Arriving at your dream school and realizing that it is not what you expected it to be can be extremely disappointing. Weather you do not like the crowd, the major you are studying or the city you are at, in the end all that matters is that you haven’t found the right place for you yet. And there is nothing wrong with that.
The only advice I can give you is to not be afraid to try it all over again. After transferring to Northeastern University, it is safe to say that I have made one the best decision in my life and I hope to inspire other people to do the same if they are unhappy.
After interviewing several people I found a pattern in their answers and decided to give you all a sneak pick into how the transferring process is like.
1. What are aspects that helps when it comes to transferring?
Working hard to receive a high GPA was common among the applicants. Everyone that I interviewed had above a 3.5 GPA. Having a very neat transfer application helped the majority of students as well. It is important to devote time to the essays and make sure you tell them why do you think being accepted to a new school would benefit you and how you can benefit them.
2. Did you receive any awards or were you in any interesting organizations in your previous college?
All of the students were in the Dean’s List at their previous school. Every university/college has different regulations, but normally with above a 3.4 you are able to be on the Dean’s List.
3. How was the transfer application process?
It is important to realize that the transfer application will be stressful. The reason why it is stressful is because it will be an additional weight on top of your studies and responsibilities at your current school. But do not give up if you think it will be worth it.
4. How do you feel now that you have transferred?
Fortunately, all the applicants agreed with my previous statement and confirmed that it was the best decision they have ever made!
5. How does it affect
you in terms of credits?
It is very rare that all your credits will transfer to your new school. Due to that, it is important to plan ahead and make sure that you are able to enroll in summer classes to get ahead in terms of credits. However, even though some people were behind on credits, it was a sacrifice that they are happy to have made.
Hope you all got a better sense on how the transfer process is! Please reach out to me if you have any questions!