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Transfer Presentation for HD 103

Tuesday, January 17th

Brian Foster

on 25 October 2013

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Transcript of Transfer Presentation for HD 103

Find Your Major Advisor
Transfer Lingo
Transfer 101: Planning a Successful Path
How can an advisor help?
Selecting courses
Reviewing graduation requirements
Setting goals
Career development
Monitoring academic progress
Assistance with academic issues
Navigating the campus environment
Assistance with financial matters
Identifying campus resources
Transferring to a 4-year University
How to make the most of your Academic Advisor
Establish a positive relationship with your advisor

Come prepared:

Make a list of questions
Plan out a practice course schedule
Be on time
Bring important documents (transcripts, test scores)
Quarter 1
(cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr

Scenario: How would we plan
for a Business transfer student
who tested into Math 97 and
English 92?

Hint: Check Degree Worksheet for
Math/English classes needed.

Plan only for Math/English for now.
(use charts in back of handbook)

How many quarters until the Math
sequence is finished?
Know your Resources

Course Catalog (policies, descriptions, prerequisites)

Quarterly Schedule (days/times courses are offered)

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Math/English Flow Charts

Degree Audit

Website: http://bellevuecollege.edu/advising
Think about your Degree
Associate in Arts and Sciences-DTA

Associate in Business- DTA/MRP
General Science?
Science Track I

Science Track II
Plan your Math and English First
Check your assessment scores for placement

Use Math/English flow charts for prerequisites
Plan out

Core Requirements

Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Electives Will fill in the Gaps
Add a Foreign Language
(If needed)
You are responsible for
checking on
at your intended 4-year
University/Major Program
Make sure to maintain balance in course selection
Types of Degrees
Professional/Technical Degrees

Associate (Non-Transfer)

Associate (Transfer)

Direct Transfer Agreement

: Major-Related Program

Associate in Science
Types of Associate Transfer Degrees Offered

Associate in Arts and Sciences-DTA

Associate in Business- DTA

Associate in Elementary Education- DTA/MRP

Associate in Math Education- DTA/MRP

Associate in Science - Track 1 or 2*

*Track 1 = Biological, Environmental/Resources, Chemistry, Earth Sciences

*Track 2 = Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Engineering/MRP

Associate Degree = 90 Credits (typically)


University Study = 90 Credits (typically)

Bachelor's Degree = 180 Credits (typically)
Each University/Program may have
different Admissions Requirements

For example...
Transfer Center
Online Resources
General Advice
Transfer 101 Workshop
Learning Goals:
Define what it means to be a transfer student
Locate resources to assist in transfer advising
Understand transfer terminology
Why Start Now?
Avoid the anxiety associated with the
College admissions process.

Gain confidence.

Make informed decisions.
“In an increasingly competitive college market, it is no longer just enough just to be smart."

“Colleges want to know what students will offer to the community.”
Rigor of Classes
Personal Statement/Essay
Extra-Curricular Activities/Community Service
Letters of Recommendation
Application to University
Application to Department (if competitive major)
Plan, Plan, Plan - Starting Now!!!

Start a college file
Research & visit colleges
Become a well-rounded student
Plan summer activities (classes, volunteer, internship, summer job, travel, etc.)
Discuss college financial options

It has a program of study that matches your interests and needs

It provides a style of instruction to match the way you like to learn

It supplies a level of academic rigor that matches your aptitude and preparation

It offers a community that feels like home

It value you for what you do well
How do I know which college is best for me?
What will my transfer application
typically include?
Your potential college list should include at least:

1 Reach (highly competitive)
3 Possible (competitive)
1 Safety/Likely (probable admission)

Your “safety” school is an important choice. Will you be happy there if it is your only option?

1. GO ONLINE: Check out the college website!
2. MEET with your BC advisors.
3. VISIT- best way to get to know a school
4. News and World Report
5. CONTACT: admissions advisors AND professors and
advisors in transfer programs.
6. TALK to a BC librarian for reference materials.
7. CONDUCT Informational Interviews
How Do I Research Schools?
Your personal statement should be unique to you and tell your story of where you have been and HOW that journey will take you where you want to go.
Personal Statements
1. What makes you “you”? (Where are you from, what ups and downs have you faced in life?)

2. What have you learned about being You? (How have your life experiences inspired where you want to go academically and career wise?)

3. Where are you in your journey? (What do you want to be? How far along are you? What do you need in order to get there?)
What should I include more specifically?
Instructors and advisors are usually happy to write letters of recommendation.

ASK EARLY! Ask at least 2 weeks before you need it.

Know deadlines.

Provide a resume/CV

Make an appointment so we know where you are in applying and what you would like us to address in the letter. It often helps to give us your personal statement if you have it done.

Follow up with the person(s) before the due date.
Letters of Recommendation
-University Admissions Counselors
To earn this extra credit, please do the following two steps:

1) Upload to CANVAS a business card of a college representative who you spoke to at the Transfer Fair on January 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Cafeteria.

2) Also, please list three things you learned by talking to that person.
(All or nothing)
Picture of Transfer Fair Map!
5 Points Extra Credit if You:
1. Take a picture of a business card and upload it.
2. Describe three things you learned about the University.
3. Tell me why you are or are not interested in attending that school.
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