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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The College Transfer Application

If you’re applying in the next few weeks as a transfer student to highly selective colleges, like the Ivy League colleges, you may have grown a bit frustrated with the application platform. Maybe you felt the prompts were intended for high school seniors to complete and, well, you’re not a … 

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Transferring to Duke

Considering transferring to Duke University? Well, you’re in luck because Duke, under the leadership of its longtime Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Christoph Guttentag, is placing a special emphasis on increasing its transfer enrollment numbers. And why? Guttetag and his admissions team at Duke believe — as do many admissions officers across … 

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If You Wish To Transfer Colleges

It’s April 23rd. That means that procrastinating students who applied during the Regular Decision admissions cycle still have some time to decide where exactly they wish to spend the next four years of their lives. Most students have made up their minds by now. But you’d be amazed how many are still … 

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Princeton Transfer Admissions

It hasn’t happened since 1990. For more than 25 years, not a single student has earned admission as a transfer to Princeton University. That’s because Princeton has had a no-transfer policy. But times are changing for this Ivy League college. Beginning in 2018, Princeton will finally put a plan in … 

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Time for Transfer Applicants

‘Tis now the season for transfers. If you are intending to transfer colleges, know that the transfer admission deadline for most highly selective colleges is on or about March 1, 2016. Maybe you’re unhappy at the college to which you chose to attend (we hope not!). Or maybe you made … 

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Congratulations to Our Transfer Students

Congratulations to all of our students who earned admission as transfer applicants during these last days! For those of you not familiar with the competitiveness of the transfer admissions process, it is always more competitive than the admissions process for first-year applicants. There are, quite simply, fewer slots. But what we’ve … 

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Transferring Colleges on the Rise

Transferring colleges is on the rise across America. Each spring and summer, students we didn’t work with as they applied to college approach us to inquire if we’ll help them with their transfer applications to highly selective colleges. We always encourage them to see if they actually like the college they intend to … 

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