It is getting more and more difficult to apply for undergraduates in the United States. The randomness of university admissions policies/the pursuit of political correctness, more time allocated, and dissatisfaction with existing schools have caused more students to focus on transferring. You can record your transfer application process under the question, and also provide a reference for other students who want to transfer.
I will do this! Invited the little sisters who just transferred from the top15 liberal arts college to the U.S. University of Ivy League to share. The following is her summary: everyone can use this sharing as a “transfer application manual”, the purpose of which is: after reading it, you can also DIY your own transfer! As a student who has just finished the DIY transfer from Meiben, I will share with my personal experience the specific process of transferring from Meiben. This sharing is explained in accordance with the timeline of the transfer application. General description: transfers are generally applied for in the first or second year of the university. The transfer application channel of most major universities is still through the common app (you should know about this application if you have experienced mainstream US), but some apply through other methods , Go to the official website to see clearly! This article will specifically explain the application of common app. At the same time, the application deadline of most schools will be slightly later than that of Meiben, but the specific school is still different, so it is really important to go to the official website to find information! I applied for a transfer when I was in my freshman year, which is equivalent to going to a new school in my sophomore year. The original school is the top 15 liberal arts college, and the college that I want to transfer is the top 15 university. The motivation for transferring is simple, that is, I think I can go to a school that is more suitable for me. But I really like the original school, the professors and classmates are super nice! The first step: make up your mind. DDL: It is recommended to decide whether to transfer before the beginning of the new school year, that is, before September. Personal experience: Since I was not very satisfied with the results of the application season, I had the idea of transferring schools very early. This also provided sufficient preparation time for my subsequent application process. Important note: This is actually the most difficult step in transferring. This determination must be firm, firm enough that nothing will shake your idea of transferring. Deciding before September will give you the motivation to learn a full semester. From the beginning of the semester, you must study each subject carefully. Ask your seniors and sisters in advance about the selection of courses, and avoid choosing courses that are too difficult and get low scores. P.S. Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to transfer, and transferring is another lonely journey of fighting for themselves. But now that you have made this determination, you must continue to move toward your goal. Step 2: School ResearchDDL: It is recommended before November. Personal experience: After two months of learning and adaptation, I already know roughly what kind of learning atmosphere and location I like. Whether you like big lectures or small classes, cities or villages, ice and snow or sunshine, these are all important reference factors for school choice, not just school rankings. Important note: School Research recommends learning from three channels: the school’s official website, sharing by students, and personal visits to the school. School official website: Be sure to go to the official website to know the transfer requirements, application channels and deadlines. At the same time, it is recommended to go to the official website to learn more about the specific courses and research of the school. When writing the essays of why school, the more specific the reason, the more the admissions officer will see your enthusiasm for transferring to the school. Sharing with students: Sharing with students is another aspect that allows you to better understand the school, because after all, the official website is still an ideal description. The best way to understand the academic atmosphere, after-school activities, and room and board conditions is to consult the students. Visiting the school in person: In the end, visiting the school in person is not necessary, but sometimes it will directly determine whether you want/don’t want to apply to a school. Some school visits will allow you to communicate directly with the admissions officer, which is also a good opportunity. [However, due to the epidemic, many schools have also stopped their school visits. You still need to learn more about updated information on the official website. 】