neuroscibritty (neuroscibritty) wrote in u_of_cincy,

Transfer Student

Ahh....well I attended University of Cincinnati for fall quarter back in 2003 when I was a senior in high school (through the Post Secondary Dual Enrollment program)...well my parents moved to Texas in December of 2003, so I moved with them, since I was 17 years old at the time. I then enrolled at Texas State University, and most recently I transferred to the University of Texas at Austin (UT is the school who is playing USC in the Rose Bowl football super championships or whatever, fyi) Anyway, I've come full circle and am transferring back to UC, most likely to start in Fall 2006, and am posting here seeking advice!

First of all, I have a 3.5 overall GPA and I was wondering if there are scholarships specifically for transfer students, and if a 3.5 is considered competetive to gain those scholarships.

Also, since I lost my Ohio residency....are there any other people reading this community who pay the $7,500 a quarter for out-of-state tuition? If so, where do you aquire $20,000 a year in student loans? I dont qualify for financial aid, all I am able to get are unsubsidized stafford loans, which is 3,500 a year or something absurdly low.

Hmm what else...oh, I am sort of considering taking a year off to gain Ohio residency, so I can pay cheaper tuition. I'm still considered a "dependent" to my parents, so they can claim me for tax purposes and also so I can be on their health insurance. Has anyone here taken a year off from school, and if so, what did you do about health insurance/dental/optical. I need my wisdom teeth out, wear glasses, and would probably come down with the avain flu as soon as I got off my parents health insurance.

Oh, and even though I attended UC for a quarter, the other universities have been on the semester system. Has anyone transferred credits from semester schools to UC's quarter based system? How did that work out? Did you get screwed out of any credits?

And finally, the school I go to now finishes the semester in May, so I'd probably want to move to UC mid-May. Would it be easy to find a summer sublet starting in May that runs through September? Do people co-op summer quarter? Would I have a better chance finding a sublet starting in June or July or whatever for Summer quarter? I noticed a lot of the apartment listings on craigslist are year long leases that run Sept - Sept.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer me advice/help. I'm in town in Cincinnati staying with my best friend right now, and I'll stop by UC sometime this week to talk to an admissions person etc etc, but I realllllly like hearing personal experiences.
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