On last week’s episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, Elizabeth shared cautionary tales of parents who made more of an impression than their children, the myths behind financial aid for transfer applicants, and tips for what seniors should (and shouldn’t) be doing while they wait for their decisions to return.
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.