Transfer Students

The BU Wheelock Student Services team works individually with each of our transfer students to discuss the transition to Boston University. Additionally, our Transitional Mentor (TM) Program matches each incoming transfer student with a current BU student who previously transferred to BU Wheelock. TMs support incoming students in their transition into our community throughout their first year.

Hear from BU Wheelock Transfer Students

Name: Karen Ilyia
Major: Education & Human Development
Specialization:Educational Design for Transformative Social Futures
Home Country: Beirut, Lebanon

Why I Chose to Transfer: “I wanted to be part of an eclectic community of educators and learners who are changing the face of our education systems across a wide variety of disciplines and settings.”

Advice:”The transfer process is also a matter of giving and taking—there is always flexibility and room to explore different courses and careers. There will always be people to help and support you at BU, so make sure to take full advantage of the opportunities that await you.”

Name: Rudy Joseph
Major: Education & Human Development
Specialization: Educational Design for Transformative Social Futures
Hometown: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Why I Chose to Transfer: “The new major provides a basis for me to explore the field of education. The uniqueness of the specialization allows the opportunity to explore literacy and stem fields in project-based settings that educate students outside of the traditional classroom.”

Advice:”Get involved as soon as you’re ready and as early as you’re able! It is a great way to meet new people and have a holistic experience during your time here.”

Name: Kaleigh Wyers
Major: Education & Human Development
Specialization: Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Hometown: Dover, Massachusetts

Why I Chose to Transfer: “BU’s diverse curriculum, resources, and student body offer me a greater variety of opportunities, under a major that better fits my career interests. The students and professors are kind, passionate, and devoted to bettering child-centered careers and opportunities and have formed a community that I wanted and needed to be a part of.”

Advice: “Transferring to BU and being open to necessary change has become one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I have learned a lot about myself through the process. I would also encourage prospective students to connect with current students, professors, clubs, and student services.”