DeseoQueSea wrote:Thanks Arrow.
It's kind of disturbing that transfers find out about their admissions status in mid August or later. How is everyone planning on organizing life during this limbo time? As in, do you sign a lease for an apartment? Sell your car? If you're thinking of transferring to a school in a big city, as I am, how are you planning on getting an apartment in such short notice (like a week before transfer orientation, wow)?
It is definitely very hectic.
As for me, I always knew there was a possibility I would transfer, and so I did not take out any 3 year leases.
I took on a 1 year gym membership, which expired right on time.
I had a month to month lease, so I could literally cancel my last month. My landlord was awesome and did not even really care about the 30 month notice clause. Even if you do not like your first apartment, you can always consider moving during the spring semester.
I did not use a car, though my family lived nearby so I could just drive it back and just leave it with my parents.
It is always tough to get an apartment on such short notice. Luckily, big cities usually have apartments so it is all good. I did have some trouble, but craigslist is very nice. I do live with undergraduates now, but I love it.