Transitioning As A Transfer

Welcome Week has officially come and gone, and now we're all settling into our first classes of the Fall semester. One of the main reasons I chose to come to Belmont over the other schools I applied to is because I felt like they actually cared about me as a transfer student. Now that I’m on campus and starting my first semester as a sophomore, I still feel this way.

Let’s take a trip back to the Sunday when Welcome Week started. I checked in, met my Towering Traditions (TT) leaders and my other group members, and I already started to make friends and feel comfortable here. I only knew one person from home (who is also a transfer student!), and I was really worried when we weren’t placed in the same group.

After going to some TT events, I felt like this experience could be okay after all. One of the best parts about TT was that I was put in a group with other transfer students, many of them coming from local community colleges like myself. I felt really connected to them, and even though we’ve started classes, we still keep in touch. I even have some of them in my classes!

Belmont attracted me because I felt like I was more than a piece of paper. More than an application. More than a number or an SAT score. I have an advisor that works strictly with transfer students to make sure that we get the most out of Belmont education. I don’t feel out of place, or babied, or shunned for my college background at all. Belmont is one of the most welcoming places I’ve ever been to, and I can’t wait to get the semester rolling!

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