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Graduating A Semester Late

Posted on 9/27/2019 9:59:37 AM by Keegan McKoskey

It was the end of junior year, my first full year at Cabrini, and I realized that I would have to be in college an extra semester. I transferred to Cabrini after my sophomore year of college from Alvernia University in Reading, PA. 


When I sat down with my advisor, we realized my last semester at Alvernia, since I was a Psychology major and was switching to Digital Communications and Social Media, a lot of my credits wouldn’t transfer. 


I have to admit, it did stress me out at times. Taking 17.5 credits every semester wasn’t easy, especially in my senior year. But here I am, 11 credits from graduating and just a couple months left. In January, I will be a college graduate which feels great to say given my journey. 


I was fortunate at Cabrini to have classes with my real class (class of 2019) and also the class below me (class of 2020). I have friends in both years and couldn’t be more happy with my decision to transfer to Cabrini for that reason. 


It can definitely be stressful, transferring or catching up on credits for whatever reason. But it’s nothing be ashamed of graduating a semester late or even later. Everybody has their own path, some are longer than others.