The truth is, being a transfer is not easy. But the experience is only as difficult as I allow it to be. I know that I will find my footing soon, and in the meantime, I will focus on the people who matter most to me.
Whereas I thought my transferring to UMD meant that I would get to spend more time with my family (something I desperately wanted and perhaps even needed), the way things actually panned out was very different.
A new study is right to focus on the importance of community colleges in the U.S. higher education system. But no study can point to or graph why a student might transfer, because only we can draw the best fit.