Caitlin - French Adolescent Education

Caitlin

French Adolescent Education - Transfer Student

I have found the faculty at Daemen wants to see you succeed and they show that in their teaching. There is a lot of personal interaction. You can talk to your professor before or after class, during office hours, or by e-mail.

 

Why did you choose your present major?

I was fascinated by my family heritage and I enjoyed learning French. By the end of my high school years I knew it was something that I loved.

Please describe your academic experience at Daemen College.

I have had a good academic experience. I love my French classes because of the discussion involved, the group work, and the individual expression allowed in the education classes.

Please describe the impact Daemen faculty, staff and advisors have had on you.

My advisor has had the most impact on me so far. He really helped me set up my classes, transfer as many credits as possible, and boost my self-confidence in my linguistic abilities.  The staff at Daemen is friendly, helpful, and ready to help you get where you need to be. 

Why did you choose to transfer to Daemen College?

I actually found Daemen College in a computer program as a school that fit my preference of size, cost, region and major. It was the first school I found that had French education as one major, I liked the look of the classes it had, and it is near my mom’s side of the family (not to mention Niagara Falls). We came to an open house where I fell in love. Everyone was so nice and helpful, and I thought the head of my department was awesome. Mostly, it just felt right.

What was your first step in beginning the transfer process once you chose Daemen?

Once I visited for Open House and knew I wanted to stay, I sent in my transcripts for a credit evaluation and started the application. It was important to stay in contact with my admissions counselor to know what needed to be done.

Was the transfer admissions counselor helpful in your transfer process? If so, please explain how.

Yes; the transfer counselor was very helpful. He listened to me, explained what needed to get done and how it would work. He was there every step of the way to answer all of my questions and calm my fears.

How did you feel about the amount of credits that transferred to Daemen?

I had 52 out of 54 credits transfer. My counselor was really good about fitting in extra credits due to differences between the schools so I could transfer as many as possible.

What advice would you give to any students looking to transfer?

Start the process early and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Visit the school for the Open House and the Experience Daemen Days. It really helps you get a feel for where things are, how the classes run, and what the students are like.

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