Transferring to Columbia University?

Transferring to Columbia University? Topic: Minimum admissions requirements for university
April 22, 2019 / By Aletha
Question: I am a current freshman applicant for Fall 2012. I will go to one of UC schools (Probably UC Santa Cruz). I am thinking transferring to a better school after one year. However, most schools I want to transfer to require 60 credits. I think getting 60 credits in one year is too hard and nearly impossible. It seems that Columbia University does not have a minimum credits requirement for transfer students. My question is I saw the transfer policy page says that ''Admitted students are eligible for transfer credit only from the institutions listed on the application for admission'' and was unable to find where on the application lists the institutions. So can somebody pls give me the list of institutions?
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Tubal-Cain Tubal-Cain | 6 days ago
I think you're reading it wrong. Most schools allow transfers by students with fewer than 60 credits (that's after sophomore year, BTW; they don't expect anyone to earn 60 credits in a year). Typically there will be different application instructions, however; for example, students with under 60 credits will need to submit high school transcripts and SAT scores, while students with 60 credits or more just submit college transcripts. I think Columbia means that if you don't list a school on YOUR application, you won't get transfer credit from it, not that they keep some comprehensive list of acceptable institutions.
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Tubal-Cain Originally Answered: Transferring from Community college to university?
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Tubal-Cain Originally Answered: Transferring from Community college to university?
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Reynard Reynard
The California UC schools assume that you will take at least two years to earn those 60 credits at a community college or other university. I'd suggest that you contact the admissions office at Columbia and ask them if they only accept transfers from specific institutions and and, if so, ask for the list of schools.
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Reynard Originally Answered: Possibility of transferring to University of Florida after Freshman year?
It is very very very rare that UF allows someone to transfer in without their AA first. https://www.isis.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/nirvana?MDASTRAN=RSI-ETMEN You can either stay at FIU until you have your AA and met all the prerequisites for your major or you can move up to Gainesville and go to Santa Fe Community College which it seems easier to transfer from to UF. Remember that UF is not only limiting the number of freshman coming in now but are also raising the standards for transfer admissions and limiting those numbers also. http://www.alligator.org/articles/2008/02/11/news/uf_administration/enrollment.txt
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