An Expert’s Insight into the Transfer Application Process

Transfer admissions expert, Alain Poutre, gives an in depth look at the transfer application process in this interview. In this video, we answer all of the following questions:

  • What are the major differences between the regular and transfer admissions process?
  • Are transfers looking for something different?
  • What does the actual process look like?
  • When should students apply?
  • What are the actual components of a transfer application?
  • What are the biggest mistakes made in transfer applications?
  • What questions must be answered before beginning the application?
  • How do you deal with the “why are you leaving your school” question? What are some good and bad answers?
  • How important is it to express genuine interest in the target school? What does that look like?

For answers to all of the above questions from a former admissions officer, press play!

About the Author


Yosepha Greenfield grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science. While at Yale, she was the Captain of the Women’s Basketball team and the starting point guard. Under her leadership, the team advanced to the NIT tournament for the first time in program history.

Throughout her academic, athletic, and professional career, Yosepha has dedicated herself to helping people become the best version of themselves. She has mentored several young female athletes, promoted the importance of fitness through children’s exercise videos and fitness startups, and now works to help as many students as possible achieve their admissions goals.

Yosepha is also a six-time National Champion in Tae Kwon Do.