basic transfer questions

<p>shouldnt there be a sticky for a topic like this were the most basic questions are asked, please if the questions i am asking have already been asked do provide me withe link</p>

<p>here are the questions
1) what is the process for transfer
2) from where can u trasfer(i dont live in usa so this is cucial for me)
3) how difficult is the transfer process
4) an idea about an ideal trasfer student please?
5) when(from and till) can u apply for transfer</p>

<p>thank you</p>

<p>For transfer the process is as follows.
1. Research. Look up all you can about the field you are going in to find out what schools the industry looks at as being good and what schools they see as not so good.
2. Pick out schools that in your research you found to be a good match for what you want in a school and that were considered good.
3. Go to the website of each school click on the transfer link (usually its under admissions) and find out how they want you to apply.
4. Fill out the application pay the application fee and send the school all information they request for the application.
5. Get in touch with the admissions office. As much as possible keep the lines of communication open and keep information flowing this will help with name/application recognition.
6. Hope for the best.</p>

<p>For your second question you can transfer from any accredited university or community college try to avoid for profit schools as they as a general rule dont transfer as well.</p>

<p>Honestly the transfer process is not that difficult it take about 3 to 4 hours from application to acceptance (or rejection).</p>

<p>The ideal transfer student has completed at least one year of college (imho community college is best as it gives you a true reason to transfer) with a 3.6 or better gpa and has made an effort to become involved in their community.</p>

<p>When you can apply for a transfer depends on the school. For example UT Austin has a March cutoff for transfer apps for fall while Rose Hulman doesn't cut off until around late May.</p>

<p>Best of luck to you.</p>

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<p>@UTPG1234 thank you for ur reply . u misunderstood some of my questions by how diff the process is i meant how difficult is it to get selected and i do live in india so please take that also into consideration . i would be starting as a freshman this august so can i apply this year or next or does it depends from college/uni to college/uni</p>

<p>@entomom sorry didnt look into that , will look into that and thank you</p>

<p>Most community colleges will still let you register for classes if I were you I would pick one near the school you want to end up attending. If you want to register for a major university as a freshman you will have to put in an app this fall and you wont be able to go until the fall afterwards.</p>

<p>You might want to consider community colleges with college housing: List</a> of community colleges with campus housing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia</p>

<p>i dont get u? why would i join community college ( i am not undermining them infact i dont know anything about them) what i am asking is that i would be going to college in india this august but would like to transfer to us so can i apply this year or shud i wait for the next year
and how can i still apply as a freshman ? is that some kind of late admission ???</p>

<p>If you do a full year of college in India starting this fall, then you will definitely need to apply as a transfer to any US college.</p>

<p>As far as whether you apply to transfer as an entering soph or jr, and how difficult it is to transfer, there is no general answer for those questions. It all depends on your HS & college record, ECs, essays, letters of rec, and of course the schools you're applying to. Be aware that in general it is more difficult to be accepted as an Intl. applicant, and particularly hard to get need based financial aid.</p>

<p>i do get that if i apply as a soph or jr i would be applying as transfer applicant, but can i apply this year itself ie before 1st year completion in my college if yes then would that be a freshmen app or transfer
and i would be needing financial aid , a friend of mine was telling it is vveeerryy difficult
and regarding hs i was reading in transfer 101 thread that not all colleges ask for it </p>

<p>i need help to decide whether i shud apply or not and if yes then to which all colleges</p>

<p>To answer your question no there is no late admission anywhere I know of that is why I was talking about community colleges. You can apply as a freshman at most schools with up to 1 semester of college under your belt but it becomes MUCH harder during the spring to get in to most schools as well. Also if you decide to become a transfer student then you will find that the amount of financial aid you receive generally will be much lower than a freshman.</p>

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but can i apply this year itself ie before 1st year completion in my college if yes then would that be a freshmen app or transfer

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<p>As I stated before, if you plan on attending college this fall and will complete a full year of coursework, you will need to apply as a transfer, not a fr applicant. It is NOT how much college you have completed WHEN you apply, but how much you have completed when you matriculate. To apply as a fr, you would have to take a gap year and not attend college this year. Some colleges will accept fr applicants who have completed less than a year of college, but you need to check college websites, as the definition of a transfer applicant varies between colleges.</p>

<p>thanks again for ur reply still but i havent received a clear response :(
from UTPG's response i am gathering that i can apply with just one semester of college right?
let me reform my question ie when is the best time to apply (i prefer as soon as possible) for admission ( it would be a transfer right?) and also i need help as to select favourable colleges for me</p>

<p>and entomom what i am asking is that not applying after a year of college i am asking during my first year can i apply (although i have put my main question above i just thought to put this too)</p>

<p>Some colleges will take applications for people applying for second semester freshmen year. Some won't. </p>

<p>If you need financial aid as an international student applying for spring semester/ applying as a transfer student is not the way to go. (Taking a gap year and applying as a freshmen is a better way). </p>

<p>On the other hand, I believe that if you apply to schools in the UK you will apply as a freshman because there is no concept of transferring.</p>

<p>@college_ruled thanks for ur reply
but my question still remains unaddressed :(</p>

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i do get that if i apply as a soph or jr i would be applying as transfer applicant, but can i apply this year itself ie before 1st year completion in my college if yes then would that be a freshmen app or transfer
and i would be needing financial aid , a friend of mine was telling it is vveeerryy difficult
and regarding hs i was reading in transfer 101 thread that not all colleges ask for it </p>

<p>i need help to decide whether i shud apply or not and if yes then to which all colleges
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<p>I am sure there are universities that accept applications this year (i.e. 2010), though I am not aware of any other than the UCs. If you apply this year without having earned enough units/credits to be categorized as a transfer student, then you would be applying as a freshmen. But since you would be applying as a freshmen, then you would need to present your high school transcript and requisite test scores. </p>

<p>Regardless of whether you apply as a freshmen or as a transfer, few schools will award you the financial aid that you require because you will be categorized as an international applicant. </p>

<p>I hope that helps.</p>