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June 3, 2018

Best of “Higher Ed:” When It’s Right To Transfer Schools

By: Jennifer Stayton

This episode was originally published on Sept. 17, 2017.

Sometimes, a relationship doesn’t feel like a good match. You can’t put your finger on it, but it just feels like it’s time to move on. That feeling can crop up in personal relationships, as well as in our relationships with schools. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and I answer a question from a listener who wanted to know whether transferring from one college to another is the right decision.

It might seem like a pretty simple question, but there are actually quite a few factors to weigh. Ed and I discuss both the practical and emotional elements students and families should consider when making a decision about a transfer. And yes, it can be a little like deciding whether to stay with a boyfriend or girlfriend or break up. Click here to found out more and to get the solution to the puzzler about those elusive matching pairs of socks. Hint: No socks mysteriously disappeared in a dryer!

This episode was recorded Aug. 10, 2017.


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