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Do transfer studnets adjust to their new college well?

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I will being going to my local community college and then hopefully to an four year school out-of-state but I am worried about how I will able to adjust. If anyone has had experience with transferring some advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Jacob’s Answer

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Hi, Sarah,


While I don't have experience transferring schools, I don't think the adjustment is different from going to an out of state school straight from high school. You will be in a new place with new people and experience new challenges just like everyone else did. The keys to success are the same:

  • Set a good routine and have the discipline to stick to it
  • Push yourself outside of your comfort zone, whether it is starting a conversation with someone you don't know or joining an extracurricular activity with which you aren't familiar
  • Be active and pursue programs, organizations, or service opportunities that interest you
  • Recognize that you will make mistakes and some days will be challenging - have the grit to endure hardship; doing so builds character

I hope this helps! Good luck to you - don't hesitate to reach out if you need to.

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Christina’s Answer

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Hi Sarah,

Thank you so much for your question! This response is a little late and Jacob did a great job answering your question, However, I hope to add some nuances as a fellow transfer student.

As a previous community college student, I can understand how you feel. I think it's important to know that you are not alone in your thoughts. Many of your fellow peers, who are also transferring, share similar feelings. Perhaps in considering your 4 year college picks, check out the transfer rate and see how transfer students are adjusting. Some colleges do not admit many transfer students and I'd imagine adjusting to those environments would be a little tougher--while other's a very commuter/ transfer friendly (like my college was).

Ultimately, when you transfer the important thing is to find your own community by following your interests and passions (arts, community service, the environment etc).

Happy studying,

Christina

Christina recommends the following next steps:

  • Check out the transfer rate of your 4 year college picks.
  • Read up on how transfer students are doing (probably on the college's website).
  • Best tip (from a fellow transfer student), join a sports team, club or a sorority. Find your community!
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