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Transfer essay ideas

TheRippaTheRippa Registered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
edited April 2010 in College Essays
Basically, the common app prompt wants you to give your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve, something like that. I have a couple months to write it because I'm applying for the Spring semester. Anyhow, what are some good transfer topics?

As of right now, I'd like to write about how I don't think I was ready for a four year college straight after high school, and that community college helped increase my maturity and responsibility. Obviously it wouldn't sound that cliche in the essay, just getting my point across. I would also say how it allowed me to properly explore my interests, something I don't think regular freshmen realize when they're declaring their majors on their applications.

So what's a sound way to approach a transfer essay?
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Replies to: Transfer essay ideas

  • NapoleonInRagsNapoleonInRags Registered User Posts: 378 Member
    that's not a bad topic. it's how you phrase it that matters, how you display your thought and change process. the best way to approach it is just that -- reflect on college so far and then explain specifically why x school is the right school for you. i have a lot of literature with strategies. pm me.
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