Professionally, as an Academic Advisor at a community college, I help students journey through the community college maze and help them with a savvy and seamless transfer to a four-year university. However, as a mother of two boys and older sister to a senior stud in high school, I introduce them to life in college and important things that they should know.
Do you remember over the summer when I took the boys to explore the University of Illinois?
Or, how about when we made the trip to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on the way to the Virginias in June? If not, that’s okay, but you are more than welcome to check out the posts! 🙂
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Anywho, if you are looking for some basic College 101 tips to get you going and transferring, I’ve provided some tips below. In addition to the tips below, I’ve also included information on the Transfer Times scholarship.
And, what you know? Miami University in Oxford, Ohio is one of the school listed to accept the scholarship! Pretty amazing, huh?
So, without further adieu, 3 Tips for a Savvy College Transfer.
First, know what credits will transfer. If you have not yet met with your Academic Advisor or Counselor, schedule an appointment as soon as possible to ensure that your application checklist has been completed for the university of your choice and that you are aware of what credits will transfer.
If you would like to complete additional research on your own, please check out Transferology.
Next, if you have not completed your 2018-2019 FAFSA, please remember to do so as soon as possible and include the colleges that you are interested in. It is easier to add them when you renew the FAFSA, than it is to deal with the hassle of FAFSA corrections.
Finally, know what your financial plan is. Unfortunately, the financial aid you receive from your FAFSA will usually not cover all of your expenses at the four-year institution, so be mindful of this and have additional sources of financial support.
$6,000 Scholarship Alert!
Did you know that you could enter for a chance to win a $6,000 scholarship from the Transfer Times? That’s right! The deadline is May 1, 2018. Some Illinois schools that the scholarship will cover includes schools such as Greenville University and Bradley University. Some out-of-state schools include Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and Grand Canyon University.
Well, there you have it! A brief on what you should be considering as you are planning to transfer to a four-year university.
P.S. Here’s a fun fact.
Did you know that college beds are not your normal twin size bed? That’s right! They are actually a little bit larger, so standard twin sheets won’t normally work. Plan accordingly. 🙂
If this helped you any, shoot me an email and let me know! I’d love to hear from you!