I'm not sure if I should apply as a first-year student or as a transfer student?

Transfer Applications

Students who have taken college coursework that is counting towards their high school graduation should apply as first-year applicants. This includes students pursuing an associate's degree while finishing high school.

Students who have completed high school and enrolled in college, even for one term or less, must apply as transfer applicants.

Students who have completed two years or less of college coursework at the time of application are eligible to apply as transfer applicants.

Students who have completed more than two years of college coursework or previously earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for transfer or first-year admission to Dartmouth.