Transfer students - American Education
College students who begin their postsecondary school higher education studies at one institution before enrolling at one or more subsequent institutions to obtain their bachelor’s degrees. At least 45%, or about 10 million of the 17.6 million students in American four-year colleges, completed at least one course at another postsecondary institution after graduating from high school and before enrolling at their current college. About 55% of transfer students attended vocational-technical schools or community or junior colleges before enrolling in a four-year college. Transfer students are not to be confused with CONCURRENTENROLLMENT students, who take one or more courses at another postsecondary institution while enrolled at the institution from which they will obtain their bachelor’s degree.
(See also SWIRL PATTERN.)