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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5 Tips to a Successful Transfer Orientation

For some, heading back to school this fall means a new location and new classes, professors, and peers. Some institutions may have already hosted their transfer orientation, but I thought I would share some tips on how to have a successful orientation, whether you’ve already attended a similar orientation your freshman year or you are…

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My Story: The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Applying for scholarships can be very stressful. The Jack Kent Cooke scholarship application is one of the more extensive applications I’ve dealt with, but if you are willing and dedicated enough to put in the effort, the payoff is incredible.   I was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in May 2016, a…

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Rule of Thumb for Student Loans

According to Forbes, there is about $1 trillion of student debt in the United States. We all have a dream school that we would like to attend because we tell ourselves that it’s what is best for our major. However, sometimes the school doesn’t matter. You can create your own dream school in almost any…

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3 Easy Ways to Find Housing

Oftentimes after transferring, unexpected problems come about that make the transition from your old institution to your new one difficult and frustrating. Among petitioning for credits (article coming soon!), navigating a new campus, and meeting with advisers to ensure you graduate in time, there are many reasons to not transfer. One of these issues is…

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Stop: Read These Tips Before Transferring!

Scroll through this article for a listing of what you need to do before, during, and after transferring colleges!

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Transfer Advice: A Professor’s Viewpoint II

Note: This article is the second part of a two-part series of transfer advice from Mary Sims, a professor at Arcadia University and Manor College. You can find the first part here. Once you’re at your transfer institution, you may even want to take courses that will help you hone skills outside of your major,…

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Transfer Advice: A Professor’s Viewpoint

Note: This article is the first part of a two-part series of transfer advice from Mary Sims, a professor at Arcadia University and Manor College.  As a professor and advisor at a two-year college for more than two decades, my favorite part of my job is that I am always asked for help and advice about…

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3 Great Schools for Transfer Students

Remember Sarah’s post at the beginning of May of this year providing a few proposals for colleges to consider? If you don’t remember, I don’t blame you – it can be tough to remember anything after cramming lots of information in your brain during finals season! Today, I am bringing you a few great places…

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