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Transfer Students

How Can We Improve the Transfer Process for College Students?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.26.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

We know that while more than eighty percent of first-year community college students surveyed indicate that they are working toward a four-year degree; fewer than fifteen percent will achieve this goal.

Study: One-Third Of College Students Transfer

AP | COLLIN BINKLEY | Posted 07.08.2015 | College

BOSTON (AP) -- More than a third of college students who started in 2008 transferred to another school, according to a new national study, challenging...

The Two College Strategy Reduces the Benefits of College

Susan Gilbert | Posted 12.28.2014 | College
Susan Gilbert

he selection of colleges seem to focus and where and how to get the best post-graduation jobs. In order to accommodate (pay for or get into) the best possible college, there is growing acceptance of, and curiosity around, what I call the Two College Strategy.

A Lot Of College Students Do Not Finish Their Degrees Where They Started

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.20.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — Today's mobile college students are switching schools not just within their state but outside of it. A report to be released Thur...

The Biggest Mistakes Transfer Students Make

Alexandra Rice | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

It's far too easy to miss a deadline or to forget to send a document, causing you to lose your spot at your dream school. The following tips can help students to avoid transfer credit fails, financial aid missteps, and new-school shell shock.

From Cornfields to the City: What It Feels Like to Be a Transfer Student

Melanie Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Melanie Stone

No one knows me here. There are some days when I feel invisible. I can walk around campus without recognizing anybody. To these people, I'm just another student, an anonymous face in the crowd.

The Problem With Being a Transfer Student

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Nearly 50 percent of the students enrolled in America attend community colleges. Isn't it time that somebody thought about how best to prepare these students to meet their goals and workforce needs? Perhaps we should begin first by asking the students what they need most.

Our Future Hinges Upon Educating Diverse Students

Paul C. Pribbenow | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Paul C. Pribbenow

What excites me about the diversity of faces, faiths, and backgrounds I see is that this diversity truly is the image of the future of our state and nation -- our shared future.

Why Student Success Is Critical to America

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Student access continues as a high priority in American higher education. But it now has a twin goal: student success.

9 Tips for Turning Freshmen Blues Around

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Rebecca Joseph

If students want to transfer, there are things they must do to maximize their chances of success in transferring and ideally finding happiness at their current college.

11 Famous College Transfer Students

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 01.29.2013 | College
Maureen Elinzano

It's a sad, but true fact that a lot of people don't get into their dream school -- the first time around.

The Nightmare of Achieving Accuracy in Student Attrition Studies

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

When it comes to identifying how well an institution is doing on student success, even the most basic data element is difficult to define. Indeed, how does one define "student?"

The Transfer Student: The New Hot Commodity

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.28.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

A few of the more thoughtful institutions are beginning to discover that transfer students can not only supplement and complete a class but also that they can be a fundamental building block in the design of a class.

How to Hack Your Way Into a Top College

Mallory Huffman | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Mallory Huffman

It's August and college freshmen who got their applications turned in and accepted in time to meet last year's deadlines are about to descend on campuses across America. Wish you were with them?

Where Transfer Students Want To Go

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.17.2012 | College

Students looking to transfer out of their schools seem to be fleeing to Florida, California and Texas, according to U.S. News and World Report's list ...

Life as a Transfer Student

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

Is it a choice I would recommend? It's a tough, personal and likely uncomfortable decision to make -- especially for those who drive around town with the mascot of their former school plastered across their car's license plate (just saying). It's not for everyone.

Don't Let College Rejections Stand in Your Way

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

May 1 is the national college decision day. So that means seniors and their families need to spend the next five weeks making some very powerful college decisions.

Clearinghouse Five

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

A new study is right to focus on the importance of community colleges in the U.S. higher education system. But no study can point to or graph why a student might transfer, because only we can draw the best fit.