I will be finishing my AA this spring and transferring to a bigger college in fall to finish my BS. Since I will be new to that college, I am wondering what my chances are of being able to get involved in research? The people I spoke to at the two colleges I'm looking at for fall have been relatively vague on the topic so far, so I am hoping some people on here with personal experience can shed some light on the subject. Will I have a big disadvantage being a new student at the college? Will those who started at the college as freshman get priority or have an edge due to knowing the professors already? I am thinking of contacting some of the professors at the colleges directly soon, I just wanted to get confirmation of acceptance before I did (so they will take me seriously when contacting them).