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How to transfer to the college of your choice
Freedman, Eric.
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Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, 2002.
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xi, 265 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
Why transfer? -- So why do they want you? -- Reaching out to transfer students -- Scope out the colleges -- Scope out the academics -- Make the campus visit -- Community college transfer services -- The application process -- Support your application -- Solve the mysteries of transferring credits -- Traditional financial aid opportunities -- Financial aid opportunities for transfer students -- Great news-- you're accepted! -- Make the most of the orientation process -- Survive the transition.
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Whether you're looking for a low-cost way to complete your college education or desiring an intellectual or social change of pace, this groundbreaking guide will help you decide if transferring from one institution to another -- an increasingly popular but often perplexing academic option -- is right for you. Education writer and Pulitzer Prize -- winning journalist Eric Freedman elucidates everything that students, parents, and college counselors need to know about the transferring process.

Author Notes

Eric Freedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Educational Press Association award-winning writer whose articles have appeared in more than 125 publications. He has authored or co-authored five books He is currently a senior writer for Community College Week and an assistant professor at Michigan State University's School of Journalism

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Chapter 1 Why Transfer?p. 1
Chapter 2 So Why Do They Want You?p. 17
Chapter 3 Reaching Out to Transfer Studentsp. 29
Chapter 4 Scope Out the Collegesp. 39
Chapter 5 Scope Out the Academicsp. 75
Chapter 6 Make the Campus Visitp. 97
Chapter 7 Community College Transfer Servicesp. 111
Chapter 8 The Application Processp. 121
Chapter 9 Support Your Applicationp. 139
Chapter 10 Solve the Mysteries of Transferring Creditsp. 165
Chapter 11 Traditional Financial Aid Opportunitiesp. 179
Chapter 12 Financial Aid Opportunities for Transfer Studentsp. 195
Chapter 13 Great News--You're Accepted!p. 205
Chapter 14 Make the Most of the Orientation Processp. 223
Chapter 15 Survive the Transitionp. 235
Conclusionp. 251
Glossaryp. 254
Indexp. 257