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Is transferring more than once bad?

rejamesedrejamesed Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited January 2013 in Transfer Students
I am currently sophomore in a 4-year university but i want to transfer to a CC to better my odds of transferring to a better 4- year university.

so its 4yr->CC->4yr

is this a good idea?

I want to do this because I just got out of academic probation and in order to transfer out to a better 4-year (that I have my eyes on) it's going to take about 2 more semesters of A's and B's. I feel like I can achieve this in a more cost-effective way by transferring over to a CC in a much better environment than I am currently in now.

Any thoughts?
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Replies to: Is transferring more than once bad?

  • rejamesedrejamesed Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    bump bump bump
  • BCT2NYGuyBCT2NYGuy Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    I just transferred into my third school, so the idea isn't completely unheard of.
    Granted, I'm not sure about your plan. You want to get out of your current 4yr school with the goal of going to a better one, even though you've been on academic probation? IMO, even with great CC grades, an admissions officer might think that while you can ace CC courses, if you can't do well at this lower 4yr, how could you do well at the more rigorous one?
    I understand though, if you feel that you really have to leave (environment, health issues, financial, etc) then by all means leave.
    Learn from my mistake though, really think it through. I was so desperate to leave my first school that instead of taking a semester off, I rushed into a school I knew I'd never like. Hence, another transfer after 2 semesters.
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