptance. It’s also possible that your child struggled during his or her first four-year college – constantly calling home about worrisome problems. You may worry that if your child transfers to a new college, he or she may have similar issues at the new university.
Many Students Do Not Have A Linear Path Through College
It has become increasingly common for students to transfer to another college either to attain their higher education goals or out of frustration with their first college experience. Many students have bumps along the road toward a degree – some more challenging than others. Once students decide that they want to transfer, it is also common to feel stuck or afraid of making a mistake. However, many still attempt to go through the transfer application process alone. Whereas before they had the chance to work with – at the very least – their high school counselor, transferring colleges may feel much more overwhelming. To add to their stress, the transfer application process is often very different than applying to college as a high school student.
The good news is that it is also increasingly acceptable to change direction in life as you learn more about yourself. Transfer student advice can help you take the extra step needed to get accepted into the college that is best for you.
Get Expert Guidance With Transfer Student Advice
Now that you have college experience, you and I will work together in thoughtful and engaging transfer student advice sessions to assess the best college environments for you. Together, we’ll create an individualized plan to successfully approach the transfer student application process. Our sessions are often held via online video conference to accommodate your schedule.
No matter what has driven you to transfer to another college, the first step in getting the best transfer student advice is to generate a list of your best higher education options. With my extensive experience with colleges and the application process, I can help you compile a list of colleges that best fit your needs, interests and goals. This way, you can feel confident that you will not feel the need to transfer again in the future.
After we use your college foundation to explore the many options that will work for you, I will guide you through the steps, deadlines, requirements and logistics of successfully applying to transfer to your top colleges. For example, many transfer students believe that they can let their current college grades fall as they work through the transfer application process. The truth is that it is incredibly important to keep your grades as high as possible and take the classes that will easily transfer to your future university. I can help you achieve this important balance in your life as well as organize and follow through on your goals as a transfer student.
I can also help you with your transfer student application essay during our transfer student advice sessions. As someone with college experience, you may believe you can write a great admissions essay. However, it is especially important to craft a unique tone to your essay as a transfer student. During our online conferences or in-person meetings, I can give you professional feedback on your essays to help your application stand out.
All of our work together will be organized on an efficient online platform – accessible to both you and your parent, if applicable. In your personalized online account, you can research useful information about different colleges and organize your calendar, tasks and to-do lists in order to stay on track throughout the transfer process.
For more than two decades, I have been deeply involved in the education field. In addition to earning a doctorate in education from UCLA, I have worked as a college admissions officer and as a private high school college counselor. Now, I work as an adjunct faculty member at UC San Diego Extension where I train adults from around the world who endeavor to be college counselors in high schools or consultants in private practice. I continue to be an active leader in the college admissions community by serving on boards and presenting at conferences nationwide. I have also read countless transfer applications from a variety of backgrounds and, to a certain extent, I know what admissions officers are looking for in an applicant.
I am interested in seeking transfer student advice, but I still have a few questions and concerns…
I’ve been through the application process before. Why would I need the extra help?
Even though you have completed the college application process before, you also want to make sure that you will not need to transfer colleges again. By getting expert advice from me, you can transfer into a college that best fits you. I can help find college options that you may have not explored on your own as well as help you be as thorough as possible throughout the transfer process.
I’m worried that my investment in transfer student advice may not pay off in the future.
When you work with me, you will need to spend time, money and energy on attaining your goals. At the same time, you also can feel confident that you will be working one-on-one with a seasoned professional – one who has knowledge, experience and a seamless online platform tool. When you consider the overall price of attending college, transfer student advice is a relatively small investment that increases your chances of a successful higher education experience – and, as a result – better opportunities after college.
I’m worried I will make the wrong decision again.
You are in a unique position as a transfer student. You have first-hand experience at a college that simply was not right for you or one that you have academically outgrown. Moving forward, you can use that knowledge about what you’ve enjoyed as well as your frustrations and make a more informed and thoughtful decision. By participating in transfer student advice sessions, you can take your efforts to the next level and work with me to find the best colleges for you, organize your application process and receive hands-on, individualized guidance to increase your chances in getting accepted.
Get Back On Track To Achieve Your Higher Education Goals
If you are ready to work with an expert to help you through the transfer application process, I invite you to call me for a free 30-minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and how transfer student advice can help you.
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Current State of College Applications
- Many college students start out their careers attending a community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school later. College counselors often refer to this type of transfer as a “vertical” transfer because the student is moving up, from a two-year college to a four-year university. Have you considered this plan as well? …Read More »