Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fall 2014 Transfer Update

We are continuing to work as quickly as possible to review the 2014 Fall transfer applications.  At this time, we have made roughly 550 decisions of the 2400 applications (2000 or so who are complete) we received this year.  Based on this weeks numbers, we are averaging about 65-70 decisions being made per day, which is an increase over both last year and over the first weeks of reviewing files in our new system. As such, I expect for a large volume of decisions to go out in the next 2 weeks. In looking at past years, while we are behind our normal timeline, I do not project we will be too far off historically by mid-May. At some point in time, though, this will slow down a little bit due when we get deeper into the tougher transfer applications.

Please remember we cannot tell you when you will have a decision as this depends on many factors. Applications are generally processed in the order in which the file was completed, but this is not always the case, as some files are more challenging, are from colleges where we are having to build a catalog in the new system, or are just complex. As well, I am not able to look at each individual file to see why someone did nor did not receive a decision based on X date. I have taken a crash course in Transfer Articulation over the past 5 weeks, and am now one of the people reviewing transfer files, thus each issue I have to look at takes away from time spent reviewing transfer files.

Most applications completed by the end of February or earlier have been reviewed with some exceptions, and we are working on a number of files completed in the first week of March.  If you are transferring from an out-of-state college or a college we have not had many students apply from, your application may take a bit longer to review and thus the timeline would not be correct for your situation. Transfer decisions are updated daily on the status check, and the myStatus page is updated at about 6 am every morning.

If you have been admitted and want to see how your courses transferred, you can use the transfer equivalency chart off the admissions website. If you have submitted a deposit (fall transfer and beyond requirement), you can log on to DegreeWorks.  Visit the Orientation site as well to learn about your next steps and to register for a session.

I hope this helps, and I will try to keep everyone updated.

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