Student Affairs : Student And Student

758 WordsMay 26, 20164 Pages
Being that student affairs is still somewhat new to me, only having experience as a student and student worker, I was really excited to begin reading and learning more about student affairs. Out of the first three chapters, the chapter that I found the most interesting was chapter three about the student enrollment patterns. Having been a transfer student myself, it was interesting to me to learn how there is a variety of types and classifications of enrollment patterns emerging such as reverse transferring, swirling and double dipping, and distance learning. I learned that the type of transfer that I completed would be considered an upward transfer since I started with earning my associates degree at a community college and then transferred to a four-year institution to complete my bachelor’s degree. It was also interesting to me that the text wrote that “the current story of college enrollment patterns is one of student mobility and the portability of college credits” (Renn & Reason, 46). I found this to not be the opposite of what I experienced as an undergraduate student since I was only part of a handful of other transfer students. During the latter part of my undergraduate experience when I was completing my bachelor’s degree, I often felt like being a transfer student or having course credit from another institution was seen as a hindrance. From an academic perspective, I felt like I was always seen as a special case when it came to things like registering for
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