I took a few weeks off for the holidays and general self wellness after finals. But, a few days ago I got my final grades for my first semester as a transfer student and wanted to summarize my experience. In my last transfer post I lightly touched on how stressful my current institution as compared to the one I’m at now. That stress only increased after that post, my semester got hectic.
Last semester I took 18 credits, I would’ve taken 19 but the one credit gen ed I needed was full. Within 18 credits I was enrolled in 6 courses and one no credit P/F course. At my previous institution each class accounted for 4 credits and I usually took 5 courses a semester. An extra course doesn’t seem like a lot i theory but it was. Especially when coupled with my other responsibilities. Amazingly, I still managed to do well in my courses.
Larger Campus and Weather
This is gonna be a short one, listen. I hate the cold. I hate walking a mile to each class. It almost killed me when the weather dropped.
The Whole Social Life Thing
I’ll do better next semester y’all I swear.
I will never take a class that starts before 10AM again. It just is not feasible for my commuter lifestyle. In fact I had a class that I thought began at 8:45 and I would walk in at 8:44 having gotten off the bus at 8:40. Every time I walked in I wondered why my professor was so prompt at starting class at 8:45 because every time I walked in he was mid lecture. On the last day of the semester I realized the class actually began at 8:30 and I had just been late every day.
With this second semester I have made sure to avoid that issue completely by scheduling no classes before 10AM and paying closer attention to my schedule. Although I do have one super late class that I was not able to avoid because, I need it to graduate.
5 Goals for Next Semester!
- Make a daily schedule and follow it.
- Set aside time to study and complete classwork.
- Think positively, mindset is everything.
- Stay organized.
- Join a study group/tutoring.
Happy New Year!