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My son did not enjoy his freshman year, and is looking to transfer to another college. Is it easier to get into a top college as a transfer student than as a freshman?
The qualities that a transfer applicant has are looked at differently than those of a first-year applicant. The transfer students' performance since high school is more closely looked at than high school grades and SAT scores, although those may be also factored. Colleges also want to know the student's motivation for transferring in an essay.
Author: Pamela K. Pik