Last Minute Transfer Application Review

Will you be applying for transfer admission in just a few short days? March 1st is right around the corner. Maybe you’ve completed your applications and you believe they’re all ready to go, but a voice in your head is telling you that there might be some significant room for … 

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Transfer Applications During Covid-19

Will transfer applications to our nation’s highly selective colleges be up this year? If you read an article on CNBC entitled “College acceptance rates for transfer students may rise due to coronavirus” by Jessica Dickler, you’d be convinced that transfer applications to our nation’s elite colleges will skyrocket this year, … 

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UPenn Transfer Admission

A record 2,951 students applied for transfer admission to the University of Pennsylvania this past transfer cycle. Of these students, 174 earned admission. This marks a transfer admission rate of 5.9%, the lowest transfer admission rate in UPenn’s history. Of the 174 students offered admission, 116 will begin their studies … 

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Students Considering Transferring Colleges

If you happen to be a student who just finished navigating the highly selective college admissions process and maybe it didn’t turn out as well as you would have liked, now is an opportune time to consider your options. Maybe you dreamed of earning admission to an Ivy League school … 

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Community College Transfers to Top Universities

If you’re a community college student who thinks transferring to a highly selective college, like an Ivy League college, is out of reach, know that these schools seek out — and indeed covet — community college students during the transfer admissions round. These schools believe community college transfers can add … 

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Transfer Students to the Ivies

Ivy League colleges have long sought to admit a diverse cross section of the world’s young people. Maybe these students hail from faraway nations, like Gabon or Senegal. Maybe these students served their country in uniform at great personal sacrifice. Maybe they are underrepresented minorities or will be the first … 

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Students Thinking of Transferring

Thinking of transferring colleges? Maybe you just graduated from high school and you’re not too happy with how the college admissions process turned out. Maybe you had high hopes of earning admission to a more selective school than the school you’ll be matriculating to this fall. Maybe you realize you … 

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Princeton Does Wrong By Transfer Applicants

Princeton reinstated a transfer admissions process this year for the first time since 1990. Before this year, Princeton had been an outlier since all seven of its Ivy League peers admitted transfers. And the school did not stealthily reinstate transfer admissions — it did so to much hype in the press. … 

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Transfer Students Are Data Ghosts

There’s Casper. There’s the Ghost of Christmas Past, Slimer from “Ghostbusters,” the Vanishing Hitchhiker. And then there’s the transfer student. Yes, the vanishing transfer student. You see, the transfer student is essentially a ghost. It’s not that transfer students are invisible once they arrive on the campuses of their new … 

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Looming Deadline for Transfer Students

The transfer deadline for many highly selective colleges, including all of the Ivy League colleges, is either March 1st or March 15th. Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale have March 1 deadlines, while Cornell and UPenn have March 15 deadlines. Outside of the Ivy League, Stanford, Duke, and Northwestern … 

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