College Students and Graduates

College Transfer Admissions Counseling

Our counselors have direct experience with the transfer admissions process and can help you gain admission to your top-choice schools.

Expert Transfer Admissions Guidance

This isn’t déjà vu. Applying to college again as a transfer student may seem like a repeat process, but the transfer admissions process is unique and can be even more selective, with different requirements, recommendations, deadlines, and essays. At IvyWise, we work with students to help them identify their best-fit transfer schools and guide them through the admissions process from start to finish in order to have the best chance of admission to their top-choice schools.

“Over 1/3 of college students will transfer universities at some point in their higher education career.”

Is Transfer Admissions Right for You?

There are a number of reasons why students choose to transfer schools during their higher education journey. The reality is, it’s not as simple as picking out a new college or university and enrolling. Especially for students hoping to apply to more selective institutions. At IvyWise, we work with students to understand why they want to transfer and what they want out of their new school – academically, socially, and financially – and what it will take to achieve that goal. If your answer is “yes” to any of the questions below – exploring transfer admissions with our experts is the right move for you.

  • Have your academic interests and goals changed?
  • Is the campus experience not what you expected?
  • Are the academics at your current school too rigorous or not challenging enough?
  • Are you hoping to gain admission to a top school after a successful first year of college?
  • Are you looking to transfer from a two-year school to a four-year university?
  • Is your current school not a good financial fit?

IvyWise Transfer Admissions Counselors Will Work With You To:

Determine whether transferring is the best option to help you reach your goals
Identify what you are seeking from your undergraduate experience
Discover the schools that will be a good fit for you to transfer into
Advise on the appropriate courses to take at your current institution to ensure a smooth transition to your transfer school
Suggest ways to make the most out of your time in your current school
Apply to your best-fit transfer schools, including guidance with the resume, essays, and more

Benefit from the Entire Team’s Expertise – Something No One Else Offers

During the transfer application process, you will work with your counselor to complete your individual applications. Applications are then submitted to the IvyWise Roundtable, which is a mock admissions committee, for feedback from our entire graduate counseling team – benefiting from over 300 years of collective admissions experience. The IvyWise Roundtable reviews all aspects of each application, providing constructive feedback that enables students to implement critical changes before submitting and put forward their best possible applications.

“Knowing that I was being guided by a ‘safe pair of hands’ through the transfer process allowed me to focus on my studies and what I wanted from my next university. IvyWise took much of the stress associated with transferring from one college to another off my shoulders. This gave me the opportunity to devote my energies to my essays, rather than spending it on unnecessary worrying.”  – Student, Accepted as a Transfer Student to the University of Virginia

“Thank you all so much for you support and guidance in my application. It was obvious that you and the rest of the staff invested a lot of time and energy editing my essays and finding ways to emphasize my passion for Cornell and Ithaca. I’m sure you’re thanked a lot for ‘helping to realize my dream, etc.’ but that’s exactly what you’ve done in my case. It was a pleasure working with you.”  – Student, Accepted as a Transfer Student to Cornell University

“Mission accomplished. I cannot even begin to explain how ecstatic I am right now. Your guidance and insight was instrumental in helping secure my spot at Hopkins. I am truly very grateful for all you have done.” – Student, Accepted as a Transfer Student to The Johns Hopkins University

Academic Support and Tutoring for Transfer Admissions

Transferring to a new college isn’t just about finding the right fit – you also need to be academically qualified. Academic performance is paramount in the transfer admissions process, and at IvyWise we have a team of tutoring experts and skills coaches to help you not only excel academically at your current institution but also develop the executive functioning and study skills necessary to succeed at your new school. IvyWise counselors and tutors work together to maximize student outcomes and ensure that you are reaching your personal and academic goals with customized academic support and executive function coaching.

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