Switching Gears: the Transfer Process
Are you unsatisfied with your current course of study? If you want to change your major and explore your options within visual art and design, we can help. Portfolio College Counseling has years of experience guiding students through the unique process of transferring to a new school or major.
Identifying the Right Program for You
First, we’ll get to know you as a student with unique needs, skills and interest. We’ll review your current program looking specifically at the things you love, and those leaving you dissatisfied. There may be a better major or concentration at your school. Or perhaps we’ll discover that transferring to an entirely new school would be better.
Understanding the Transfer Process
One of the questions we’re most often asked is how to transfer colleges. In fact, many students never consider this option because they’re so put off by the process. We’ll get you familiar with every step of the process so that you can consider it fully.
You may also be wondering about how the credits you have already earned will transfer. Although it varies from one college to another, we’ll help you decipher and understand which credits will carry over, and why.
Develop a Timeline
Once we have a clear understanding of your reasons and goals for transferring, we’ll prepare a step-by-step plan and timeline for you with key dates and application requirements for each of the colleges you are considering.
Revising and Submitting Your Portfolio
Chances are you have changed significantly as a student and artist since you started college. We’ll guide you to analyze and update your current work. An outstanding portfolio is key to a successful transfer in art and design fields. Together, we’ll review your current work and create a plan to meet and exceed college transfer requirements.
Finding the right college counselor is the key step in a successful college planning process. To help decide whether our services are the best path forward for students, we offer a 30-minute, complimentary phone meeting to introduce ourselves, get to know you and explain our process. Afterward, we’ll prepare a written proposal to outline our plan for working with you, that includes a suggested timeline and associated fees. Each plan for counseling is customized, based on the student’s abilities, skills and educational objectives.