By now, most of you know I’m attempting to transfer to UVa. I’m trying to get all the paperwork together so that I can transfer for this coming academic year (if I don’t manage to get all the paperwork in, it will be a whole year before I can get the guaranteed transfer, as they don’t accept guaranteed transfers in the spring). It’s been a mess.
First, I thought I had until the middle of March and wasn’t rushing to get things done. I found out around the middle of January that I would not have the extra two weeks. Ever since then, I’ve been struggling to find everything that needs to be done by the first so I don’t miss the deadline. I have only a little over a week and several things still need to be done.
Second, I keep finding more and more paperwork that needs to be filled out. Two parts of an application, three sets of paperwork that need to be filled out by various people, transcripts from every school I’ve attended. All of these things are, I suppose, to be expected; however, having never done this sort of thing before, I’ve been finding things and not giving much time for things to be done.
The moral of the story is this: don’t leave things until you think you have enough time. Do it with a year to spare…you’ll be sure to find something you missed in the meantime!