i'm not sure if this goes here, or if you guys even answer stuff like this... but i recently transferred from a university in my hometown because i thought i needed to get out and go somewhere else. i was there for a year, and now i'm a sophomore at a new school. thing is, i kind of hate the new school. it's just not working out for me and i am really wanting to be back at the old one. my question is, what would you do in this situation? do you think it would be a bad idea to transfer back? i will lose some credit again, i guess. do you think it would be better to just stay in one place and stick with it? i feel flakey and kind of like a failure wanting to go back when i was so gung-ho about getting out. i dont know. what do you guys think? ever been in a situation like this?
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No, i haven't talked to my advisor yet about how much it would set me back... but i'm guessing that since i was at the previous college for a year, and only plan to be here for a semester, it wouldn't really matter since i'd be getting back the credit from my first year of college, and i've already lost some credit from there by coming here. i would get credit back, and maybe lose some from here, but i'm sure it would be comparable.
I wasn't running from anything. I was trying to broaden my horizons and get away from home. i was happy there, but thought "if i dont try it, i'll always wonder what it would be like to go to college away from home"
There are a number of things that i dont like about this college. i'm not being challenged in my classes as much as i'd like. they don't have an honors program, and this is a really easy school to get into. it's too small (800 students) and it's mostly the same group of people (neo-hippie/alternative lifestyle types) and while i appreciate that a lot, i would rather see more variety. Also, the campus is very secluded and rural, so there's not much opportunity to get away from it.
Ah, transferring. I'm a transfer student too. :-)
DEFINITELY talk to an academic advisor to get your credits straightened out; especially if you're set on graduating by a certain date.
Take a good look at your old school - was the only thing about it that bothered you the lack of experiencing other places? Try investigating a study elsewhere/abroad or exchange program. You could do a semester or a whole year at another school, yet still come back to your home college. There could be summer programs too. I did my whole first year through a program that allowed me to study abroad for a year while still earning credits from a university at home in Canada (which also made it easier for me to transfer them when I decided I didn't want to go back to that school, heh). You've just gotta find them!
Good luck, I hope you find what makes you happy. :-)
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