Transfers

<p>Sorry if this is in the wrong forum! I couldn't find where to post it otherwise.</p>

<p>So hi! I go to Bard College, and as much as I positively love it, I'm realizing more and more how much it doesn't necessarily have the major program(s) that I want, and the way our system is set up makes it incredibly difficult to either create majors or switch -- it feels like you have to know what you want to do going in.</p>

<p>I want to major in language translation or linguistics and literature, so that I can be a fiction translator. If I stay at Bard, I'm going to stay a political science/philosophy major and take a ****ton of languages for the hell of it, which is fine by me, but I want to look into my options to transfer anyway, just in case somewhere does accept me. Does anybody have any recommendations?</p>

<p>My grades in high school were not the best, but not bad either, and because I am a good essay writer I got into a couple of impressive colleges (eg, Bard). As a sophomore II (despite the fact that I'm only going into my second year) I have a 3.4 right now with Bard grades -- a 3.8 if you factor in the classes I took through Syracuse and UAlbany during my junior and senior years of high school -- but I have some withdrawals and an incomplete because of major medicational issues this past year (I am bipolar, and when you're on an incorrect dosage, it REALLY screws you up). That being said, I DO have a 3.4 otherwise, and none of those withdrawals were within a major that I might ultimately pursue. Oh, and I have a metric ****ton of extracurriculars, volunteer experience, and leadership experience, and was a first alternate to be an RA for this year but was ultimately rejected for being too nice. Bah.</p>

<p>I'm not picky about big schools or small LACs, just not conservative or religious ones. I'm a radical leftist, so this would not bode well. :P</p>

<p>Is anything hard to follow or in need of clarification? I tend to be hard to follow sometimes in these threads.</p>

<p>Thank you very much!</p>

<p>You may want to take this to the Transfer Forum. click on "Discussion Home" in the upper-left of this screen and then scroll down to find it.</p>

<p>Translation work requires very advanced levels of proficiency in the languages that you are working in, and often is subject-area specific. If you aren't already bi-lingual/multi-lingual, you need to find a way to develop the proficiency that you will need for your particular career goals.</p>