Transfer Troubles?

As the year winds down, some students may have plans to transfer to other Universities. I am no exception. In June, I’m moving halfway across the country. So what’s next? If you’re like me, moving to a whole new university next fall, there are some important steps to follow to ensure that you’ve got everything ready!

First off, double check with your new school’s Admissions Office that your UWL credits transfer, as this can set you a bit behind. Some schools are especially picky with what does and doesn’t apply. There are also schools that require you to finish your general education credits before you can qualify for transferal to their school. Others require you to have a certain amount of general education credits left so you can specifically take them there. It can all seem a bit confusing, but the Admissions Office of a college is there to help you.

Next, you need to get your Financial Aid information handled. If you, for whatever reason, haven’t filled out your FAFSA for next year, do so now! And while doing so, make sure to change your school code from UWL to whatever the code is for the school you will be transferring to. If you’ve already filled out your FAFSA, make sure to go back and change the school code as well!

After you finish fixing up your FAFSA, you need to send an email to the UWL Financial Aid office, telling them you are transferring, as this is important for our files. Our email is finaid@uwlax.edu. If you have a Perkins loan, you will also need to send an email to the Cashier’s office cashiers@uwlax.edu, letting them know you plan on transferring. This should help assure that your Financial Aid is all set for transferring!

The final step to remember is to finish Exit Loan Counseling. This is a federally required process for anyone who borrowed loans while at UWL. You may remember doing a similar process when you first applied for loans with the Entrance Loan Counseling. The process is simple enough, and you can get started here.

Transferring may seem a bit daunting, but it’s a process thousands of students go through every year. Follow these steps, and you’ll be on the right track to successful transferal in no time!

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