Transfer Fair to bring advisers from local, state universities

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Students advised to ask questions about transferring.

By Yubhya Garcia

Students will get an opportunity to meet with university representatives at the transfer fair from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday on the second floor foyer of Moody Learning Center.

Representatives of 15 universities had confirmed by Monday, but more are expected, Jeanette Cantu, secretary in the transfer center, said.

She said 243 students attended the transfer fair last semester. 

Students will be asked to sign in at the entrance to Moody to document attendance, she said. 

Among universities that plan to send representatives are Our Lady of the Lake University, Texas State University-San Marcos and Texas A&M-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio. 

Also University of the Incarnate Word, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Dallas and University of Houston. 

Cantu said representatives will provide important information to students such as transfer requirements, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, application deadlines and residence hall information. 

She advises students to have additional questions ready for the universities’ representatives to ask. 

Dr. Terry Walch, transfer center coordinator, said students do not need to bring a transcript.

She recommends three important steps when considering transferring — gather information from university representatives, review it and then visit the university to see what is like before committing.

It is important to visit the university to see if it is a good fit, she said.

Undecided students should get as much information as they can from brochures, cards and answers to questions, she said.

Walch said some questions students should ask are if their major is offered, does the university have a transfer plan, what courses are offered and what is the minimum grade-point average.

Students who decide on a senior college should get the name of the correct person to set up an appointment for individual transfer information, she said.

For more information, students can go from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday to the transfer center on the first floor Moody.

Walk-ins are welcome.

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