Applying to Transfer Schools
The Common Application currently provides both online and print versions of its First-year and Transfer Applications. The Common Application is accepted by more than 300 US public and private institutions and is often a starting point for the admissions process. For a list of participating institutions or to set up an account visit, www.commonapp.org.
The admissions process is based on many factors. Colleges are interested in getting to know the “whole person”. In addition to the college transcript (often the first and most important component of the application), they consider a number of additional components. In no particular order, these include:
- Dean and faculty recommendation letters
- Standardized test scores
- Extracurricular activities
- High school transcript
Requesting your Simon’s Rock Transcript
To request a transcript you must complete and sign a Transcript Request form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office along with the names and addresses of schools you need a transcript to be sent. Transcript Request Forms are located outside of the Registrar’s Office in the Hall College Center or can be downloaded here.
The Transfer Versus Freshman Question
Most Simon’s Rock students apply as transfer students, however different schools recognize different numbers of Simon’s Rock credits and accept students in a variety of ways—as transfers, freshmen, freshmen with advanced standing, etc. This makes it difficult to give a “one size fits all” answer. These issues are best addressed on a case-by-case basis. It is therefore important for students to work closely with their academic advisors and the Win Commons.