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  • College Transfer Application Checklist

    In addition to the transfer application form itself and the essays, you have a whole host of application materials to manage.  Even if you’ve already submitted your applications, your work is not entirely done yet.  Be sure that all the required materials have been submitted.  Check the applicant portal of the schools you applied to, and see whether…

  • Want to Transfer to Columbia University? Tips on Recommendation Letters

      We attended an admissions information session at Columbia University this summer and got insider’s information from an admissions officer, who had completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia. Some of his most insightful advice was about letters of recommendation, and we’re paraphrasing them here with some additional tips and revisions geared toward transfer applications. Ask professors that like…

  • College Transfer Q&A: What Can I Do To Improve My Chances?

    In forums, prospective transfer students often ask, “What can I do to improve my chances?” I’m going to take you through one such post and provide the same type of advice I would give to a student if I were providing a one-on-one consultation. The post comes from ElmerChelmo: I am currently a first-year student…

  • Navigating College Transfer Credits

    We’re a few weeks into the new school year, and some of you freshmen or sophomores out there are already considering transferring. It’s good to get an early start! Looking ahead, one major consideration is whether the classes you’re taking will transfer over to your new, future college. Not getting enough transfer credits could add…

  • Dartmouth Stresses Importance of Maintaining College Transfer Program

    The Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Dartmouth College considers transfer students to be the kinds of students the College wants to have in its community, according to a recent article in The Dartmouth, the College’s student newspaper. Although transfer admissions (along with freshman admissions) continue to grow in competitiveness, Dartmouth’s message generally seems…

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