Not all college students choose the path best for them immediately after high school. Some decide to take time after graduation to gather their thoughts about what to do next, and others realize after attending a particular college that they would prefer to go elsewhere.
Katie Ferrello transferred from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) after her freshman year. Even though she chose UCLA after high school, Ferrello said she has always wanted to attend the University of Notre Dame.
While she enjoyed her time at UCLA, receiving the news of her acceptance as a transfer was an opportunity Ferrello could not pass up, she said.
“I loved my freshman year at UCLA and looking back, I wouldn’t have changed a thing,” Ferello said. “My dad, sister, and brother all graduated from Notre Dame and I’ve been coming to campus since I was born. It is truly a special place filled with tradition. When I got accepted, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to live out my dream.”
Bob Stewart, a transfer student on his way to Temple University this fall, decided to attend the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) before making further plans.
Stewart said Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania and Arcadia University had topped his list when he was finally ready to transfer from CCP.