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  • College Transfer Story: Family Matters

    by Rose Pallone In April 2012, I got an email from the University of St Andrews in Scotland admitting me as a second-year transfer student in English Literature and Art History. I remember calling my mom, crying, to tell her the fantastic news. Her response was “Oh” followed by prolonged silence. I was more than […]

  • College Transfer Applications: Sending Transcripts

    One of the unspoken requirements of the transfer applications is the ability to be organized. Sending your school transcripts demonstrates this need. Though the Common Application for freshman applicants allows high schools to electronically submit school reports and transcripts through the Common App website, this function isn’t available to transfer applicants, who must send hard […]

  • Transfer Admissions Rates For US News 2014 Added

    We’ve just added the recently released Fall 2012 transfer admissions numbers for some of the top schools in the US (the “2014” Top 50 National Universities according to US News). These are the stats for students who applied to transfer and start Fall 2012 term. (US News releases its Top 50 every September, based on […]

  • Know the Readers of Your College Transfer Application

    As pointed out by one of our readers, knowing the audience of your college transfer application is very important.  Here’s advice from our knowledgeable reader, who wrote this comment specifically addressing a student interested in applying to transfer to Stanford: I would spend more time focusing on relating directly to the person that will be […]

  • Strategy for the College Transfer Application

    One of our readers has posted his/her strategy for putting together the best possible college transfer application and asked us for feedback. Here, I walk through the strategy, responding to the reader and highlighting the positive aspects as well as areas that can be improved upon. Let’s begin with what the reader says: I’m going […]

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