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Questions to Ask During a Transfer Fair


  • Does your school offer [major/minor program]? If so, can you tell me about it?
  • Are certain majors more competitive to gain admission to than others?
  • What percent of applicants are accepted to the university?
  • Is housing available to transfer students?
  • May students change their major once they are admitted to the university?
  • Will my AP (advanced placement) credit transfer over? If so, how will it transfer over? (elective credit? general education credit?)
  • Is there a policy that allows students to be admitted in one term and to defer to a subsequent term?
  • How is the grade point average (GPA) used in the admission process?
  • As a transfer student, are there any drawbacks to applying to your campus as an undeclared student?
  • For my [major/minor] does your campus allow students to complete required course work in the Summer prior to Fall term enrollment?
  • Are there any specific requirements for certain programs at the university?
  • Are there courses I need to complete prior to transfer? (i.e., Math or English)
  • What is the application deadline if I were applying for the Fall? Spring?
  • What are your admission requirements? (i.e., GPA or # of credits completed)
  • How do I arrange a campus visit and tour?
  • How would I go about having my credits evaluated? What grades are required?
  • If I repeat a class, do you count only the repeat grade?
  • What is the typical class size at your institution?
  • Do you offer online, accelerated, evening classes? If so, can an entire degree be completed online, at night, or at a faster pace?

Financial Aid/Scholarship/Tuition

  • What financial aid programs does the college have?
  • What is the amount of the average financial aid package awarded to students at the university?
  • Are there separate deadlines for admission and scholarship applications?
  • Can you tell me about other fees and costs in addition to tuition?
  • Do you offer any payment plans for tuition?
  • Are there any scholarships available for transfer students? What are the application deadlines?
  • What is the financial aid process at your school? What are deadlines for Fall? Spring?
  • Do you offer scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa? If so what is the amount awarded to transfer students?

Campus Life/Involvement

  • Does your university have [name of club/organization/activity]?
  • What kind of recreational activities are available on campus?
  • What is campus life like at your institution? Is it easy to get involved?
  • Do you have a variety of diverse student groups on campus?
  • In terms of walking distance, how far are the classroom buildings from each other?

Job Placement

  • Is there job placement help for graduates?
  • What do most graduates from the university go on to do?
  • I want to do [job/career field] after college.
  • Is there something at the university that could help me pursue that?