Cooke Scholar Ryan Liu Reflects on Yale's Transfer Student Policy
Like many students with financial need, Ryan Liu began his undergraduate studies at a community college. However, he was among only a handful of students who transferred to Yale University to complete a bachelor’s degree. Ryan was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship and he is now a junior at Yale’s Morse College.
His thoughts on the transfer student experience and admissions and recruitment at elite institutions were recently published by Yale News:
“With rising college tuition, more students are turning to public institutions to begin their undergraduate education, without realizing that institutions like Yale can provide full funding. In the 21st-century society, Yale has the chance to take a leading role in forging a pathway for high-achieving “nontraditional” students to have the same access to elite institutions. These students could better hone their talents through the breadth of resources available at Yale. Yale, too, would greatly benefit from the diversity of experiences that transfer students provide.“