This is a great question. My own daughter went to community college and then transitioned to a university. In her case, the community college had a direct transfer program or partnership with a group of universities. This relationship ensured that her community college credits transferred to the new university. Next, look for a school that matches your interest, and personal outlook. For example, if you want to be a movie producer, find out what colleges have these types of programs, and if they do, ask yourself if you are willing to live in the area where the new school is located. Additionally, it is important to have a willingness to learn about other people and places. This will help you transition to a new school because you already have a positive outlook. Next, you should investigate the new school by researching online, visiting the school (if possible), and of course try to make contact with current and former students. Most schools have people that volunteer to help new students learn about the school and the surrounding community.
Sean recommends the following next steps:
- Develop a set of Goals. Understand why these goals will help you succeed.
- Become involved with the school culture.
- Understand that you are learning because you want to do the job that you will love to do.