After you’ve done some initial research concerning the college admissions transfer process, it’s time to start thinking about the pros and cons of transferring in the spring.
Your first question may very well be “when is the spring semester in college?” The spring semester typically begins in January, with most spring transfer application deadlines falling in mid-October. These deadlines do range from late September to mid-November. Some colleges even offer rolling admission, which means they will accept transfer applications even later.
Transferring in the fall is much more common and almost all schools will accept transfer applications in the fall. Schools that accept spring transfers, however, are a bit more of a minority. This is why it’s important to compile a list of colleges that accept mid-year transfers and to take careful note of each school’s spring semester transfer deadline. Your decision of whether to transfer in the spring or fall may end up depending on which schools you are most interested in attending and whether or not they are colleges that accept spring transfers.
Spring semester transfer applications can also feel a bit more complicated than fall semester transfer applications. This is mostly on account of deadlines, as spring application deadlines tend to vary more than fall applications. Stay organized throughout the transfer application process and take extra care to verify deadlines.