- Always discuss your transfer plans with your current school advisor.
- Start researching colleges immediately after you have made the decision to transfer.
- Remember all schools have different policies concerning transferring so the responsibility is yours to obtain accurate information.
- Organize yourself so that you stay ahead of all of your deadlines.
- Take advantage of College Fairs. They are an excellent way to learn more about a wide-array of colleges.
- When possible visit your top three college choices and take a guided campus tour of each of them.
- Your ability to transfer may very well depend upon your grade point average (GPA) so don’t let your grades slide.
- Keep each of your course syllabi. They may help your new college counselor complete your transfer credit evaluations more favorably.
- Get to know your instructors. You may be able to ask one or two of them to write letters of recommendation when you are ready to fill out your transfer application.
- Request a copy of your transcript for yourself and go over it carefully. You don’t want any errors in your transcript to be the cause of a delay or a denial in acceptance.
- You will encounter a number of benefits such as a financial savings if you complete your Associates degree first before you transfer.