The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer: From Surviving to Thriving

The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer: From Surviving to Thriving


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475826869
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 650,315
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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

Famous Transfer Students

Chapter 1: Common Transfer Scenarios
Reality Check

Chapter 2: Less Common Transfer Scenarios
Coping with Crises
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


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

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