4 Questions Community College Students Must Ask Themselves Before Transferring

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As a community college student, it’s understandable if your primary focus is to “get out” as fast as possible while doing the bare minimum work required to move on to bigger and better things. However, in the dizzying rush to transfer, we may miss opportunities for success or, conversely, opportunities to avoid failure.

Now is the time to slow down and really look at what you’ve accomplished and where you’re headed. To help you along, here are the four important questions that every community college student needs to answer before transferring.…

“Every Student Is A Lot More Than What The Admissions Office Sees On Paper”

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Lori Connor has worked in admissions and financial aid for 15 years. Today, she helps school implement SALT™ for parent company, American Student Assistance®. Since we’re right in the middle of college application season, Aaron Weber asked her to tell us about admissions, money, and transferring to new schools.…

4 Reasons Why Transferring As “Undecided” Is A Bad Idea

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Are you a community college student who hasn’t declared a major yet (or you’ve declared a general major such as liberal arts or general studies)? Well, if you’re thinking of transferring as an undecided or general major, think again.

Not only will transferring with no major or a general major hurt your chances of admission into certain schools, but it can also cost you more money. Here are four reasons why transferring as an undecided major is a bad idea.…

Community College Students: Don’t Forget About Fee Waivers!

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Even though the fall semester just began, you may already be thinking about applying for transfer admission.

Anyone who has ever gone through the college admissions process knows that it can be an expensive endeavor. College application fees can range from $35 to $90, taking the SAT/ACT is going to run you a good $50/test, and random other costs (postage, CSS Profile fees, etc.) will cost you even more.

Multiplied by the six or seven schools that the average student applies to, and it adds up to a lot of dough! Luckily, this process doesn’t have to be a burden for students who qualify as low income because fee waivers can help you to avoid most of these costs.…

Semester-By-Semester Community College Transfer Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I’ve given a lot of tips for transferring from community college to a 4-year school. However, I haven’t walked you through the process step-by-step in a single post. Let’s change that!

If you just started community college this fall, or if you’re a bit further along, I’ve illustrated things to achieve each semester that can help you reach your transfer goals. Print out a copy, and check off all you’ve accomplished (or see what you need to get started on).…