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The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer is a comprehensive guide, designed to make college transfer between four-year schools as successful as possible. Chapters outline the steps to take from the moment a student finds him/herself considering college transfer to the first semester at his/her next college.
The book contains vignettes (based on real student stories) and excerpts from interviews with transfer students, parents, and higher education professionals. The information and advice they share will be helpful, informative, and reassuring to families going through a college transfer and enlightening to high school and college personnel.
College transfer, when done for the right reasons and in the right way, can be an extremely positive experience for students. This is especially true when the student goes from merely surviving in their old environment to thriving in their new one.
Lucia D. Tyler is an independent college counselor who has worked in the field for over ten years following a career in teaching, advising and lab management at Cornell University. She lives in Trumansburg, NY with her husband.
Susan E. Henninger is a freelance writer, a past transfer student, and the mother of three college graduates. She is a member of the Education Writers Association and has researched and written numerous articles about education (K-12 and Higher Ed) and parenting.
Table of Contents
Introduction Famous Transfer Students Chapter 1: Common Transfer Scenarios Roommates Academics Finances Reality Check Chapter 2: Less Common Transfer Scenarios Coping with Crises Restlessness Pay Attention, Parents Chapter 3: Determining What's Right for You-Surveys Pros and Cons Checklist Financial Tic Tac Toe Learning Environment Self-survey Credit Transfer Self-survey Chapter 4: Hands-on Homework Telling Parents Telling Friends What about a Gap Year? Community College Options Chapter 5: All about College Visits Why Visit? Why Not Visit? Visits and International Transfers Questions for Students to Ask Before Transferring Chapter 6: Parents Talk about College Transfer Chapter 7: Seeking Additional Perspectives Using Technology Advice from College Consultants Understanding how Colleges View Potential Transfers Chapter 8: Adjusting to a New College What Students Think about Transfer Pros and Cons of Orientation College Professionals Advice to Transfers Transfer-friendly Practices Chapter 9: Transfer to Transfer Advice-Start to Finish Tips from Former Transfer Students Tips from International Transfers Conclusion Appendices Key Transfer Terms Colleges that Accept the Most Transfers Sample of Varying Transfer Policies College Transfer Timeline (Fall) College Transfer Timeline (Spring) College Transfer Resource List About the Authors
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