Advising For Transfer

Transfer FAQs/Tips

What do I look for in a transfer college/university?

There are numerous factors that must be considered when choosing a four-year school. Some of these factors include:

  • Programs of Study
    • Is your intended major offered at the college/university that you are considering?
    • Not all colleges offer all majors.
    • Additionally, some colleges are better known for certain programs of study.
  • Location (Geographic Region/State)
    • If you are a commuter student, your selection will be narrowed down to the colleges within a reasonable driving distance.
  • Size (Number of Students Attending)
    • What size school is the best fit for you?
    • What is the student/teacher ratio?
  • Additional Considerations
    • Graduate Programs
    • Cost
    • Scholarship Opportunities
    • Financial Aid
    • Housing (many schools do not provide on-campus housing for transfer students)
    • Intercollegiate athletics
    • Clubs/Campus Organizations
    • Internship Opportunities
    • Accreditation (ensures that an institution has been evaluated and met certain standards of quality)

Advising is done on a drop-in basis, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Fridays, by appointment, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. For a Friday appointment, call 410-822-5400, ext. 2250.


Call Maureen Conlon, Counselor, 410-827-5856, email

Jud Riggins, Academic/Career Advisor, 410-822-5400, ext. 2239, or email