The hidden costs of transferring


Posted by Ryan DeVito on 2 April 2018

It's increasingly common for students to transfer to a different school at some point during their college career. Transferring may be a good choice, but students should be aware of the potential hidden costs of leaving their original school.

Check out this article that details six potential pitfalls for transfer students. Transfer students run the risk of not having all of their credits accepted by their new college. Transferring to a different college could leave students looking at a 5- or 6-year path to a bachelor's degree, a slower pace that could result in incurring more loan debt. Even if all of your credits do transfer, they may only show up on your transcript as pass/fail electives - so all of your hard work for a high GPA will essentially be erased.

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