How to Know if You Need to Transfer Schools

As a high school student, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of choices for college. Most research their options for at least two years, visiting their top choices and narrowing down options. But at times all the planning won’t reveal the reality that a student may not fit into a specific school. Perhaps the dorms are too noisy or the classes aren’t challenging; deciding to leave is most certainly a difficult choice.


One of the biggest reasons students choose a particular school is because of a specific program or major. However, there are times where the program doesn’t live up to expectations or the student determines they aren’t the right fit for the program. You may be able to simply change majors, but it’s important to evaluate your options within the school to see if there’s a better fit for your interests.


A lot of students choose a school without considering distance. They love the programs, student life and extracurricular activities. But there are times when homesickness can strike even the most independent student. Most immediately begin to research transfer programs to find a way to move closer to home. Others will simply tough it out or buy frequent tickets home.