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).
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!