Transfer to BU Wheelock

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 Program (TM) 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.

Advice from Students Who Have Transferred to BU Wheelock

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

Why I Chose to Transfer: “I chose to transfer because 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.

My Advice for Prospective Transfer Students: “The transfer process can be a crazy one! I would say enjoy the moment and try not to overstress the minute details. Most importantly, realize that 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
Pathway: Educational Design for Transformative Social Futures
Hometown: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Why I Chose to Transfer: “I came because of the new major that provides a basis for me to explore the field of education. The uniqueness of the pathway allows the opportunity to explore literacy and stem fields in project-based settings that educate students outside of the traditional classroom. This major and pathway combined with the ample resources here at BU also motivate me to think in creative and innovative ways.”

My Advice for Prospective Transfer Students: “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. You may not have a traditional 4-year span here within undergrad, but involvement in activities, organizations, and with the Wheelock community will make it all worthwhile. Just make sure you have a good planning system so you can organize your time!”

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

Why I Chose to Transfer: “I chose to transfer because 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.”

My Advice for Prospective Transfer Students: “I would encourage anyone thinking about transferring to jump in and take the risk, because it ultimately will be worth the challenge. I certainly was scared to make another change and apply to college yet again. However, 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. We all want to tell you how much we love BU and answer any questions you may have throughout the transfer process!”


Next Steps in Transferring to BU Wheelock

  • For more information about applying to transfer to Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, visit Boston University Admissions.
  • For information about transferring credit and programs of study or for any general inquiries, please contact the BU Wheelock Student Services Office at or 617-353-3177.