I wrote a post last winter thinking about transferring from Suffolk University even though I have a really good financial aid package. I tried sticking through it again this semester, and it honestly was one of the worst periods. I told my family I want to start looking at options to transfer.
If I apply anywhere, it would probably be Emmanuel College, Emerson, and BU. Realistically, I know I will probably only be able to afford Emmanuel, but my mom encouraged me to try other schools and see. I’m a PR major right now and am willing to major in communications at other schools.
Here are some of my stats for reference too.
For high school:
-4.45 GPA rank 6/435
-I was on the track and cross country team through high school
And for my time at Suffolk
-I have a work-study where I wrote/edited then published a school-sponsored magazine
-I founded a club and am the president
-I’m the finance manager for Radio here and I have my own show
-I’m the first-year rep. for the honors council
-I’m in the honors program and a project of mine was chosen for me to present at the national collegiate honors conference
-I also work a regular job
-I’m in a sorority
-I also have a good amount of volunteer hours
I tried really hard this semester to get involved as much as I could to try and enjoy Suffolk more, but I still hate it here. I’m hoping now that getting so involved can maybe help boost my applications elsewhere.
Basically, I’m just asking if I have a solid chance of getting good financial aid anywhere else- it doesn’t even have to be the three schools I mentioned, but I want to stay in Boston. Suffolk accepted all of my AP credit from high school so I came in 3 semesters ahead and with a really good scholarship, so I know that by leaving, I’m passing up on a really good financial opportunity. Room and board also won’t matter since I’m not dorming.
Any advice/recommendations on applying or on financial aid is really appreciated. Picking the wrong college is hard.