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Liberal Arts Transfer for First-Semester Art School Freshman?

Question: My son is finishing first semester (freshman) at an art school with fairly good grades. However, he is very unhappy at his current college and wants to transfer to a liberal arts school. He would rather do an internship during second semester, as he feels that he is wasting money at the school he attends now. Does he have any chance of being accepted for transfer if he does not finish the whole year at this college?

Your son will definitely have transfer options without finishing his entire freshman year, and if he comes up with a good internship plan, this might make him an even more interesting and attractive candidate than if he simply stayed in the school where he is unhappy.

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