Two year plan for transferring as international student
OK, here’s the deal:
I am an international freshman student at the College of Business at the infamous party school Ohio University. I ended up here because it best fitted my budget, got me a modest scholarship of $67500 a year and because of a beautiful campus. However, my academic goals reach further than I think I can accomplish at Ohio University. That is why, although I am not sure if I am actually going do it, I want to look into transferring as soon as possible. I don’t know when and where (although I have a slight preference to a coast-state), and I do not have any specific majors I want to get at a specific university.
That is why I want to ask you guys as American (or also international) students, if you can give me some tips on a ‘two year plan’. Besides getting good grades, what can I do to stand out of the crowd? As said before, I want to start as early as possible. Even if I may not end up transferring, I think the elaboration of the plan will gain me valuable experiences.
I don’t know what university I want to transfer to, and moreover I am simply not familiar enough with the universities here. My brother currently studies at Princeton as an undergrad, and my goal is to a university that academically is my highest reach.
Some short information about myself:
Country of origin: the Netherlands
Reason of coming to the USA: flexible curriculum, becoming bilingual in Dutch/English, campus life, life-experience.
SAT (CR+math): 1200 (although I think this could be a lot higher now that I understand English better)
University: Ohio University, College of Business, class of 2016
Involvement: Club soccer, Global Leadership Program
Grades/GPA: Not yet, although now that I start to get used to English terms my grades are moving from B’s to A’s. I am planning on getting an A in every class by the end of the semester.
If you are reading this right now, even if you have a quick tip/comment, let me now. So far I noticed that American people are very helpful and I absolutely love my time here!
(Btw if you need more information let me know!)