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It’s comforting to know that you have the option to transfer to another college but sometimes the reason for wanting to transfer may not be justified. Take a look at some of the reasons when it is good to apply for a transfer and some reasons that may not make the transfer worth your while.

Good Reasons To Transfer

  • You are not being challenged enough academically.
  • You have finally decided what subject you want to major in, but it is not offered in the college you are attending.
  • You’ve switched majors and there is a better program elsewhere.
  • A change in your family’s financial resources requires you to move to a less expensive college.
  • You’ve completed your Associate’s Degree and you’re ready to transfer to a four year college to earn your Bachelor’s.
  • A change in your family’s dynamics requires you to move closer home to meet certain obligations.
  • The college isn’t the right fit for you—academically or culturally.

Bad Reasons To Transfer 

  • You are having problems getting along with your roommate

A better solution may be to simply request if you can change your room instead. You don’t have to switch colleges just to get away from one person.

While separation can be hard especially if this is the first time you are living away from home, it is something you must get used to. Speaking to a campus counselor may help.

  •  You don’t like the teaching staff

This could happen anywhere. Transferring is not guarantee that you will get professors you like.  Learning some strategies for dealing with students and faculty in your present college is a skill that will serve you well when you graduate and start working.

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