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Transfer to colgate

buddhaforeverbuddhaforever Registered User Posts: 348 Member
edited July 2006 in Colgate University
I am an international in NY. I would like to transfer to Colgate. Do they have financial aid to international transfers? How difficult is it to get in as a transfer?
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  • xLxJxCxxLxJxCx Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    im transferring into colgate this coming semester. they definitely give financial aid to transfers...im not sure if it's any different for international students, but i doubt it. i dont think its that hard to get in as a transfer if u did well ur first year(s) in another college and had a decent high school record. i didnt apply as a freshman but im pretty sure i wouldve gotten in if i had...so i wasnt that worried about getting in as a transfer. the acceptance rate for transfers is around 15% v. 28% as a freshman.
  • ticklemepinkticklemepink Registered User Posts: 2,764 Senior Member
    Actually, it's very competitive to transfer in. For my class, only 15% were accepted. You just need to have an absolutely solid reason why Colgate would meet your goals. It's all about knowing yourself very well and demonstrating that.

    I don't know about financial aid... usually they're not pretty friendly towards transfers but if this xLxJxCx said that she got something, then so be it. I got nothing :P
  • xLxJxCxxLxJxCx Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    yeah thats what i was trying to say in the end...it's more competitive getting in as a transfer than a freshman. i wasnt worried, but thats probably cause i was a little overconfident :) i kind of catered to what i thought the school wanted in a student in my essays...so that couldve helped too

    yeah i got better financial aid as a transfer to colgate than i had at my current college, and it was the same thing for a transfer i know thats coming in this semester
  • mojojojo69mojojojo69 - Posts: 2,571 Senior Member
    hey, xlxjxcx, would u mind posting how generous financial aid was? and ur efc? thanx!
  • ticklemepinkticklemepink Registered User Posts: 2,764 Senior Member
    I'm sorry? I've looked in your old posts and you're sort of all over the place. You said you're from California... it looks like you got into Emory for transfer... the picture doesn't seem clear to me. If you're looking to transfer for the second time, don't bother. Don't apply to Colgate if you're looking at UMich- very, very different schools.
  • xLxJxCxxLxJxCx Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    umm i have no idea what my efc is haha my parents do all that
  • mojojojo69mojojojo69 - Posts: 2,571 Senior Member
    ticklemepink, i am still undecided about where i am going, therefore i often look around for schools that seem interesting. I was accepted by Emory but i am about to decline because their financial aid offer was not what i expected; I am looking @ schools who offer great financial aid...and thats why i am here. If you have any information about their financial aid, please share :)
  • xLxJxCxxLxJxCx Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    yeah all i really know is that they give you exactly what you need, and a lot of it is in grants rather than loans.
  • ticklemepinkticklemepink Registered User Posts: 2,764 Senior Member
    So you're looking to go in for your junior year?
  • collegeflowercollegeflower Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    I am transferring to Colgate next semester and like xlxjxcx, I also received a lot of financial aid. In fact, they offered me more than the school that was originally from (Smith College).

    Generally, I think Colgate's really generous with their aid so you shouldn't have a problem. And if they don't fully meet your needs (which shouldn't be the case), you can always call them and work something out.

    I actually did that, even though my fin. aid package was great, and they offered me a better deal.

    So just ask, and good luck :)
  • tubaguytubaguy Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    transferring can be more difficult and if you are an international student that complicates things in terms of financial aid. I would contact the Financial Aid office to discuss your particular situation. Of course I don't want to discourage you from applying, the only way to find out is to go for it. It can't hurt to try.
  • ahtsisabahtsisab Registered User Posts: 551 Member
    U can definitely transfer as an international student and get financial aid... I know many friends who are transfers and have great financial aid awards... Its not impossible
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