No. A student may change colleges at any time. All they need to do is apply to the new college, get accepted, and go. However, there is a difference between a "Transfer Student" and a "First Time Freshman."
- A Transfer Student has accumulated enough credits to satisfy the transfer requirement at the college to which you intend to transfer. The number of credits varies, but it is usually somewhere around 24 credits to 36 credits depending upon the college. You can determine the exact number by exploring the college's website. In most cases, all a transfer student has to provide to the new college is a transcript of their course work from their previous college, namely, Chesapeake College.
- A First Time Freshman does not have enough college credits to qualify as a Transfer Student. They must provide the new college with whatever the college requires from first time students. This frequently includes a high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.
Frequently, students who had average high school records will stay at the community college long enough to meet the transfer requirement at their college of choice so as to improve the likelihood of their acceptance.