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One semester transfer

SamBorSamBor Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited August 2012 in Transfer Students
Is it possible to transfer after one semester at one college to another one? I started a college this fall as a freshman and would like to transfer in the spring. However the application deadline is mid-november, and my first set of grades wont be out until december...
Would I have to skip spring semester and wait until summer?
Alternativly, I could just withdraw from this school now and try again at the new school in spring, but I have a feeling the acceptance board would have nothin to do with such an option...
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Replies to: One semester transfer

  • BourneBourne Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    Your acceptance/denial would be dependent on your high school performance.

    Also, if you're applying to schools that require LOR's ... will you be able to get decent ones by mid Nov?
  • williams348williams348 Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    Are you really that unhappy with your school now? You couldn't have been there for much longer than a week.. may wanna give it a chance! But if you're going to withdraw do it before the cutoff for a full tuition refund. If your target school accepts spring enrollment for freshmen which is rare for 4-year schools I would apply as a freshmen rather than a transfer.
  • cjmcjm Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    Why as a freshman? Would student still be considered for merit money? Transfers do not receive any merit aid, or do they?
  • williams348williams348 Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    Freshman generally receive priority over transfer students and have an easier time being admitted to schools because the school accepts more of them. I can't speak for merit money specifically as that's dependent on the school's policy but yes freshman generally do receive better financial aid packages than transfer students as well.
  • SamBorSamBor Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    No, the college im transfering to doesnt require LOR's...but I think my best option is just to stick out the semester and see if I like it, and then transfer spring if I dont
  • ferryboat10ferryboat10 Registered User Posts: 636 Member
    As williams said, are the schools you're applying to reaches, matches or safeties coming out of HS? It is very hard to get into a reach with just 1 semester or year to improve upon your HS record. Not only have you not proven significantly your college record, but transfer admissions are more selective.
  • dlavier21dlavier21 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Regarding the same situation. Do you need recommendations from college professors or high school instructors? Any help is much appreciated.
  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,662 Senior Member
    College profs/TAs (see sticky thread: Transfer Admissions 101 for a discussion)
  • theway007theway007 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Hey, so I am a freshman this year at this private school down in florida. i don't like anything about it at all. I'm in college and i have a curfew, when people can come up to my dorm and what i wear. I wasn't sure what i was totally getting into and i wish i did because i don't like it here at all. everyone says to wait to out for a year then decide if i want to transfer, but i have my mind set and i want to transfer after the first semester to a suny school, oneonta or cortland preferably. Does anyone know if it is possible for me to do that? I have 15 credits, so please anyone just let me know!
  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,662 Senior Member
    ^^start a new thread with your question.
  • college_ruledcollege_ruled Registered User Posts: 1,243 Senior Member
    I know someone who wasn't happy first semester, took a leave of absence for her second semester, and applied to schools for the fall.
  • BusyBee427BusyBee427 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    That is so ironic! I planned to go to Florida for college but last minute switched to Hartwick College, which is in Oneonta, NY, right next to SUNY!! Will be starting there in a couple weeks =D
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