What are some tips for transfer students with regards to the application?
Take your transfer application seriously. When I transferred from George Washington to Rice University, the acceptance rate for transfers was less than half that of regular applicants. Do not assume a few years of solid grades at an established university will open all doors. Spend time on your application and do it well. Try to articulate why you want to transfer without whining or complaining. Even if you are miserable at your current school, focus on the positives. Admissions officers understand if a school isn’t the right fit; they want to hear from you why there school will be a better fit.