A Message for Transfer Students: You Belong
When I received word that I was accepted into the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, I think my head swelled three times its size. However, once I started classes there I soon realized that what I had expected as a transfer student was not at all what I was faced with. I was in over my head. Reality slapped me right in the face. What little social life I had went straight down the drain. The complexity of the work felt overwhelming. I could not seem to “get ahead” the way I previously did at community college. I began to have self-doubt in my capabilities.
Earning a place
Luckily, I already had a support network in place. I was contacted by the Provost’s office and asked to come in to talk. He shared that the application process was stringent and noted that I had earned a place among the others on campus. He assured me I had all the tools I needed to become successful and stated I was a true Wolverine. This helped to set my mind at ease and I gained the confidence I needed to complete my school work.