How to Write a Transfer Essay That Works | CollegeXpress

· Learn to write an effective transfer essay for your college application by telling your educational "story" and why it's time to take a new path.

Write what you think admission officials want to hear
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Each applicant is reviewed based on rigor of coursework, GPA, choice of major, essay, standardized test scores(if required), and high school transcript. The greater the number of college credits accumulated, the more weight the college transcript will carry during the application review process. Although it is optional, we do recommend that applicants include a resume and letters of recommendation.


Summarize yourself in the introduction

May 26, 2010 - One of the most important elements in your transfer application is the essay on why you want to transfer to the college of your choice
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Transfer applicants from non-English speaking countries must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score, unless they have completed and received a passing grade in a college level English composition course at a US college or university. Our TOEFL test code is 1846. TOEFL must be submitted electronically from the testing service. We do not accept the IELTS electronically. Please have a paper copy of your results sent to our office through the mail. If you feel that you qualify for a TOEFL or IELTS waiver, please send an email to and a counselor will determine if the waiver criteria are met. is valued in our community and in the admission process. By signing your application, you certify that it is complete and accurate. We hold you accountable to ensure the authenticity and honesty of your application, essays, and additional materials subsequently submitted.