How to Transfer Colleges Without Any Stress

July 21, 2022


Is transferring colleges hard? It can be a daunting task, but with the right planning and preparation, it can be a relatively easy process. Here is a short guide to transferring colleges, to help make the transfer process as smooth as possible.


What to consider when transferring colleges 

When considering a transfer, consider the following:

  •     The credits that will transfer
  •     The programs offered by the new school
  •     How much the new school will cost
  •     The location of the new school
  •     The size of the new school
  •     How the school fits your values and goals


How to choose the right school for you 

When choosing a school, there are many factors to consider. One of the most important factors is what the school offers in terms of programs. 

Students should research the different schools in their area and look into the programs they are interested in to make sure that the school has what they are looking for.

Another important factor to consider is the cost of the school. Tuition and other expenses can add up, so students should make sure they are aware of how much the new school will cost.

Location is another important factor to consider when transferring schools. Students should think about whether they want to be in a big city or a small town, and whether the new school is close to home or far away. 

The cost of travel and whether a student will be able to go home on breaks may be a factor for some.

The size of the school is also something to consider. Some students prefer a smaller school, while others want a larger school with more options. 

Students should think about what type of atmosphere they want to be in and what type of school fits their personality and values. The differences between public and private secular schools and faith-based colleges can be significant.


The benefits of transferring colleges 

There are many benefits to transferring colleges. One of the most important benefits is that students can transfer their credits to the new school—so they don’t have to completely start over! This makes the process much easier and less time-consuming.


Another benefit of transferring schools is that students can find a school that has the program they want. If a student is not happy with the program offered at their current school, they can find a new school that has the program they are interested in.


How to transfer to Crown

At Crown, we welcome transfer students! You will find the application process is similar to when you applied for your first college/university. 

How to transfer colleges: When you apply for transfer, we will need four things from you—an application, a spiritual life essay, your high school transcript, and your previous college transcript(s). We do not require SAT or ACT scores, but you are welcome to provide them.

For more information, see our detailed transfer process guide.


How to make the transfer process as smooth as possible 

The transfer process can be difficult, but there are ways to make it smoother. Here are a few tips for students to help make the process easier:


  •     Start by researching the different schools that offer the program they are interested in.
  •     Make a list of the schools they want to apply to and make sure they know which credits will transfer.
  •     Talk to their current school about how to transfer credits.
  •     Submit their applications as early as possible.
  •     Be prepared for the transition and take advantage of the resources available to them.


Doing the research and making a plan are the most important things students can do when transferring colleges. Having a plan will help ensure a smooth transition and will make the process less stressful. 



Whether it’s changing colleges or cities, the process can be stressful. To make sure they don’t get overwhelmed and to have a successful transition, we recommend students take time to plan out their move before making any decisions. 

It is important to think about which credits will transfer over to the new school, whether they offer programs in line with their interests, and the cost of attendance. 

Additionally, it is helpful to research the location and size of the new school. If transferring colleges within the same state, weigh the pros and cons of staying close to home or going somewhere new. 

If moving out of state, take into consideration how much travel will be involved. 

The goal is to be proactive in the transfer search, and not be afraid to ask around for advice! There are plenty of resources and people who want to help with the transfer process. 


We hope these tips will help make the next steps a little less intimidating. Our Admissions team can answer questions and guide you through all the steps. Contact us at 952-446-4142 |