ERIC Number: ED338149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Transferring Made Easy: A Guide to Changing Colleges Successfully.
Shishkoff, Muriel M.
This book offers students practical guidance in transferring from one higher educational institution to another, including two-year and community colleges. Following a reprint of the transfer student's bill of rights and an introduction, chapter 1 identifies seven steps to a successful transfer: (1) identify the career and course of study you wish to pursue; (2) choose a school that is right for you and will help you meet your goals; (3) determine if you (and your credits) are eligible for admission; (4) get help drawing up a transfer plan that will satisfy your degree requirements; (5) plan for and complete your school's graduation and general education patterns; (6) plan and complete your lower division major preparation; and (7) don't take your eyes off the goal. Chapter 2 lists common pitfalls to easy transfers and offers advice for how to avoid them. Chapter 3 discusses funding, including financial aid packages, grants, loans, part-time jobs, and others. Chapter 4 treats the needs of special students, including reentry adults, athletes, international students, the handicapped, students in the military, and minorities. Chapter 5 answers 50 frequently asked questions about transferring, and chapter 6 discusses the adjustment required after the transfer takes place. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Credits, College Transfer Students, Colleges, Higher Education, Prior Learning, School Policy, Student Adjustment, Transfer Policy, Two Year Colleges
Peterson's Guides, 202 Carnegie Center, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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