College students still have time to transfer for fall
Transferring from one college to another may seem like a sideshow compared to the great circus that is freshman admissions, but it is actually a big event in itself.
According to a 2005 Department of Education report, about 60 percent of college graduates attend more than one institution by the time they get their bachelor’s degree.
For those students who started in four-year institutions (rather than two-year community colleges) the number is still high--about 47 percent. That’s a lot of movement.
And in some cases, it is easier to get into a school as a transfer student. At the University of California at Los Angeles, for example, the freshman acceptance rate of 22 percent was lower than the transfer acceptance rate of almost 32 percent last year, according to figures on the College Board website.
So if your child is unhappy at college for any reason, there are still a lot of schools accepting transfer applications at this late date in the admissions season, including some of the most highly selective.
Some schools, such as Arizona State University, have rolling admissions. Here are a few other institutions with transfer application deadlines:
University of Pennsylvania
University of Maryland at College Park
Ohio State University
To find out about transfer deadlines, you can check each school’s website, or go to the College Board’s college search site,enter the school name and click. You'll find application deadlines and a lot of other useful information.
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| March 2, 2010; 2:14 PM ET
Categories: College Admissions | Tags: college admissions, transfer students
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