Non-traditional Transfer Student

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I’m definitely what you would call a non-traditional student. When I applied to Drexel, I was twenty-three years old, working full time, and going to school part time, trying to get my life together. Like a lot of other people, I had no idea what I wanted to do after graduating from high school.

 

Upon graduation, I did poorly in community college, dropping or failing nearly all of the classes that I took. I ended up dropping out in 2012, and began working full time to pay for my expenses. It wasn’t until 2015 that I realized that I didn’t want to spend my whole life trying to pull myself up by my bootstraps. I ended up re-enrolling in my local community college and re-taking all of the courses that I had failed or dropped in 2011/2012.

Between the great selection of work-study positions and the co-op program, Drexel really is a great fit for non-traditional students looking to surround themselves with people who want to do a little bit more than just be a student.

In 2016, I started pulling together a list of colleges I wanted to apply to, and Drexel had to be on it. For an adult like myself with a long history of work experience, it seemed like a wonderful fit. Between the great selection of work-study positions and the co-op program, Drexel really is a great fit for non-traditional students looking to surround themselves with people who want to do a little bit more than just be a student. If you want to set yourself apart from college graduates with very little or no work experience, Drexel is the way to do it. In addition, Drexel does a great job at accommodating those who come from semester/trimester systems, so it doesn’t feel like you’ve wasted time taking courses that won’t transfer over!

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