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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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: … Continued

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 … Continued