Senior, Biology Medical Sciences - Philadelphia, MS
After high school, I attended a local community college. During my sophomore year, I just knew I wanted to go to a large public university. After visiting a few schools, nothing seemed right. My friend from high school was a student at MC, and he told me that I should check it out. So, I scheduled a campus visit. After touring campus with an MC Scout, I was absolutely blown away. I instantly knew that this was where I needed to be. My Admissions Counselor was very helpful with figuring out scholarships and transferring my class credit.
As a student at MC, I am able to be a part of some great organizations. There are so many ways to get involved on campus. There is literally something for everyone! I have the opportunity to be an MC Scout (a student recruiter) where I get to help prospective students discover this great place. I am also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society which is an organization specifically for transfer students from community colleges.
Academically, MC is truly a premier university. MC’s Biology department is known for being a rigorous program that prepares its students for success in various professional schools such as dental, medical, and physical therapy school. The class sizes are small, and there are unique opportunities like biology research and pre-professional clubs. After graduation, I have no doubt that I will be academically prepared for the next chapter in my life.
I have grown tremendously in so many ways during my time here. MC’s commitment to the cause of Christ is evident in every aspect of student life, and it makes for an atmosphere that is conducive for growth in Christ. I have met so many great friends, and I couldn’t be more grateful that I’m a student at MC!
Junior, English-Writing, French - Birmingham, AL
My decision to come to Mississippi College was made the first time one of the Admissions Counselors visited my school and brought cookies. That alone is enough to make a positive impression, but unlike the rest of the schools who sent representatives dressed in full suits to spout out stats to us, I knew that the people at MC genuinely cared about me as an individual.
Unlike most of my graduating class, however, I chose to take a gap year after graduation and thought MC was just another dream killed. Fast forward two years and through several jobs and a year-long stint at a local community college in Alabama, and my dream was suddenly alive and well, and very much attainable! Mississippi College offered countless opportunities for scholarship and personal growth before I even arrived, and my Admissions Counselor kept up with me and helped encourage and guide me throughout those long two years until I finally packed up my car and drove the four hours to get here.
From the moment I rolled onto campus, I have felt immense satisfaction and joy. During Welcome Week (which transfers can participate in too), I made friends with freshmen and other transfers who are among my closest friends today. Though it is a small campus, there has been opportunity after opportunity to get plugged in and find your own groups of friends and to feel connected.
Coming in as a transfer can be weird sometimes, especially when you’re finding your place with fellow upperclassmen, but only have the campus knowledge of a freshman. Trust me when I say it is worth the leap and within just a day or two, you’ll already be making your imprint on the school and finding friends that will change your life for the better. It is so worth the wait.