How do I decide what transfer school is right for me?
Start by determining what schools have the major you are planning on working toward. Compare the schools looking at size, location, cost, major requirements, etc.
Narrow your choices to 3 or 4 schools and then explore the school and what it has to offer further.
Go visit your top choices. Meet with advisors, faculty, housing, financial aid and get a tour of the campus. Talk with the current students about what they like and don’t like about the institution.
Get connected with the school’s transfer coordinator. Each school typically has one staff person dedicated to helping students who are planning on transferring to their institution.
When do I start applying to transfer schools?
You need to start one year in advance and be aware of any deadlines the school has in place. Some schools will accept you once your admissions packet is complete and some schools have a specific deadline and then will decide on acceptance.
How do I get a copy of my transcript?
If you need an official copy sent, you may request this through mySandburg or you may go to Student Services and request a copy (you must present a photo ID).
If you need an unofficial copy, go to mySandburg and print out a copy.
Don’t forget to get a final transcript sent once you have completed all your courses at Sandburg.
What is reverse transfer?
- Reverse transfer is when a Sandburg student doesn’t complete all the requirements needed for the degree before transferring to another college or university.
- If you complete courses at your transfer school that meet your degree requirements here at Sandburg, you can have a transcript at that institution sent back to Sandburg and get your degree.
- Speak with your Sandburg advisor/counselor to decide what courses you need to complete your degree.
How do I apply for financial aid at my transfer school?
Complete the FAFSA and include the transfer school’s code. Your information will be sent to the schools you listed and the colleges will send you award letters. Pay close attention to the schools’ filing deadlines.
How do I apply for scholarships at my transfer school?
- Each school may be a little different but look at their website for scholarship opportunities or speak with the Transfer Coordinator for guidance. Some schools offer specific scholarships for transfer students.