Understanding College Transfer Process

So now you’ve taken it to your heart that you’re going to change your college but you have no idea what to do next! Well, it’s your career we’re talking about so no jokes are to be cracked here. What I advice is, firstly you should consult your counselor and have a look at the list of colleges you’d like to apply for. It’s necessary to be sure of the fact that your purpose would be solved while transferring and the college provides you with the course you want to opt for and the majors you want to do in future.

A majority of students decide to transfer mid-session or while they are in the process of education. Many have reasons as genuine as better career opportunities and better affiliation. Others leave the college for bad culture and stuff. Mark my words, there is no guarantee that the new college would work out for you. Try your best to solve the issues regarding the old institute itself instead of leaving it and going off to a whole new environment. Also, whatsoever, this experience is quiet unsettling and would slow down your studies a bit for a while. So keep that in mind.

If you still need to or want to switch colleges, you need to pay attention to a number of things. Before transferring, take a look at these bullet points and verify:

  • Send for the catalogue of the college and check out the requirements like the degree needed and criteria to be followed. Also see what the college has to offer in terms of study materials and courses.
  • Before you apply for a transfer, you need to make sure that you qualify for the college, that you have the degree required with their cut off marks or grades.
  • You need to check out if the new college accredits the degrees of the old one.
  • Check out on the special schemes like scholarships, etc and on the rules adhered to and deadlines followed in the college you’re going to apply for.
  • Prefer colleges which have a transfer agreement with your current one. This will ease the process and cut down on the work you’ve got to make up for.
  • Check out the expenditure in your new college, including travelling charges incurred, accommodation, food, books, and fees of course, etc.
  • Follow up the programs you need and the ones with the highest job placements.
  • See what courses from your current college can be transferred and also note how they are transferred. Is it alright? Ask yourself
  • Try your best to get the credits transferred in subjects you’ve scored good grades, it’ll be beneficial.
  • Also know what credits are transferrable and be sure you get them transferred.Finding a career job-red man and arrows_0_0
  • Check on the authenticity of the college, the formalities to be complete and things alike well in advance

Do your best and shine high. May this transfer prove fruitful for you and all the best for your future and career.

Understanding the Difference between College and University

College and University are taken to be synonyms nowadays. The difference between them is very compact and is not recognized by all. The word, however, like all English words, differ in meaning when the context it’s being used in is changed or the location and situations they are used in are changed. To stand in a better light, we’ll check out the difference between a college and a university and compare the two. Let’s trace out the two words right from the beginning, from their origin to how they’ve come to be used in various countries.

College has a Latin origin, and comes from the word ‘collegium’ meaning a group of people living together for a common purpose.  With time, this word has come to denote educational institutes offering degree level courses. College describes an educational institution offering diplomas and 2 year or four year degree level courses. It is known to be something between schools and universities. In other words, they focus on undergraduate programs. They are smaller than universities and students receive more personal attention.

University, coming from Latin ‘universitas magistrorum et scholarium’ that stands for a group of teachers and students living together in pursuit of knowledge, nowadays stands for higher educational institutions offering a platform to pursue higher educational qualifications and research. Universities offer a broad spectrum of courses belonging to various field and career streams. They offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Right from bachelor’s degree to Ph.D.s are covered by some universities. Some universities have divisions like the ‘College of Engineering’ etc. that means some colleges are under larger universities.

This was the basic perception. But all over the globe, various regions refer to colleges and universities in different contexts. Let’s have a look at that.

USA

In the United States of America, colleges and universities are used almost synonymously. There are a few colleges here that offer a wide range of subjects including doctorates. Here the colleges aim to prepare a person for his or her career. Universities here are quite famous all over the world like the Harvard University.

Canada

In Canada, the difference is quiet clear between the two units of education. Colleges, being focused on teaching short vocational courses in particular trades, offer basic degrees in science and arts whereas universities, having a wide range of varieties of subjects, offer the higher education degrees. Colleges are not research directed as opposed to universities. All in all, both are well defined in different words in Canada.

UK and associate commonwealth countries

In United Kingdom and the nations included in the commonwealth league, the difference between the two is very well defined and to the mark. Colleges are affiliated and subsidiary to universities. The courses are provided by the colleges, but the degrees are issued by the university that particular college comes under. University is the commanding body and colleges are the small fishes. So a university would have divisions under it by the name of ‘College of Liberal Arts’ who would teach the course but the degree would be granted by the university. The researches would be, however, directed by universities themselves, which will have its departments on different subjects.

Do comment your views! What about the place you belong to?

