The pressure is on for high school seniors to choose a college by May 1. They need to think carefully about their choices because transferring schools during your college years will likely cost you in time and money.
Nearly one in three undergraduates who begin studying at a two- or four-year college will move on to at least one other institution in pursuit of a degree. That means, for one reason or another, a large share of students end up navigating the admissions process twice (if not several times), reorienting themselves to new campuses and negotiating the transfer and acceptance of their old credits.
It can be costly
The research on these trends, while extensive, ultimately boils down to this: those who attend only one institution graduate in less time than those who attend several (and, in graduating quicker, pay tuition for fewer semesters).
Lionel Anderson gives advice to high school seniors on selecting the right college, focusing on these five factors.
- Academic Support
- Student Life