Welcome to the Back to School FAQs Part 1: Transfer Steps! My name is Ethan Thornton, I’m the Administrative Coordinator to the Dean of Students. Today we’re going to answer some of your top FAQs about the transfer process and going back to school today. I’ll be interviewing a couple of very knowledgeable guests about the transfer process.
What is the first step to transferring?
There are a lot of steps in transferring to a college, but step one is research. Find a school that fits the program or lifestyle that resonates with you. Step 1B is to get your transcript sent to your potential school. We’ll go over that a bit later. (See our video about the difference unofficial and official transcripts)
Or if you want to transfer to have a better education and affordability, look into scholarships and school requirements for an easy transition. Spalding is a private university at a public university cost! You may be eligible for up to university-funded transfer scholarships.
Can I transfer and still graduate in four years?
The short answer is yes. It is possible, the long answer is it will depend on a few key things. If you are an undergrad student with a plan to transfer, say from a community college, you could work with your current academic advisor to take courses that are transferable to other schools. In this case you can often take 1 or possible two years at a community college, then finish at Spalding.
However, it would depend on if you have changed your major and may need to take major-specific courses to meet requirements. Or may have to take make-up courses at other schools.
How do I know if all my credits will transfer?
First step, you will need to do a transfer credit evaluation. It is free!
Many colleges and universities offer tools or other ways for you to see what credits will transfer. At Spalding, our admission team can do an unofficial transcript review before you apply. We also accept block credit transfer if you’ve earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.
- What is the difference between an official transcript and unofficial transcript?
- How do I send a transfer transcript to colleges?
- Am I eligible for financial aid as a transfer student?
- How can I pick the right school the second time around?
- When should I transfer?
- Can I apply to a college that previously rejected my application
- Should I finish my college degree?
You can also watch all of our videos on our Back To School YouTube Playlist!