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I Need Advice! (Confused College Student)

tinafish2121tinafish2121 35 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
edited August 16 in Transfer Students
Hey guys! So I will be a sophomore this fall and I'm super excited. My first year of college I attended Winthrop University in South Carolina. Now I will be attending Oakland Community College in Michigan this fall to ease my transition and to save some money. I, of course, will be transferring next fall (2020) and I don't know a lot about the process. I plan on applying to the University of Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Wayne State (I would love suggestions of other schools as well!). My top school is the University of Michigan! My application would be submitted around January so only my first year and this fall semester will be included. I'm not sure of what career I want to go into but I am leaning more towards a Public Health/ Health Administration major for either possibly going into the medical field or public health field. I have talked to the program manager of the Public Health School at U of M for a while about my credits and requirements and she was super helpful but I'm unsure about my stats and if I'll get in. If anyone could provide some insight I would GREATLY appreciate it.
My Stats:
GPA:
3.18 (From freshman year but I plan on getting a 4.0 so it should go up to 3.45ish)
EC:
I had a high leadership community service position during my freshman year and did phone polling for the CDC last semester. I have a TON of ECs from high school as well. I plan on doing a lot of volunteering and possibly assisting at a local clinic this fall. I'll also be pulling in a part-time job as well.
CREDITS:
I have 24 from my freshman year and I'm taking 13 this semester. I'll be taking a chemistry CLEP exam as well this fall. So I should be getting about 41 when I apply.

Thanks for reading my long post!
edited August 16
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  • tinafish2121tinafish2121 35 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 29599 replies172 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The Transfer Advisor at your CC should be able to help evaluate your chances of admission at the MI public universities, and might also have ideas about other places. Find out who that person is and make a point of getting to know them.
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  • coolguy40coolguy40 2077 replies2 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The further you go from home, the more dubious credit transfers become, so be prepared to lose a lot of money retaking classes in the transfer. Plus, financial aid has limits on how much student loan money you can take out. Since you're out of state, that puts you at a double disadvantage because you're looking at triple the cost of in-state tuition. You would run out of financial aid before you graduate. Are your parents willing to pay the difference?
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29243 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    You are in state for Michigan, are you not? Your transfer advisor at the CC will be your best bet in terms of helping you have the best chances in getting into your transfer choices. As a general rule, the gpa will be extremely important so your plans to get a 4.0 are are excellent. Good luck
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 22666 replies15 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The further you go from home, the more dubious credit transfers become, so be prepared to lose a lot of money retaking classes in the transfer.

    I don't agree. Winthrop courses will be accepted. Work with the transfer coordinator when choosing your courses as you are building on the sequencing as well as taking any necessary pre-reqs for transferring in a year.
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  • tinafish2121tinafish2121 35 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @coolguy40 I qualify for instate tuition because of my dad and plus I'm orginally from Michigan so my financial aid should be fine.
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