There are a few things to consider if you are thinking about transfering.
- If you are attending a State university and considering transferring to an out-of-state State university, you probably won’t get in-state tuition if you don’t live there. That could make a big different financially. Some State universites offer reciprocal tuition rates to bordering states, so that would be a good thing to look into.
- Are your current tuition credits transferrable to the new college/university? You can find this out by looking at the university website or give the admissions department a call. This is something you want to carefully investigate becaue you don’t want to lose credits if you can avoid it.
- From a social standpoint, as you know, you’ll most likely be starting over again. This can be exciting but somewhat intimidating. There are usually sessions that help students acclimate to the new enviroment and meet other transfers, so you can ask the admissions people about how they ease the transition for transfer students.
I transfered my sophmore year because the new university had a more highly rated program that I was interested in. And honestly, I wanted to be closer to home. 2 hours from home rather than 7 hours made me feel more comfortable. But that’s just me. Some people don’t have an issue with that.
Kimberly recommends the following next steps:
- google: "reciprocal tuition state universities"