Thursday, January 15, 2009

The transfer process...first steps

So back story, abbreviated version: I chose to go to a university that is a 6 hour drive from my hometown. I do not remember why, and I doubt I had a concrete reason, but I did. I should be in 4th year right now, but my marks were bad enough, due to skipping and not handing in assignments, that I got served mandatory faculty withdrawal at the end of last year. I'm taking courses right now, through correspondence, for re-entry. Back story over.

I've been terribly homesick the entire time I've been in university, and after three years and change, I don't think anyone can say I haven't given this school and town the old college try. I don't like it here. I'm not happy here. I don't have good friends here. Quite frankly, I haven't put real roots down and I don't want to.

After talking to my parents tonight, I have started researching transfers to a couple universities that are all less than an hours' drive from my parents house. The one I want the most requires the exact same things as re-entry into my school academically, and a letter of why I want to go to the school, what I've done since school to better myself, and why I think I will do better there. I'm convinced I can write a sincere letter than will win over an admissions board.

And this news is making me very, very happy.


Marla said...

I must admit- I have been stalking you. I just three months of blog and have to tell you this- we are very alike.

I'm came from a tiny town (graduated from a class of seven) and left for the big city. I'm left for the big city and have been over six hours away from home since. It sucks and I'm proud to say that I will be moving back home in forty five days. I'm transferring to another university that's only two hours away and I'm oh so excited.

I'm super glad I found your blog. :D

The Grown Up Teenager said...

Haha, I don't mind stalking. I'm surprised you made it all the way through 3 months of stuff. Good on ya.

And always glad to meet another small town girl who's about as fond of city life as I am.