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Can you transfer after one year?

kaiikaii Registered User Posts: 342 Member
edited January 2014 in Transfer Students
Can you transfer to another school after completing one year undergrad? Come in as a sophomore or something? Thanks.
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Replies to: Can you transfer after one year?

  • Thomas_Thomas_ Registered User Posts: 629 Member
    Depends on the university you want to transfer to. Some accept sophomore transfers, yes.
  • clam_chowderclam_chowder Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    i think most of univs accept sophomore transfer. depends
  • GlueEaterGlueEater Registered User Posts: 1,002 Senior Member
    Lets say a university has pre-reqs, but they intend for soph transfers. If you choose to transfer freshman year would you still need to complete all of those?
  • burgler09burgler09 Registered User Posts: 1,386 Senior Member
    GlueEater, it depends on the school, some will want you to finish everything before you come and others will just want to see you are making progress towards the prereqs and just require you take them once you get there. One of the biggest differences between transferring after one year is that more weight is placed on ACT and high school gpa. Once you are a sophmore transferring for junior admission much more weight is placed on college and little to no weight is placed on your high school and ACT.
  • LogosLogos Registered User Posts: 354 Member
    It helps if you have enough units to get into junior year.
  • kindofbluekindofblue Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    Certainly, that's what I'm doing.
  • CaillebotteCaillebotte Registered User Posts: 1,546 Senior Member
    A clear upside of transferring after one year is that you spend less time being miserable at your current school.
  • kindofbluekindofblue Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    A clear upside of transferring after one year is that you spend less time being miserable at your current school.
    Oh god yes.
  • j-heston22j-heston22 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    kindofblue, what were your strengths in your application
  • kindofbluekindofblue Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    Essay. Probably recs.
  • j-heston22j-heston22 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Cool, thanks. That makes me feel better b/c I have far from outstanding college EC's.
  • PlattsburghLoserPlattsburghLoser Registered User Posts: 5,487 Senior Member
    It depends on how many credits you have and which school you're transferring to. Most schools go by credits not that you've been there for a year or three years.
  • kindofbluekindofblue Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    Cool, thanks. That makes me feel better b/c I have far from outstanding college EC's.
    I literally had none.
  • j-heston22j-heston22 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    kindofblue, you transferred to washu, right? if that is the case, where are you from and where did you transfer from?
  • kindofbluekindofblue Registered User Posts: 204 Junior Member
    kindofblue, you transferred to washu, right? if that is the case, where are you from and where did you transfer from?
    I have not yet transferred, but yes, I will be there in the fall.

    I am transferring from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).
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