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How do I approach a college transfer essay differently?

So I'm thinking about transferring and I’ve heard the essay is kinda different? What are the key elements to include in a college transfer essay that might differ from a first-year application essay? I want to make sure my reasons for transferring come across clearly.

8 months ago

Hi there! You're correct that a transfer essay has its own unique elements. One key difference is that you should focus on explaining why your current institution isn't the right fit for you and how the new college will better meet your academic and personal goals. It's important to be specific both about why you're leaving and what you're looking for. For example, if you're transferring for a stronger program in your major, describe what excites you about the program at the new school. Furthermore, reflect on your college experience thus far and articulate what you've learned about yourself that has informed your decision to transfer. Make sure to stay positive throughout your essay; rather than criticizing your current school, highlight the opportunities you're seeking. Lastly, address how you'll contribute to the new college community based on your past experiences. Balancing these elements will create a compelling narrative for your transfer application. Good luck!

8 months ago

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