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Can Transfer Students Change Northwestern Schools?

bvbchampsbvbchamps 86 replies4 threads Junior Member
edited March 2019 in Northwestern University
I'm applying to Northwestern's School of Education & Social Policy as a transfer but am a bit worried that I might not love primarily doing education once I begin taking those courses. Since it's such a niche degree that forces you into an education career, which I'm worried about. Are transfer students eligible to transfer from the Education school to Weinberg if it's not the right fit once they get there?
edited March 2019
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  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan 13628 replies32 threads Senior Member
    I don't believe so. Ask NU.
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  • PublisherPublisher 11573 replies155 threads Senior Member
    Probably. You can certainly take a second major in Weinberg.
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  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan 13628 replies32 threads Senior Member
    @Publisher, for entering freshmen, yes.

    Transfers have less time on campus and typically the school is looking to fill niches with transfers (i.e. if more NU students internally transferred out of SESP and more internally transferred in to Tech, they may take transfers in to SESP but zero in to Tech). I would ask NU.
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  • PublisherPublisher 11573 replies155 threads Senior Member
    Since OP was admitted into the small, highly competitive SESP, ha almost certainly would be permitted to switch schools and be admitted to Weinberg.

    Whether or not transfers have less time on campus is up to the individual student. Many full time students take longer than the traditional 4 years in which to earn a degree.
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  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan 13628 replies32 threads Senior Member
    @Publisher, I would check with NU. I also don't know why you think SESP, while highly competitive to enter, like all of NU's schools, is more competitive to enter than Weinberg. Weinberg is much bigger but also gets a ton more applicants.

    Many full-time students across the US take more than 4 years to graduate, but at NU, if you don't count the co-op and double degree students, that's fairly rare.
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  • PublisherPublisher 11573 replies155 threads Senior Member
    I agree that SESP & all schools at Northwestern are highly competitive with respect to admissions, but SESP is fairly small compared to Weinberg so transferring into Weinberg should be easy.

    Doesn't matter how rare graduating in 5 or 6 years is at Northwestern, just that it is an option, therefore OP can transfer if desired even though entering as a sophomore.
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  • transferr2020transferr2020 71 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited November 2019
    Is SESP easier to get accepted as transfer or Weinberg? I'm currently a sociology major, but I am also interested in social policy as well which I think is part of SESP's curriculum emphasis.
    edited November 2019
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