Thinking about transferring from UMBC to UMCP
I'm currently a freshman at UMBC, and although I've only been here for a month, me and a bunch of my friends have seriously been considering transferring. Not because I "hate" it here persay. It's a nice campus, the classes are very good, people are very nice, good residence housing, etc. BUT, going to school here is extremely boring, and there is never anything to do. Most kids go home on the weekends, there are no parties, nobody goes to the school sponsered events, and there is virtually zero school spirit. Anything that could make me proud of going to this school is non existant.
I know what you might be saying right now, college is about the education, not the parties.
I have to say, I think it's about the balance. I don't know if I can look back on my "college experience" at UMBC and say that it was really a college experience.
Anyway, I really want to transfer to UMCP. However, quite a few things make me nervous about it. First off, UMCP is a much bigger campus, with much larger classes. With the exception of one of my intro classes, most of my classes have no more than 40 people in them. Second, I am not 100% that they have my major, or anything similar to it (mass media and communications studies). Third, I heard it is virtually impossible to get housing on campus as a transfer student. Also, I'm nervous that I won't be able to make friends if I transfer as a sophmore or junior. Can anyone give any insight on that?
I didn't get into UMCP with my high school transcript, so I want to wait until I have 30 credits from UMBC (I will have 28 by the end of the fall semester). When would be a good time to transfer to guarantee admission/housing?