So now you’ve taken it to your heart that you’re going to change your college but you have no idea what to do next! Well, it’s your career we’re talking about so no jokes are to be cracked here. What I advice is, firstly you should consult your counselor and have a look at the list of colleges you’d like to apply for. It’s necessary to be sure of the fact that your purpose would be solved while transferring and the college provides you with the course you want to opt for and the majors you want to do in future.
A majority of students decide to transfer mid-session or while they are in the process of education. Many have reasons as genuine as better career opportunities and better affiliation. Others leave the college for bad culture and stuff. Mark my words, there is no guarantee that the new college would work out for you. Try your best to solve the issues regarding the old institute itself instead of leaving it and going off to a whole new environment. Also, whatsoever, this experience is quiet unsettling and would slow down your studies a bit for a while. So keep that in mind.
If you still need to or want to switch colleges, you need to pay attention to a number of things. Before transferring, take a look at these bullet points and verify:
- Send for the catalogue of the college and check out the requirements like the degree needed and criteria to be followed. Also see what the college has to offer in terms of study materials and courses.
- Before you apply for a transfer, you need to make sure that you qualify for the college, that you have the degree required with their cut off marks or grades.
- You need to check out if the new college accredits the degrees of the old one.
- Check out on the special schemes like scholarships, etc and on the rules adhered to and deadlines followed in the college you’re going to apply for.
- Prefer colleges which have a transfer agreement with your current one. This will ease the process and cut down on the work you’ve got to make up for.
- Check out the expenditure in your new college, including travelling charges incurred, accommodation, food, books, and fees of course, etc.
- Follow up the programs you need and the ones with the highest job placements.
- See what courses from your current college can be transferred and also note how they are transferred. Is it alright? Ask yourself
- Try your best to get the credits transferred in subjects you’ve scored good grades, it’ll be beneficial.
- Also know what credits are transferrable and be sure you get them transferred.
- Check on the authenticity of the college, the formalities to be complete and things alike well in advance
Do your best and shine high. May this transfer prove fruitful for you and all the best for your future and career.