SSRL's study appears in Frontiers in Psychology and University of South Carolina's National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
The research brief entitled Transfer during COVID-19: Understanding student experiences in a shifting context was published through the the University of South Carolina's National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and shares insights on the challenges transfer students experienced amidst a global pandemic and offers practical implications for institutions.
The peer-reviewed research paper, entitled: "Like a freshman who didn't get a freshman orientation": How transfer student capital, social support and self-efficacy intertwine in the transfer student experience was published in Frontiers in Psychology and describes the ways in which Transfer Student Capital (TSC), self-efficacy, and social support work in tandem to support the transfer student experience.
Overall, SSRL researchers interviewed 65 prospective or recent transfer and campus-change students to identify factors that contribute to a successful transfer process and provide recommendations for practice. This research was supported by The Joyce Foundation.