Making the transfer decision

We break down the five most common reasons that students choose to transfer

Making the transfer decision

The major isn’t right

While some majors are pretty standard across most schools, some are specialized to a specific career. With education being the center of your college choice, make sure your school is meeting the standards for your ambitions.  


They aren’t challenging

There’s nothing wrong with thinking you are capable of more. Whether you are switching majors or staying in the same field, it could be beneficial to move on to a school with a more reputable program. If you are maintaining good grades at your current college, it may be easier to get into a more prestigious school than it was applying out of high school. Don’t miss the chance to be taught by the best. 


Financial burden

College is expensive and you need to be sure that the cost of education isn’t outweighing the benefit. If you worry that the tuition is a burden not equal to the profit, talk to the school about your options. If the cost still doesn’t fit your needs, you may want to look into schools that will offer more for your attendance.  


Social opportunities

If you feel that you don’t fit in at your school the problem could be that you’re not at the right place. Choosing a school that fits your social needs is as important as choosing one that fits your academic needs. How else can you network and grow if you’re not in the right environment?  


Personal preference

This may be as basic as wanting a school closer to home or one with a warmer climate. It could mean switching to a school with a stronger emphasis on the sports teams or maybe something closer to a big city. Don’t spoil the experience with the wrong environment. 

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