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Get It Like Stitik: FSU Through the Eyes of a Transfer Student

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FSU chapter.

Name: Chloe Stitik

Year: Freshman

Major: Psychology

Age: 19

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Relationship Status: In a relationship


Her Campus (HC): What made you decide to attend Florida State?

Chloe Stitik (CS): Everything! The academics, of course, and the campus is absolutely breathtaking. I love that it doesn’t feel like Florida, I feel far away from home and independent, but if I’m ever homesick I have the comfort of knowing I’m never too far away.

HC: What was it like when you found out you had been admitted to FSU?

CS: Honestly, it was indescribable. I expected to spend another semester at TCC and was casually checking my admissions status and saw the “Congratulations!” and tears rushed to my eyes. It was like a weight had been lifted off my chest, and my biggest dream had come true.

HC: How have your expectations of FSU changed since you were admitted?

CS:  I expected it to be much harder, confusing and lonely, but I’ve made a few friends that I can sit with on campus in between classes and after the first week I knew how much work I would have to put in for all my classes and where everything on campus was!

HC: How do you manage being in a long-distance relationship?

CS: It’s a lot, but it’s also definitely worth it. It is just a lot of give and take, knowing the other person’s limits and remembering just like in any other relationship the most important things are patience and honesty, and trust. It can get harder when we have to go weeks without seeing one another, but that only makes our time together more meaningful.

HC: What is your favorite memory at FSU so far? Any favorite things to do in Tallahassee?

CS: My favorite memory at Florida State was definitely the Florida vs. Florida State game because I had already received my acceptance and I was able to feel like a true Seminole, doing the chop and the war chant while we took down the Gators, again. 

HC: What are you looking forward to the most about being a Nole for these next couple of years?

CS: The environment and the friendships I have made! 

HC: Do you have any tips for any students who are thinking about applying or transferring to FSU?

CS: If you are unsure, come and take a tour! After setting foot on the campus my sophomore year of high school I knew for sure, no matter what, I would attend Florida State University. And here I am, and I couldn’t be happier. FSU is a family, a home and a life-style. Nole life or no life! AmIright?

All photos courtesy: Chloe Stitik


Alejandra is a Junior at Florida State University double majoring in Media Communication Studies and Editing, Writing, and Media. Upon graduating from FSU she aspires to become a screenwriter.
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