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College Transfer Consulting Services

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Proven guidance for college transfers

Knowing you’re at the wrong college is frustrating. We can help.

We provide tailored, high-touch college transfer counseling for students applying to transfer colleges and universities. The proof of our expertise is in our results: an unprecedented 100% success rate helping students transfer to their right-fit schools.

Not sure which school is your perfect fit? We help answer that question, too.

Your Spark Admissions college transfer counselor will work with you to develop a transfer plan and craft a compelling, competitive applicant profile. We’ll also ensure your application essays have strategic narratives for why you are transferring, detail your unique strengths and qualities, and showcase how you will be an active academic and social contributor to your new school.

Comprehensive Consulting Application & Essay Support

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College Transfer Admissions Results

Spark Admissions students have successfully transferred to some of the most competitive colleges and universities in the U.S.

  • Amherst College
  • Bentley University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carleton College
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • Macalester College
  • Middlebury College
  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • Northeastern University
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts—Amherst
  • University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wesleyan University
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Comprehensive College Transfer Packages

We offer several packages that can be tailored to fit your needs. We’ll discuss your goals during an initial consultation, and then work with you to develop a plan for how to best use our services to help you succeed.

Our college transfer consulting services include:

  • Identifying transfer students’ unique strengths;
  • Developing transfer preparation plans;
  • Helping build appropriate resumes;
  • Brainstorming, outlining, editing, and proofreading essays and application materials;
  • Honing the list of transfer schools to which to apply;
  • Preparing transfer students for college interviews;
  • Managing application materials and timelines.
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College Transfer Application & Essay Support

  • Working with students to develop topics for all supplementary, school-specific essays
  • Providing thoughtful essay edits and suggestions for improvement after each draft
  • Helping transfer students brainstorm an exceptional, unique personal statement
  • Assisting with all application elements, including experiences and activities
  • Advising on all components of the transfer application, including final proofreading
  • Answering questions and providing guidance on the transfer admissions process
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Transfer Admissions Preparation and Application Packages

We offer three comprehensive transfer admission preparation and application packages. We’ll recommend the package to best suit your needs during your free initial consultation. Then, we’ll work together to determine how to best use those hours to help your child achieve his or her goals.

Success Stories

We’ve helped countless transfer students find, apply to, and gain admission at the colleges and universities that are the best fit for them.


Sarah* came to Spark Admissions as an undergraduate student feeling mismatched with her liberal arts college.

Our college counselors understand how important the right-fit college or university is to a student’s success in college and beyond. We took the time to get to know Sarah to help her find her perfect match, and developed a strategy to transfer to a school that was a better fit.

What We Did

Sarah’s Spark Admissions counselor:

  • Worked with her to identify that she’d likely feel more at home in a larger university environment;
  • Dug in to understand her academic interests and help her explore her options;
  • Developed an appropriate transfer school list based on her personality, academic goals and standardized test scores;
  • Suggested opportunities for her to stand out from other transfer applicants;
  • Offered suggestions for attaining strong college professor recommendations;
  • Helped her craft exceptional essays and application materials that allowed her personality to shine.

Admissions Result

Sarah was accepted as a transfer student to Duke University, Cornell University, and Vanderbilt University.

*Student’s name changed for privacy


Anthony was a good student at a small liberal arts college in the Midwest who was looking for a bigger campus experience.

Having already developed a solid academic track record in both college and at the boarding school he attended prior, Anthony and his family sought our proven expertise to help round out a compelling narrative that positioned Anthony in the best possible light as a transfer student.

What We Did

Anthony’s Spark Admissions counselor:

  • Helped him select professors with whom to cultivate strong and meaningful relationships to ensure truly personal letters of recommendation;
  • Identified opportunities for Anthony to develop his leadership profile while still attending his liberal arts college;
  • Helped Anthony secure a spot in a highly selective summer program to help strengthen his academic resume;
  • Worked with him to create a college list reflective of his academic and personal goals;
  • Guided him through every step of the transfer admissions process, including crafting exceptional college applications.

Admissions Result

Anthony earned admission to Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, Georgetown University and Middlebury College.

*Student’s name changed for privacy

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The Spark Advantage

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Our Team

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Spark Admissions has the highest college admissions success rate in the country.

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