Is it possible...

<p>To transfer from one school to another after the 1st semester of freshman year? Or do you wait out the whole 1st year to transfer?</p>

<p>no its definitely possible but you wouldnt even have your grades in time, and you clearly wouldnt be giving your current school a chance</p>

<p>its possible, but at certains schools they dont allow it (only a few though) but yea I agree with defrasne</p>

<p>most schools strongly encourage you not to, because it would mean that you would apply before your first semester is even up. half a semester is not nearly enough time to demonstrate to them that you are now a better match for the school.</p>

<p>Ah I see, I was just wondering, so usually after freshman year is a good time to xfer?</p>

<p>while that may be true, i know someone who transferred from a SUNY school to smith after her first semester. so it can be done.</p>

<p>At the selective school level, many (most?) don't consider transfers for second semester freshman year.</p>

<p>But, if the schools you are considering for transfer do accept 2nd semester freshman transfers, it would get you going sooner in the new school - a plus. So you need to research this online first.</p>

<p>OTOH, as someone above said, depending on your reasons for considering transfer, you really might want to give school #1 a fighting chance.</p>

<p>I don't like to see kids planning a transfer before they ever arrive at school #1. But there are exceptions.</p>

<p>If you read the Transfer Admissions 101 sticky thread, you will get a good idea of how the timing <em>usually</em> works and some options.</p>

<p>Well I don't want anyone to get me wrong, I really want to go to Penn, but there may be personal issues in the future and I just wanted to know to be safe.</p>