Transfer students should stay focused on their grades
Students choose to transfer to another institution for many reasons. Some decide that their original choice of major is not for them, while others feel another Christian college could more effectively meet their needs. Regardless of why a student makes the decision to transfer to another institution, it is important for them to remain focused on their grades.
Christian colleges and universities welcome individuals who are transferring from other schools, but many of these institutions assess transfer students’ applications rigorously – particularly a student’s grade point average (GPA).
In some cases, transfer students must demonstrate a sustained period of solid academic performance. For example, some schools will only consider applications from students who have managed to maintain a 3.0 GPA or a specified letter-grade equivalent. As such, transfer students should ensure that their grades are as good as they possibly can be. It may be worthwhile for transfer students to discuss their work with their professors or spend additional time studying challenging material in order to maintain their GPA prior to transferring to another Christian university.
The Bible has much to say on the value and importance of working hard. This is evident in scriptures such as Colossians 3:23, which reads, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” This could be interpreted as meaning no matter how a student feels about their current degree program, workload or even choice of major, committing to doing their best and completing their work to the the highest possible standard is pleasing to the Lord.
The scriptures in the Bible also provide men and women of faith with lessons on the importance of staying positive. One example of this is found in the book of Matthew 6:33, which reads, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” This means that, regardless of what is going on in their lives, believers should consider their situation with a positive attitude. If transfer students focus on everything they have to gain from moving to another Christian college and the opportunities available to them, as opposed to the things they are dissatisfied with in their present degree program, they are applying biblical wisdom to their lives.