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Transfer Student Story

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After hearing about La Salle’s recent tuition reset, Lisa Rollins said her decision to transfer to La Salle was a “no-brainer.” Lisa transferred from the Community College of Philadelphia, which is a La Salle dual admission partner. Coming from a dual admission partner school made the transfer process a breeze for Lisa.

She found her only hardship after arriving and registering for classes.

“My first semester I was in panic mode because I wasn’t able to pay for the books for my classes and I did not want to start off on a bad note,” she said. Rather than struggle in silence, Lisa decided to speak up. She contacted her adviser, Julie Valenti, assistant dean in the School of Arts and Sciences for advice and guidance on what to do next. “Julie stressed to me how she appreciated me coming to her with this concern. She got on the phone with other La Salle staff members trying to see what could be done about my situation,” Lisa said.

Through the diligent work of the Transfer Admission staff, Lisa was able to obtain assistance purchasing her books. She even had two of her extraordinary professors purchase her books for their classes for her. Lisa can focus on finishing her degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology.

Lisa’s experience is a testament to the care and consideration La Salle faculty and staff have for students. They’ll meet each student where they are and help them chart a new course toward success. Lisa’s professors worked with her to figure out her next steps in life.

“I hope to one day work as a professor encouraging students like the professors do at La Salle to think outside the box and to push them past their fears to achieve greater endeavors.”