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All in all, colleges are the centers of learning whereas the universities are more research oriented. If we talk about the stage, universities definitely offer a much more esteemed stage as compared to colleges, but one may argue successfully that a student gets more personal attention in a college rather than a university.

But it all depends on the institution and your power of grasping. Both are the abodes of knowledge after all, right?

How to Choose Right College?

If you’re all set to go in for higher education and boost your career and personality, choosing a college is the foremost step. But it’s not as easy as it may seem. Choosing the right college amongst thousands present in the air can prove to be a challenging job. Even if you do decide on certain options, one never knows if it’ll turn out to be of help or a total disaster. One can’t guarantee you success but if you do take a bit of pains, you would most probably never face a time of regret. So let’s have a look at a few pointers indicating how to choose the right college.

Classify the colleges as good, better, best

So you’ve got the names offering the particular course you want or fulfilling your requirements. Now, divide them into groups of colleges that are the best – he ones that are difficult to get into but provide elite education, better than good – the ones that are not as good as the best colleges but not too bad, and good – colleges that are easy to get into, if you don’t have an option you can easily opt for them. Now try your best to get into those elite colleges, make them your first preference.

Explore the infrastructure

Check out the size of classes, labs and fields. See if the labs are well equipped. Check out on the living facilities – whether students commute or live on the campus. If on the campus, see if it’s suitable because you have to spend four or more years in those surroundings. Make sure the dorms are modernized and if you want an attached bathroom, see if they provide it well before applying for a residential facility. If you are a privacy freak, find out before hand if there are compromises to be made.

Gender problem

Well, many girls are uncomfortable studying in a co-ed atmosphere and similarly many colleges do not accept applications from male students. So it’s advisable that you choose a college according to your comfort zone.

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Remember, it doesn’t matter how old or young a college is, what counts is the quality of education imparted and the reputation of the college. So don’t turn down a college just because it’s young or opt for one just because it’s ancient.

Check on college directories

You may like to know about certain numbers like the population of the college, activities; number of fresher’s recruited each year, etc. For this, the best is college directories like their booklets and websites. They’ll equip you with all the technical information you need, however they won’t provide you with the updates on the college campus and its atmosphere and culture. For that you need to contact people actually living there.

Trust yourself

Sometimes you may get an intuition that a particular college would be best for you. Try it out, explore the college and it may prove to be the best deal. Some students have successfully lived this experience, now your turn to try!

Attend college fairs or talk to representatives and counselors.

Brochures and websites are a good start to know more about the college, but what the final step needs is interaction with real people. Most high schools sponsor college fairs where representatives are present to have a one-on-one with applicants. So don’t be shy and approach them, clear all your doubts and ask everything. If your high school does not organize such fairs, don’t fret, the National Association for College Admission Counseling always holds one around fall. Just go online and get the details required.

Empires

A must read! Life has a great number of cycles and we must learn to endure them ❤

The power of Quantum Thinking

A teacher I had, once told us that learning History is one of the most important subjects, not because of the dates and names, but because it teaches what mistakes were made in the past and how not to repeat them again.

Although I think we all have failed on that completely because humans are repeating same mistakes over and over again all the time. So I think that we are not done learning that important skill from history yet.

One of the most impressive parts in human history, to me at least, is the rise and fall of the biggest empires all over the world.  From the Roman Empire, the Mongol Empire, The Russian empire, The British Empire and so on.

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Magnet schools

Magnet school, true to its name, attracts bright students from all over the world or country. The term is popular in the United States. All over the world, these schools are becoming popular day by day and are known as Special Schools.

Children generally attend schools lying in their zones and regions. And magnet schools are what compel these students to join them – they attract students! It their specialized curriculum, better exposure and opportunities that make these public schools popular. Having their funding by the state, local or federal funds, these schools have a limited number of seats that have made the need of a selection procedure to be prevalent a necessity. Tests are conducted by the schools and the students scoring good marks are given the privilege of gaining an admission – that amounts to about 20% of students who apply each year.

Strict, stringent, disciplined and tougher, these schools have always attracted parents and students with their principle of equality amongst all races and castes.

Advantages

Magnet schools provide a better stage for a teacher-student relation as the number of students is kept in check. More attention can be given to the evolvement of an individual. The rigorous activities initiate the child’s creativity, helping him or her become an all-rounder. The school provides for an atmosphere that promotes a greater family like bonding between the teachers and students. A sense to uphold the schools dignity and pride drives the students to give their best.

