Editor’s Note: This post was written and submitted by Nancy Lee Sánchez, executive director of Kaplan Educational Foundation.
Let’s face it: applying to transfer schools is a complicated process! As a two-year college student thinking about the next step in your educational journey, you could probably use some help keeping track of the multitude of moving parts that make up your applications.
Your Prospective Transfer School Tracker is a free worksheet you can download to help you organize and record your progress applying to the many schools you may be considering.
At the Kaplan Educational Foundation, I work with community college students to help them transfer to the schools of their dreams. One thing our Kaplan Scholars often struggle with is staying organized when family obligations, work, extracurriculars, and more are all competing for attention. The Foundation team created Your Prospective Transfer School Tracker to help them keep ahead of the demanding application process. As you can see in the image below, the worksheet helps you track:
- Who to contact in each school’s admissions department
- When you submitted your applications
- What the status of your applications are
- When you expect to be notified, and when you have to submit deposits
- What the status of your financial aid applications are
- When school visits and special events take place
- Any comments you have on each school or things you need to follow up on
As a Phi Theta Kappa member, you’ve already developed the tools you need to succeed at top colleges across the United States. If you’re looking at transfer schools, or even if you’re just curious about transfer, we encourage you to download this free resource so you can get ahead of the game and have a smooth application process.
For a complete guide to choosing the right transfer school, getting in, and receiving the best financial aid package, check out Your 2019 Guide to College Transfer. The Guide contains over 100 profiles of top schools for transfer students in the United States, with specialized advice and info for veterans, students with DACA/undocumented status, and students raising families. Each school’s profile also lists scholarship requirements and benefits for PTK members.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned helping students apply to their dream schools, it’s that transfer changes lives. Selective schools are looking for transfer students like you and your PTK colleagues. It’s time to let them know you’re ready for the next step!