When Mandy Astor, ’15, started college at a large state school, she quickly realized that it wasn’t the right setting for her. She transferred to Meredith and didn’t look back! Here are Mandy’s thoughts on what it was like to make the transition to Meredith.
Why did you transfer to Meredith?
“About midway through my freshman year at a large public university, I realized that the large (200+) class sizes and impersonal campus feel were not for me. I knew that one of the best things about Meredith is its close-knit community. I was drawn to small class sizes as well as personal connections with professors and other students.”
What was your experience like as you made the transfer?
“From my first phone call to Admissions to Move-In Day, every aspect was stress-free. I immediately felt like I was part of the Meredith community and everyone answered any questions I had about transferring. My faculty advisor met with me on multiple occasions to ensure that my schedule was set for my first fall semester.”
What are you enjoying most about your Meredith experience so far?
My favorite part of being a Meredith student would have to be the abundance of traditions on campus! I loved participating in Cornhuskin’ since it is such a great way to get to know the other students in the class of 2015. I enjoyed every tradition from Charming Evening, to Ring Dinner (I’m obsessed with my onyx!), to STUNT … I am still amazed that there are so many ways to get involved at Meredith!
How did Meredith help you become even stronger?
One of my strengths is my ability to communicate well with others. Meredith has nurtured this skill by allowing me to serve as an Adult & Transfer Advisor for two years. I have really enjoyed this experience and I feel like the communication skills I have acquired will serve me well throughout my life.