3 Pitfalls to Avoid on Campus

As transfer students, we arrive on our new campus with a sense of confidence and knowledge that we lacked as freshman. While we may not know the campus like the back of our hands, we know what it’s like picking courses for our schedule, meeting with advisers, and making friends.

Yet, this false sense of confidence often leads us to make some simple mistakes. If you’re a new spring admit or fall admit transfer, or even an older transfer, here are a few refreshers on three easy mistakes to avoid on campus:

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3 Pitfalls to Avoid as a Transfer Applicant

For those of us who have been through the transfer application process, we know how easy it is to get caught up in the whirlwind of school and life. It’s much more convenient to simply place our transfer applications on hold, to be picked up again when things slow down.

However, the last thing we all need is that extra stress that comes from putting very important things to the last minute. Here are three mistakes to avoid as you begin your transfer applications:

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Transfer Checklist

Applying to college while you’re already a college student is a challenging task, but one that must be done if you plan to transfer colleges. Use our following checklist before, during, and after your transfer process to plan ahead and stay on top of the game!

If you’re looking to stay on top of your transfer application, view this transfer timeline.

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3 Ways to Present Yourself Professionally

For new transfer students, presenting yourself professionally can be a daunting task. For starters, you don’t even have a GPA in your first quarter or semester, let alone positions in the clubs or organizations you’re interested in. Standing out amongst students who have had the time to establish themselves on campus is difficult.

The best course of action is to jump right inas a transfer student, you were able to research the campus, what you wanted to major in, and even the organizations you wanted to join. Make use of these opportunities you’ve discovered and hit the ground running, especially as events like the Involvement Fairs and Career Fairs are early in the year.

Story_PictureUndoubtedly, you’ll be applying for a multitude of things, from positions to jobs. Here are some ideas of how you can tell your story to your peers, employers, and professors:

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