Deciding to be a transfer student is an important decision. For many students, being a transfer student is convenient and saves money and time while you are on your academic journey. However, for some, the transfer process can be confusing and frustrating. It is important to plan ahead and weigh all the information before deciding if being a transfer student is right for you.
Planning Ahead Is Important
Transferring works best if you have a plan. Simply put, the more you can tell us about your goals, the more we can help get you there. The less you know about what you want to do and where you might like to go, greater the chances you may take classes that ultimately will not move you forward. If you are unsure, Western staff can help you develop a plan.
Transfer Information Is Subject To Change At Any Time
Every college and university changes it's majors and programs from time to time. It is important that once you have decided on a transfer institution that you connect with them and find out the latest on any admission or program changes. You don't want to find any surprises when it's time to apply there.
The Transfer Institution Is The Ultimate Decision-Maker On What Credits They'll Accept
Transfer institutions are the final decision maker on what will transfer in. As information changes all the time, students are responsible for making sure that their credits will transfer. It is important that once you identify your transfer institution, you clarify which credits will transfer and how they will be applied.
The Transfer Institution Makes The Admission Decision
Search college and university will decide their own admission process and standards..some colleges are more competitive than others. It is important to be in close contact with the admissions office of the institution that you plan to transfer to so that you know how to complete application materials before deadlines.