Should You Transfer Colleges? Signs To Never Ignore

How to know if it’s a good idea for you to transfer colleges or not

Khadejah Stegall Sep, 01, 2017

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The fairytale college life that you see on TV is accepting your college choice and living out the best four years of your life, but sometimes in reality, that college choice may have ended up being the wrong choice. Transferring schools is perfectly normal and we’re here to have a honest conversation with you to help you decide if you really need to transfer colleges. Transferring can sound scary. The thought of starting over, meeting new friends and leaving old ones can give you an uneasy feeling. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, over one third of college students transfer colleges at least once. Here are some of the signs it’s time to transfer colleges.

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Tuition is expensive, especially at private universities. When it becomes a burden and you are struggling to stay at your dream school, it may be time to look at a cheaper option if nothing is working in your favor. “The biggest factor that motivated my

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“Sometimes we try to make things work that may not be the best choice for us in the long run. God gives us a choice and if we work hard towards something we want, God will allow us to have it, but that doesn't mean that it's his best for our lives.” -Eliz

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If you dread going to class, doing homework and go to sleep unhappy, it’s time to look at different options. Evaluate going through a tough season at college versus never being satisfied with the decision of the college you chose. Get to the root of your

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Sometimes people choose schools too big, too small, too challenging or not challenging enough. Maybe the HBCU experience is not what you thought it would be or a predominantly white college isn’t your cup of tea. It’s OK to be real with yourself and trans

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Your university is great, but maybe another university offers better opportunities for your specific interests and major to jumpstart your career goals. “You need to know that life happens and if you realize that the school you attend no longer satisfies

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You are miserable and you want to go home every chance you get. Don’t confuse this with just missing your family. If you are happier in any environment other than your school, this is a sign.

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“I didn't want to leave all of my friends. I'd made so many connections over the past three years. But I had to realize that after college, people will go their separate ways and take jobs in various cities and states, in search of their dream career. You

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“The transfer has benefited me in more ways than I can count. It gave me a fresh start and has allowed me to apply the life lessons I learned at my old school. Since transferring, I won $20,000+ in scholarships, got to represent my (new) school on a natio