Hello, I'm currently a freshman at the University of Houston; my goal is to transfer into the UMiami School of Business as a Junior for the Fall 2012 semester. The thing that I'm really unsure of is WHEN to start the whole transfer process.
Basically when should you begin to submit the transfer app? The beginning of your sophomore year? Or after the first semester of your sophomore year?
The way I'm seeing it, if I turn in my transfer application for UM as soon as it's available during the beginning of next year, I would have a head start on the "competition" and get my admissions decisions earlier. The problem with that is I would only have two semesters (and possibly one summer term) worth of grades and credits.
But at the same time if I were to wait for my third college semester to be over before submitting a transfer app would I be at a disadvantage since that wouldn't be until January 2012? (The transfer app is due the March before the fall semester)
So which looks better to a college admissions office? An early transfer application or one that's turned in a semester later but with more grades/credits? (assume both have a rather good GPA)