A Grateful Guest

In this guest blog post, Kirk shares his own experience as a transfer student from a unique perspective—having seen his twin go off to college, and as an older student.  When I first came to State College, Pennsylvania, I was not there as a prospective student, but a supporting brother; my twin, Luke, was attending a summer…

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How to Afford Your Dream College

  You’ve gone through the whole transfer application process and have been accepted to the university of your dreams. Yet, one of the most difficult but common setbacks before even attending the school is the question of whether you and your family can afford your dream school, especially after the shock of seeing how much…

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4 Tips to a Great Start as a Transfer Student

A new semester has come upon us once again. As a transfer student, this can be a tough time. You may not know where you fit in, have many (if any at all) friends, be familiar with the school, etc. All of these reasons may even cause you to dislike a school and forget all…

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The REAL Transfer Student FAQ’s

Many colleges’ “Frequently Asked Questions for transfer students” left me with several still-unanswered questions related to the transfer process. Although some of these can be found by doing a thorough digging through their website and Google, having them more accessible would be a huge help. Additionally, it’s difficult to distinguish transfer information from freshman information.…

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Combat First Year Speed Bumps

Transferring is complicated. Even before you step foot onto your new campus, you are filling out applications, writing essays, and speaking to your mentors and advisors. When you get to campus, the transition period can be difficult to manage. Below, I’ve listed some scenarios that may have happened during your first year, and offer tips…

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Transfer Admissions Proposals

Hey colleges, this blog post is for you. As a two-time transfer student, I have a pretty good grasp on what goes wrong during the transfer process. So, on behalf of all transfer students, please consider these proposals.

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6 Reasons To Stop Transferring

I’m currently in the process of transferring to my second college in the last year. As you may or may not know, I graduated from Manor College a year ago, after which I immediately transferred to Moravian College. For several reasons, I decided Moravian wasn’t the best fit for me, and after taking a semester off, I…

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3 Pitfalls to Avoid on Campus

As transfer students, we arrive on our new campus with a sense of confidence and knowledge that we lacked as freshman. While we may not know the campus like the back of our hands, we know what it’s like picking courses for our schedule, meeting with advisers, and making friends. Yet, this false sense of…

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What I Wish I’d Known Before Transferring

Looking back at my transfer process, there are several things that I wish someone had told me. Having never transferred before, I was pretty oblivious to the process, even though I did a lot of research. I hope that at least one of these facts will ease your transfer experience:

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