Can a visiting student transfer after?

i’m in a bit of a situation. I’m considering transferring to a better school, but i’m really nervous. Freshman year was really difficult for me in terms of making friends and getting settled in, so I really dont want to go through that again. I’m looking into visitng student programs, but i’m confused as to if you can transfer after you visit? Are visitng student programs even worth it?

Visiting student programs are worthwhile especially for those who want to check out a school before applying as a transfer applicant.