Student Transfer Students

946 Words 4 Pages
I see many issues as a threat to our community of transfer students and I as a transfer student can empathize with them on some of these issues. One issue is lack of knowing the vast resources that UMD provides for its students. Many transfer students come to UMD and notice that it’s nothing like their community college they are exposed to differences in class and campus size, academic rigor, etc. The fact that many transfer students don’t know the various resources that UMD offers such as academic tutoring, TLC equipment loan program and guided study sessions is an issue. From personal experience these resources have helped me a lot through my academics. I remember the time I was studying for my organic chemistry class I was struggling a …show more content…
However, one way to diminish this anxiety is by connecting with other students who are involved in campus organizations. By inserting yourself into a campus organization you will have common ground with your new peers which can often lead to long-lasting friendships. Personally I am to shy when it comes to interacting with another individual unless there a reason behind it such as, if we have a class together. Being analytical I have always asked myself, “Why do I need to get involved? I just want to focus on my studies” now I know the importance of getting involved with the community. Transferring into UMD is not an easy task and if one isn’t aware of all the resources than they will fall behind academically and socially. That is why I believe no matter how hard it is, transfer students should know the importance of campus involvement for academic success, as well as information on campus resources, and how being socially active can benefit you in the long …show more content…
However, it is limited to a few students so it doesn’t look to impact a wide range of transfer students. Nevertheless, the T2T club is helpful in creating an environment that is filled with transfer students so that they can interact with each other since they can all relate with the difficulties of transitioning into UMD. Furthermore, one way T2T club can improve and help eradicate the negative impact in the transfer community is affiliating with the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC). SORC can provide a location for transfer students to go to if they have any questions about their financial aid, advising and or campus resources. I think if T2T combined with SORC they can help transiting students understand what it is like to be a UMD student by helping them navigate with the new campus, policies and procedures, and a new culture. Many of the times SORC is just used a study place which can be done at the library as well, that is why I think T2T club should use SORC as its base for involvement for transfer students by holding meetings in the circle so they can tackle the issues transfer students have and host events. Furthermore, as a restorative person I personally feel that we need tackle this problem because many students lack the knowledge of resources that UMD has to offer, this problem can be fixed if all transfer students

Related Documents