Why Top Colleges Like Transfer Students

Why do highly selective colleges endeavor to admit a round of transfer admits each and every year? It’s simple. Transfer students often significantly contribute to a university’s diversity. You see, in the transfer round, college admissions officers at our nation’s most elite schools are able to offer admission to students … 

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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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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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Congratulations to Our Transfer Students

Congratulations to all of our students who earned admission as transfer applicantsĀ 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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Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants, it’s about that time when you should be deciding if you really do want to switch schools. Maybe switching schools isn’t the right decision for you. Maybe, with time, you’ll come to love the school you matriculated to after high school. Maybe you had a bad experience with … 

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Guaranteed Transfer College Admission

In a letter to the editor in today’s “New York Times” from Monica Inzer, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Hamilton College, Ms. Inzer stands by her previous statement in which she stated that guaranteed transfer college admission is “borderline unethical.” We happen to agree with Ms. Inzer and … 

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Guaranteed College Admission

There is an article in the “New York Times” today that describes the plight of students who are offered what is known in the world of college admissions as “deferred admission” or “guaranteed transfer admission.” A university that is well known for offering this option happens to be an Ivy … 

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