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Tamika Henderson
Professor Barbara Sorensen
English 1302
10 February 2015
Transferring Colleges: The Journey of an Undergraduate
Almost every parent wants their child to go off to college, follow their dreams, and to not be in debt whenever they finish. I always dreamed about attending Texas A&M University and being the Aggie I was born to be with a Bachelor’s in Business Management! But, the 13 years while I was in school I started having more knowledge about colleges. Not every college has the same degree plans, some are more expensive than others, and some have special requirements in order for you attend. I never knew there was a lot of planning that went into finding the perfect university. In this paper I will present several reasons why attending multiple colleges in your undergraduate studies does not enhance the learning experience.

First, I am one of the million transfer students who has attended multiple colleges; two junior colleges (both Blinn Colleges) and one four-year university (Sam Houston State University). I thought the transition would run smoothly from a junior to a four-year college, but it was quite difficult. You have to meet a certain GPA along with a certain amount of hours in order for you to be accepted and meet other requirements in order to be classified in the right class. Because one of my classes was intermediate I was classified as a sophomore, instead of a junior. I am not the only one of my friends who transferred to Sam, so did Katie Bourque. I interviewed her asking how successful her transfer was, and she said “all but one of her courses transferred and she contacted the Dean to make her Zoology count as her first Biology she needed for Sam.” When transferring colleges you must look at your degree plans and make sure the classes you took at your previous college meets the requirement of the degree plan at the university you are transferring to or if it could be equivalent to the class you need.

Secondly, the...
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