For many of us sophomores, it’s nearing time to consider transferring to a new school, and for all you freshmen readers, it’s never too early to think about the future.
As we all know, we had our transfer fair here at Manor last week. Tons of college representatives came, and so many students came through and talked to everyone. It was a fantastic opportunity to get a glimpse at what schools I could possibly transfer to, which is very good, because the sooner you prepare to transfer the better!
There’s obviously a lot you have to think about when you’re transferring, such as, will my credits transfer? Will I like the school? What about scholarships?
Make sure take classes at Manor that are more likely to transfer over so you can bring al your Manor credits with you to your next school. Talk to your adviser about the classes you plan on taking to ensure you can get the most credits to carry over!
Attend the school’s tour and orientation to get a feel for the campus, faculty and staff, students, and the general atmosphere. If you’re not comfortable around the people there, or get a weird vibe when you visit, then it’s probably not the best choice for you.
Always check for scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and when you see them, go for it! If there’s any kind of scholarship you can apply for (and you’re qualified) then apply! Don’t waste an opportunity to get financial help affording the future college of your dreams.
Of course – don’t forget to choose your major. Some programs, such as a nursing or veterinary programs, can take a while to get into, so like I said before, the sooner you prepare the better! Plus, early admission is always good; the sooner you apply, the sooner you know whether you’ve gotten in or not!
Be sure to talk to your adviser and the Manor’s transfer Coordinator (Chris Krewson – email her at firstname.lastname@example.org) about what colleges have the majors you’re looking for. Never be afraid to approach your adviser for help, that’s what they’re here for: to advise you! I know my adviser is always willing to help me out whenever I need her, and she’s given me great advice and recommendations as to where I should go on to next!
These are your dreams and your future choices. To reach your goals you have to work for them, but if you’re working towards a goal you are truly passionate about, you’ll get there in no time.
So sure, thinking about the future can be scary, but it’s something we all have to do. If you’ve been thinking about where you’re going to transfer to, let me know in the comments below!
May we all reach our goals, follow our hearts, and make our dreams come true.