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Transfer Presentation for HD 103
Transcript of Transfer Presentation for HD 103
Transfer 101: Planning a Successful Path
How can an advisor help?
Reviewing graduation requirements
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
Make a list of questions
Plan out a practice course schedule
Be on time
Bring important documents (transcripts, test scores)
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Scenario: How would we plan
for a Business transfer student
who tested into Math 97 and
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
Think about your Degree
Associate in Arts and Sciences-DTA
Associate in Business- DTA/MRP
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
Electives Will fill in the Gaps
Add a Foreign Language
You are responsible for
at your intended 4-year
Make sure to maintain balance in course selection
Types of Degrees
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
Transfer 101 Workshop
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
EXTRA CREDIT: 5 Points
(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.