5 Struggles You'll Face As A Transfer student

5 Struggles You'll Face As A Transfer student

Transferring is hard but what's harder is the adjustment


Let me tell you transferring is a pain and while I haven't yet experienced any of these feelings and things yet, most transfer students do.

1. Transfer Shock


So I recently went to transfer orientation and they provided us with very crucial information, one of them being about transfer shock. So for those of you that don't know transfer shock is basically when a student is adjusting to another institution and has a drop in their GPA. While you can go through a drop in your GPA at any time of college, transfer shock is not something that you should just brush off.

2. Homesickness


So I'm coming from a school that was 15 minutes away from a school where I was actually able to live at home still with my family so you best believe that homesickness will be a huge struggle I'm going to face. It's a big adjustment to be moving to a new city where you may or may not know anyone there and it's very easy to miss

3. Adjusting


Trying to adjust around your school and bus schedule can be hard, especially if you're a transfer student coming from a small school to a major university. It can be a huge adjustment if you're used to not having to wait in long lines, wait 20 minutes for a bus or have such a huge campus that it will legit take months to know entirely.

4. Making friends


I understand that anywhere you go you will always find friends but when you're somewhat introverted and shy it can be extremely hard to do that at first. It can definitely be a challenge to break the ice with new people and such for the first couple months of coming from a school where you may have already had your own friend group and such.

5. Loving your new university


Most transfer students transfer because they've fallen in love with their universities but some people actually pick a school just based on their program. For instance, I picked USF because it is a bit smaller than the other school I applied to and they have a good program for my selected major track. I had never seen my campus until orientation a couple weeks ago and I personally got blessed that I already love my campus from that one visit, but for some people it takes a while for them to really start to appreciate and love the school that they choose if they didn't chose it for the reasons they wanted.

Being a transfer student can and will be a challenge at first to get used to but can actually be a very rewarding experience.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.


For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols


5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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