T R A NSFER SU CCESS
The right fit is critical when considering a college. But what if the fit or your program of study isn’t so right after all? Or you need to finish your degree after community college? You’re not alone. Over one third of all college students change schools at least once within six years, according to a 2015 report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Taking the Final Step
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Sam Estrada ’18 had plenty of questions when he decided to transfer to York College of Pennsylvania in 2015. He knew what to expect from college – he had attended the University of Texas in his hometown of El Paso for a few years – and he hardly lacked the discipline and drive needed for success. Having just completed seven years of active duty in the U.S. Army and deciding on a career in international relations, he was ready for the next step. YO R K C O L L E G E M A G A Z I N E • 2 0 19 V O L . 2