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Transfering schools: what you need to know

Plenty of students transfer between colleges every year. In fact, about one-third of all students will swap institutions at least once before earning their degree.

Transferring can be a great idea if you're sure that the new school offers opportunities your current school lacks. That said, transferring colleges involves an application process, and competition for open spots can be fierce. Your odds of acceptance as a transfer student are very different from your odds of admission as a first year. Here’s our advice on how to decide if transferring schools is right for you and tips for navigating the process once you’ve decided to make a change.

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