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What it’s Really Like to Transfer to USciences

Published on October 23, 2020

Logan Mason BMS'21Transferring to a new university can be stressful, and USciences is committed to making the process as quick and easy as possible. For Logan Mason BMS’21, the move to USciences was a success. Mason transferred to USciences from Atlantic Cape Community College after earning an associates degree in science in 2019, and is enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences program. 

Q: Why did you choose to transfer to USciences?
A: When looking for a new university to transfer to, USciences offered a place to earn my intended degree while also providing research opportunities and resources to help shape myself as a future healthcare professional. Philadelphia also offers a great selection of food to try too!

Q: How was the process of transferring? How did USciences help and support you through the process?
A: My transfer process was very quick, within a span of about 3 weeks. I had toured in late December and officially transferred two weeks before the semester began. My transfer advisor made this process very smooth despite the time constraints. She made sure I had all of the necessary documents submitted in time or the upcoming semester and supported me through other endeavors.

Q: What do you like about USciences and the program you’re in?
A: Personally, I prefer a smaller class size in order to have a closer relationship with my professors. USciences has given me the opportunity to meet with professors and develop a closer relationship with them compared to other large universities. My program has definitely shaped me into a well-rounded student. I’ve been given the chance to study different disciplines that will set me apart in my future career.

Q: What advice would you give to others thinking of transferring to USciences?
A: When I was thinking about attending USciences, my two biggest concerns were credit transferring and the financial aspect. Attending an information session or open house will give any prospective student the opportunity to have questions like this answered with a genuine response. The staff of admissions and financial aid have been very kind and supportive through any issues.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share?
A: Transferring to a completely new university can be a very hard adjustment. In my first semester, I joined Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. This gave me the chance to make new friends and learn more about the ins and outs of a new university. I would recommend going out of your comfort zone and joining an organization. Everyone here would love to help make the adjustment a better experience!

Check out the transfer admissions page to learn more about our programs, how to transfer credits, financial aid, and more.

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