Planning a Painless Transfer
Are you wondering how to better assemble and organize your future plans in order to prepare a smooth transferring process? If you haven’t put any thought into furthering your education, here you will learn how far in advance you should be planning as well as finding which college is best fitting for you.
As you walk into the Housatonic Academic Advising Center, there you will find Marilyn Wehr, who will take appointments by phone call or email. Not only will she be helpful with guiding you but you will also be able to find several pamphlets in her office, including the steps you will need to take as well as the different transfer programs to your local Connecticut colleges and universities. Transfer fairs (the last one was in November) include about 30-35 schools coming to provide all the information you will need.
“It’s never too soon to start preparing yourself for transfer. The sooner the better! Most students start thinking about their transfer as soon as they start here at HCC,” Wehr emphasized. She also mentioned that if you know where you want to go you should be checking their websites and the their transfer deadlines. Be sure to mention your goal of transferring along with your specific employment goals when speaking to any advisor so that they can better help you.
HCC graduate Amanda Wright took some time out of her busy schedule to talk about her recent transfer and being a part of the “GAP” (Guaranteed Admission Program) which is an agreement between the University of Connecticut (where she is now attending) and Connecticut Community Colleges. “The most important thing to do is make sure your credits will transfer. Also be sure to keep your GPA up because most schools have high standards for transfer students,” she said.
Wright added that applying for as many scholarships as possible will of course be great. “Free money is always really helpful,” she says.
Rashard Brewer, soon to be a graduated student here at Housatonic, wants to transfer to the University of Delaware, expecting to be there by fall of 2017. “UD has a very good marketing program. Also I love the diversity they have,” he said. Brewer’s current major here is Business Administration, but will be mainly focused on marketing and sales in his future studies.
“I am looking forward to having an eventful career, this is what I have a passion for,” he said.
Brewer also added that he just recently started speaking to a transfer advisor and is already feeling confident in his journey.