Transfer to the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

If you are considering a career in education, mental health counseling, youth justice, or design-based education because you want to be a part of a meaningful profession that is changing lives, BU Wheelock’s new undergraduate major, the BS in Education and Human Development, is for you. You can make a difference! Explore more about our new undergraduate program starting Fall 2021.

The 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 the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. TMs support incoming students in their transition into our community throughout their first-year.

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

Read A Guide to Transferring to Boston University here.

Advice from Students Who Have Transferred to Wheelock

Name: Noah SegalIMG_8348

Major: Severe Special Education

Hometown: Wyckoff, New Jersey

Why I Chose to Transfer: I chose to transfer to BU because I was ready to be challenged by more rigorous courses, explore a variety of extracurricular opportunities, and navigate my way through a new city.”

My Advice for Prospective Transfer Students: “As you visit prospective schools, my advice would be to ask questions. No question is dumb if it is important to you. If you don’t feel comfortable asking questions in person, or think you might have questions in the future, ask a current student for their email. Although not every student at BU is a transfer, everyone was new to the school at one point in time, so they have an understanding of the position that you are in.


Name: Rebecca RodriguezRodriguez_Rebecca

Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Why I Chose to Transfer: I decided to transfer to the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development at Boston University because I wanted to broaden my mind. I wanted to feel challenged in my classes and have the freedom to take courses outside of my education major.

My Advice for Prospective Transfer Students: Take advantage of all the services and staff at Wheelock. They are there to answer your questions and make the transition easier.