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  1. Hi Gabe, That's a good point. I guess I'll never really know unless I ask personally. Thanks for your reply.
  2. Thank you Gabe. I was feeling guilty about my transferring and was seriously doubting the possibility of grad school. I hope most admissions committee members are like you and will not be so concerned about my transcript record. I will take time after undergrad to do a teaching program too. Also, can I get your opinion on another question? Supposing you mentored an undergrad student and then that undergrad disappeared without contact and went to another university, and then five years later or so resurfaces as a grad student in your exact field/subfield. The relationship wasn't very close or anything but just a one-sidedly helpful one--offering helpful direction and encouragement in the field. Do you think you would feel any desire to collaborate with the student again if the student reached out, or has the bridge burned, so to speak? How about an 'average' professor that you know? I'm referencing my old undergrad, and this is another thing that is making me feel guilty about transferring out and that maybe I should go back. Again, I'm sorry about the unconventional question. I have not really found anyone else in a position to help me answer.
  3. I see, so you still had support from your previous uni and a year of work. Thanks for your response!
  4. That's good to know. So everything else worked out for you (letters, scores, research, other application parts)?
  5. Hi, this is a bit more unconventional situation but I was wondering if you could still help. I am an undergrad who transferred out senior year, but now I don't think that was a good decision to transfer image-wise, bc i am contemplating grad school in the field (not sociology but another humanities). Supposing you were on the admissions committee, does this record affect my chances (supposing i still have rec letters, good writing samples and all other things considered equal)? Also I was wondering how it would look to transfer back to my old school? if i continue at my school now, my record looks like this: old school freshman to sophomore year fall - old major sophomore year spring - withdrawals (personal issues) junior year fall - old major + new major junior year spring - old major + new major new school senior year fall - new major senior year spring - new major + electives 5th year fall - new major (technically could graduate but need in-res credits) + electives 5th year spring - new major if I go back, my transcript will look like this: old school freshman to sophomore year fall - old major sophomore year spring - withdrawals (personal issues) junior year fall - old major + new major junior year spring - old major + new major new school senior year fall - new major senior year spring - withdraw/work old school 5th year fall - new major 5th year spring - one course or two courses in new major I suppose transferring out in the first place may hurt my application but if i frame it terms of an immature decision will that help? How much should I elaborate on my personal issues with social anxiety/feelings of incompetence in life? More importantly, i'm considering transferring back so would like to know if that just looks worse or if looks any better than staying here... Sorry for the long, awkward post! I really do appreciate any opinion on this.
  6. Hi Vene, Thanks for your reply. How long did you take at your new uni and did you explain in a personal statement about why you transferred?
  7. Sorry, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post but please let me know if there's a better forum. Basically i transferred out senior year of college to state college bc I didn't feel confident about my personal and academic skills and wanted more time to work on them more (had bad social anxiety up until junior year and also switched to a new major junior year). I had only two semesters left at my old school and now have four semesters at my new school. now i don't think that was a good decision to transfer image-wise, bc i am contemplating grad school in the field. i was wondering how it would look to transfer back to my old school ('to keep the record straight' so to speak) or would it look better to stay at my new school? i finished my first semester at my new school, so if i stay, i will have two full semesters + three courses. If I go back, I may be able to finish in one full semester + one course/two courses. so my transcript if I continue at my new school would look like this: old school freshman year fall and spring - old major sophomore year fall - old major, sophomore year spring - withdraw/leave from uni (personal issues) junior year fall - old major + new major junior year spring - old major + new major new school senior year fall - new major senior year spring - new major + electives 5th year fall - new major (technically could graduate but need in-res credits) + electives 5th year spring - electives if I go back, my transcript will look like this: old school freshman year fall and spring - old major sophomore year fall - old major, sophomore year spring - withdrawals (personal issues) junior year fall - old major + new major junior year spring - old major + new major new school senior year fall - new major old school 5th year fall - new major 5th year spring - one course or two courses in new major In your opinion which seems like the better choice image-wise for a grad school applicant? i suppose transferring out in the first place may hurt my application but if i frame it terms of an immature decision? More importantly, i'm considering transferring back so would like to know if that just looks worse or if looks any better than staying here... I really appreciate any comments on this.
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