Why Do I Have to Transfer?

Kate at College and Career Night

Over a hundred combined colleges and career areas were represented at this year’s College & Career Night.

As many of you many know JCC is only a two-year school, unfortunately. “Why!?”  I ask. I would definitely stay here for four years. Or eleven. I could become a lifetime student here just so I didn’t have to go through the transfer process. With more than 35 degree programs (not to mention the numerous certificate programs), trust me, I could earn quite a few degrees here.

Although I would love to stay here, SUNY Cobleskill is calling my name. Recently, JCC held its annual College and Career Night where over 60 colleges and 75 career areas were represented. I took this opportunity to touch base with the recruitment lady at Cobleskill because I had a ton questions about how to contact their admissions department, which courses would transfer, what courses I would still have to take, etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Like I said, transferring can be a bit stressful. She advised me to email their transfer specialist a list of all the classes that I’ve taken, as well as what classes I hope to take next semester, so once I apply and get accepted (*hopefully*), I will have an easy transfer.

I would like to give a shout out to the Counseling and Career Development office because they have helped me work through this whole transferring process. Whether you are transferring into the college or are taking your degree on the road, they are there for you!

About the author

Kate Ewer

Hi, my name is Kate and I’m currently a sophomore student at Jamestown Community College. I work on campus answering phones at the switchboard and also help out in the President’s Office. I love to sing and have participated in choir and vocal jazz here on campus. In my free time I enjoy listening to music and spending time on my family’s farm with my goats.