Transfer Student Profiles

Transfer Admissions Ambassador: Kathryn Volovski

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Kathryn Volovski ‘19 Brooks College House, History Major

Activities: Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Unleashed, F&M Students Against Sexual Assault, Life After College Success Program.

Have any questions about the transfer student experience? If so, just ask.! Please feel free to email me at

Making the decision to transfer after my freshman year was a very difficult change to undertake. I was nervous about restarting my college experience and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to transition into the new school smoothly.

When looking at schools that matched my interests, I wanted to be pushed out of my academic and personal comfort zones. I was excited to find Franklin and Marshall College because I feel that it has an amazing balance of having a rigorous academic environment while able to foster the feeling of family and inclusion.

I am very happy with my decision to transfer to F&M. I have a abundance of opportunities both inside the classroom and out. My peers and professors have pushed me to become a more excited and engaged student. It’s an incredible feeling to be in a classroom with students who share your enthusiasm and interest in a subject. I have never been so active outside of school, taken such interesting classes, and making memories that all lead to this rewarding experience of attending Franklin and Marshall College.

Transferring can be scary, but when you find the right place, it makes the whole experience worthwhile. I highly encourage you to visit campus, talk to students and professors in your anticipated major, and ask questions! Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions.  I wish you the best of luck in your journey and hope that you too find the right fit. 


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Michael Aberman '19 (r), Brooks College House, Public Health Major with a Government track

Activities: Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Hillel

Since coming to Franklin & Marshall, I have not looked back once. Even though my time here has been short, I have acclimated myself through Greek Life, Hillel, and making wonderful friends. What helped my assimilation into the college was going through the Transfer Orientation at the beginning of the academic year. This enabled me to have a smooth transition to life at F&M



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Holly Hurst '19, Boncheck College House, Neuroscience Major

Activities: Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Undergraduate Research on Genetic Illness

I transferred to F&M because I wanted to be at a school with smaller class sizes where my professors would be easily accessible. The student body is smart, kind and hardworking. F&M is a beautiful environment for learning, living and growing!


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Brett Schmieder '19, Weis College House, Psychology and Government Joint Major  

Activities: Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity 

Since becoming a student last semester I have joined charity organizations, Greek life, and miscellaneous clubs that have helped me call this college my home.  In the classroom, the professors are always ready to talk and because of their availability, I have decided to joint major in psychology and government with my favorite professors as my advisors.  Lancaster offers a great city atmosphere while also offering beautiful hikes and outdoor activities in the surrounding area.