Hi! I’m Casey, a sophomore at W&M. I transferred spring 2014 (my freshman year) from a large, in-state, public university. I can honestly say that transferring was one of the best decisions of my life. I decided to apply for transfer after I visited my sister, who has attended W&M since fall 2014, and fell in love with the College. I met people who I clicked with immediately and who I’m happy to now count as some of my closest friends. This visit convinced me that there was a better place for me than the school I was at, and that place was W&M. On top of the extraordinary people I’ve gotten to know here, I’ve also been able to take advantage of W&M’s top notch academics. I study history, and what better place to do that than a place built on traditions that have been 322 years in the making! I’m also involved with Amnesty International and TEDx on campus.
As a spring transfer, my experience was a unique one. Adjusting to campus as everyone else had at least a semester under their belt was intimidating, but help was always available. Orientation is an invaluable experience as a spring transfer because you get to know people who are going through the same experiences as you. Everyone on campus was also very understanding and accommodating throughout the spring transfer process. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to help others in their transfer process, so please, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!
– Casey Neary