Freshman or transfer status has a strict definition which is based upon the facts of your educational background.
What is a Freshman?
You have never studied or enrolled in any college / university or postsecondary studies after completing secondary school.
You are a freshman even if you have "advanced standing" for which you may receive university credits. This includes A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP).
What is a Transfer Student?
You have completed secondary school and you subsequently enrolled or studied one or more subjects in a college or university, AND You have earned grades for 13 credit hours or more of transferable coursework.
Coursework that is technical, remedial, vocational, or completed with a grade below C- is not considered transferable.
Though International applicants who are pursuing an undergraduate degree need to fill out the same International Student Application, the admissions process of a international transfer student can be very different.