Transferring Colleges: Two-Year to Four-Year
There are lots of reasons – financial, academic, lifestyle – to start your college career at a two-year college. Whatever went into your decision, you’ve changed and been changed by your two years at community college. Now that you’re thinking about applying to a four-year college, what do you do?
First, consider your priorities. What’s most important to you? Is it finishing as quickly as you can, even if that means a more expensive option, or are finances driving the bus? Is it enrolling in a specific school, or perhaps a specific department or program? Are you able to move to a new city or state, or are you only considering schools nearby? Do you have other priorities? Being clear about what you want – what’s possible, what’s affordable, what’s practical – will be the first step in making sure the next ones are in the right direction.