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Should I apply as a transfer student or a first year student?
Now I know this sounds like a stupid question because logic would say, well, you should know something like that. (Or call Amherst yourself -- which I plan on doing Monday, but I thought I'd ask around today.)
I've taken college courses at a community college since my sophomore year of high school. I don't think I was considered a "full time" college student at that time since I took morning classes at my high school and afternoon classes at the CC. I earned 43 college credit hours by the end of my senior year and had a 3.79 GPA.
I had planned on attending an LAC or a university starting Fall 2005 but things changed. Instead at the last minute I enrolled in an acting class and a singing class because...well...I needed something to do and I thought this would be a good time to explore areas that I will probably not be studying when I go to a 4-year school. These two classes brings my total college credit hours to 48.
Amherst's site says that to be considered a transfer student, you must have been a full-time college student for at least one year. I'm not sure what I'm asking, really, since I'm pretty much answering my own question -- but...am I a transfer student?