Sophomore, Biology Medical Sciences - Laurel, MS
Hey I’m Alexander! I’m a sophomore majoring in Biology Medical Sciences and minoring in Biochemistry. I transferred in this past fall semester and I wanted to share my transfer experience with you.
I was enrolled at Jones County Junior College (JCJC) for one year after I graduated high school. After a period of looking at Biology programs at multiple universities, I knew that Mississippi College was where I wanted to be. The admissions process went so smoothly. My admissions counselor, JD, worked with me on finding scholarships, explained campus life, and walked me through transferring over my class credit. The best thing was the Early Bird Transfer Registration. I was able to register for classes, meet professors, and see what all MC has to offer its students.
Ultimately I chose MC because of the reputation of the Biology Department. It's a rigorous program that definitely prepares students for medical school. Trust me. I really enjoy the small class sizes and the professors genuinely care about the progress of their students.
Besides great academics, we also have a great student life! There are so many ways to get involved on campus, and you definitely should. I rushed Kokoa Men's Service Club (Service clubs are MC's version of Greek life). Through joining Kokoa I've developed friendships and had the opportunity to be a leader in numerous ways.
I also love the Christian atmosphere on campus. I came in expecting typical Christian values, but I am in awe of the genuine passion students, faculty, and staff have for Christ. When MC says, "Find Faith, Find Family, Find Future," they really mean it. My walk with Christ has grown significantly in the short time I've been here. The friends I've made here have become like family. The education I'm receiving is setting me up for great success. MC could not be a better fit for me.
Senior, Sociology - Clinton, MS
My transfer experience began in the fall semester of 2011. I was a sophomore at Hinds Community College, and I started thinking about what my next step would be. Honestly, Mississippi College was not on my "college list." My older sister, Christian, was a senior music major at MC. I was afraid that I would always be "Christian's little sister" and unable to just be Charise if I enrolled at MC. After a few months of prayer and researching the sociology department at MC and a few other colleges, I knew that MC was where I needed to be.
I applied online and set up a campus visit with my Admissions Counselor, Brandi. She walked me through everything: scholarships, financial aid, how to get involved on campus, and helped me figure out what classes would transfer. The Transfer Equivalencies site was a most helpful resource and Brandi showed me how to use it.
Since transferring, I've had so many opportunities to be involved. I joined the Concert Choir and traveled all across the United States. I was also an Orientation Leader (OL) for the past two summers. Being an OL was absolutely one of my favorite experiences. I was able to meet the incoming Freshmen class, show them the ropes, and encourage them as they started a new chapter in life. Seriously, I am so thankful for the home away from home I have at MC!