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    Thoughts on transfering out of AUC...

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    Dear fellow students,

    I am planning on transfering out of AUC and need advice in deciding which schools to transfer to. I did not fare as well as I had wanted first semester, mainly because of family emergencies back home in which i had to fly back several times last semester. Although many people have recommended that i stay another semester, I believe deep down AUC is just not the right school for me. Given my situation where I am already close to flunking out of AUC, I see it better in my case to start afresh at a different school. After speaking to a few people at the Dean's office, it seems like SMU is the way to go.

    However, before making a definite decision, I was wondering if anyone recommends other carib schools to transfer to such as Saba or Ross? Has anyone heard of other AUC students who have transfered to SMU or SABA (Does SABA even take transfer students?)? What are the chances that I am able to transfer to SMU/SABA successfully?

    Thanks in advance.

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    there are a few AUC students who flunked out or wanted out of AUC who attended SMU---it doesnt seem to hard to transfer into---that would be your best bet

    i dont think saba takes transfers----

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    If you fail at AUC, SGU, or Ross why not transfer to SMU, if you fail at SMU, why not try another SMU.

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    I'd try one of the Cali approved schools first so you still have the option of practicing in Cali if u so choose later on.. and if that doesn't work, then try SMU.
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    why not try SGU?

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    Remember though, if at all preventable, try not to transfer between Caribbean schools, as people have said before it raises red flags to PDs.

    But if you must transfer, then as Skip said, a lot go to SMU or I guess AUA (though I'd keep that as an ultimate last resort).
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    I left AUC for the exact same reason. Is had a big family issue come up in second semester and had to go home and deal with a bunch of stuff. I got behind and the stress with being behind and dealing with the problem it was too much. I took a semester leave if absence to think things through. I decided to switch to SMU after talking to other AUC students who had made the switch. Everyone I talked to, those that left on their own and those that failed out, have only positive things to say about SMU. I have also spent some time there visiting and sitting in on classes and I can tell you I am impressed!!!! I have no doubts that this is the place for me. The professors want to see you do well and are willing to go out of their way to help you not go out of their way to make it tough on you. The administration is extremely student friendly and tries to make your stay on the island and in the school a great expereince.
    I don't think you will regret making the switch at all. The staff makes the switch a really easy process and it takes almost no time at all.
    I met a lot of great people at AUC too and my time there wasn't all bad but when it came down to it the school was just not the right one for me.
    PM me if you have any questions!!

    Good Luck Skipper, SOE, Anacephalic, Microphage and all the rest that treated me so kindly in my time there at AUC.

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    if it isn't for you then it isn't for you. many students have been successful transfers at smu. i think the auc policies are unforgiving so you pretty much have to shut everything out of your life for 20 months....i still don't understand students who leave school to deal with issues at home...there is very little if anything that i could do for anyone home and myself and my family are better served by me staying on track but each their own..hopefully your presence home helped in some way.

    SMU has VERY student friendly policies which i am told make it exceedingly difficult to fail...just make sure you don't slack off and study for the boards because they have to bonus points or curves...hehe
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    In my case it was necessary to go home. We had been told by the police that our 8 year old daughter was the victim of a sexual assult. Turned out it wasn't true but it took 14 months dealing with the police, courts and counselors. Our daughter denied anything happend from day one but you have to be sure. ALl it came down to was a mentally handicapped boy not knowing what sex really means and an overzealous counselor "doing his job"
    I am glad it all turned out well but as I am sure you can see I had to be there.

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    Glad to hear everything turned out right Baditude and hope everything goes well for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stateofequilibrium
    Glad to hear everything turned out right Baditude and hope everything goes well for you.
    Go Kim! Best of luck to ya at SMU.

    Aloha,

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