St. John’s Proves the Right Choice for
Transfer Student Second Time Around
For Ashley Livingston‘12CPS, transferring to St. John’s was a
second chance to attend a university that suited her best. “I
applied to St. John’s originally in 2008,” she explained. “I was
accepted, but decided at the last minute to go out of town. I’m so
glad I’m finally at St. John’s.”
Ashley especially values being able to pursue a degree in St.
Criminal Justice program. The courses offer superb preparation
for her career objective of becoming a defense attorney. The
University’s top-ranked School of Law also adds to St.
John’s allure. “St. John’s is also high up on my wish list for law
school,” she said.
Ashley is especially impressed by the support transfer students
receive at St. John’s. “Everyone involved in helping me transfer —
from administrators to financial and academic advisers — has been
wonderful,” she said. “They’re concerned, caring and nurturing.” Of
course, she added, being awarded one of the University’s generous
Transfer Scholarships made her decision even sweeter.
Personal attention extends to the classroom, said Ashley. Caring
professors who bring their vast experience to the classroom
provides “an added dimension to my education that will help me make
informed decisions about my future,” she said. “It’s really amazing
how St. John’s offers so many educational and personal advantages
that were missing in my previous school.”
This spring, Ashley has secured a coveted internship allowing her
to shadow the Nassau County Attorney General. “I can’t think of a
better way to get to know the nuts and bolts of the criminal
justice system,” she said. This plumb position will also help her
gain invaluable professional contacts.
To share her St. John’s experience, Ashley has agreed to serve as
one of the University’s Transfer Student Ambassadors.” I am more
than happy to help anyone else who wishes to transfer to St.
John’s,” said Ashley.