Disadvantages

It is a general notion that these schools receive generous funding as compared to the traditional home schools (important to take note that home schools and home schooling are two different terms). Well, it is a duty of the parents to find out if these funds are used adequately. For instance they need to be sure that the school has a well equipped lab with a proficiently qualified teacher. Secondly, magnet schools selectiveness is a thing to question. To maintain their reputation, they chose a set of students that are already privileged. In the bargain, the more motivated, disadvantaged students are left behind. A good magnet school should actually select those students to whom it would do good to have an experience of such a school.

All in all, it is perceivably difficult to get enrollment in a magnet school. But if you do get into one of these wonders, it is a treat for your scholarly life. The opportunities and platforms one gets here is beyond imagination. But another point put forth by the critics is, if parents want to enroll their students here because of their good qualities, why not make all traditional public schools as competent? Now that’s a question that needs to be pondered on, right?

But till then, the fact remains that magnet schools have a class unbeatable! If you want to get into one, just make sure you make the necessary inquiries as pointed above to have an unfaltering experience.

Boarding schools – Pros and Cons

The term ‘boarding schools’ refer to schools where students live along with their fellow students and teachers during school terms and that’s where the term ‘boarding’ comes in – the students are provided food and lodging in the schools itself. Many parents prefer residential schools as they privilege the child with an exceptionally well disciplined behavior, proficiency at studies, etc. Although boarding schools have their merits, like all other aspects of life, they have their demerits too. Some students thrive in boarding schools whereas others have a tough time breathing. Let’s have a detailed look into these factors.

Pros of boarding schools

Boarding schools help enhance a child’s personality and discipline. Habits like getting up early, going to bed early, eating at specific points of time, exercising, developing hygienic habits, etc. not only embed an ordered character but also keep him/her healthy, as per the medical viewpoint. Boarding schools being communities in themselves as the students live together provide the students a platform to get themselves ready for the competitive world. Of this pleasure, the conventional school students are often deprived. Development of social and communication skills is tremendous in these schools. Liberty, self – dependence, confidence, smartness – the qualities required for a successful life – are all present in a student from a boarding school. Years of living with peers does that to a youngster!
On top of this, the 24/7 availability of staff is a plus point for their academic performance. Constant guidance and an atmosphere beneficial for learning as well as amusement have proven to be a healthy choice for students over the years.

Cons of boarding schools

Not all children are made for the boarding schools. It is a rising notion amongst children academically weak that boarding schools are ‘punishment grounds’. For certain students, it’s quite true. Children feel detached from the family. Some children develop an idea that their parents ‘don’t love’ them and they are a ‘burden’ as they’re being sent away. And an inability to do well in school may cause children to develop an inferiority complex within them which can be seriously harmful for their personality development. The liberty available may cause them to go off track and indulge in bad habits like drugs and smoking.metamorphosis_by_ffnana-d582qsv
A financial drawback is another point to consider. Boarding schools are undeniably expensive. Many families manage to collect enough to send in their child to one of these but the problem start when these poor children are teased by the rich brats. This may cause inferiority complexes, which as mentioned before is harmful for a child’s personality development.

So boarding schools are an ideal option if your little one is strong enough to cope up with being away from home. If not, it can be a traumatic experience for your kid. Advantages, disadvantages – both are in equal measures. So weigh all options and take your decision with a cool and rational mind because bear in mind, you are talking about your precious one’s future!


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Leave The Devil In Hell Where He Belongs

That’s So Jacob

Yesterday, I posted about something that I like, and today, here’s something I don’t like:

People who constantly play devil’s advocate.

I mean, what purpose does it serve? Most of the time, said person just does it to either be contrary in a situation that was perfectly fine until they opened their trap, or to get attention in a way other than throwing a temper tantrum. Sometimes we don’t want to hear your opinion. Or that of the devil. Do you really dislike us to that degree? If so, you might need to find some new friends.

Then, there’s the whole cliched phrasing of it. “Devil’s advocate?” For some reason, I think of 1970s crime dramas. You know, the kind where the men had suits with patched elbows and women wore shoulder pads. I mean, really. And why would the devil need advocating? I’d like to think he’s probably pretty…

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He – A poem!

She saw the waterfall – the one they were supposed to see together
She felt the spray of water on her lips – the ones they were supposed to feel together
She whisked the drops away – the ones HE was supposed to whisk
She kissed the child standing beside her – the one HE was supposed to kiss.

But he was gone now81866ede2755e364faceeb18823da837
Down in the pit of earth
And as she bent her head
She felt she was of no worth!

The rumbling of the water, the noise
It was deafening, yet low
There were many people around
But his absence made her feel alone

As the lonely place further emptied
And the woman was left alone with her boy
She took him in her arms
And plunged to return to that guy!  ❤