Transfer fair brings university representatives

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Students can update degree and transfer plans.

By Marina Garcia

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Representatives of 24 universities are expected for the spring Transfer Fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday in Loftin Student Center

The fair provides a bounty of information on two dozen potential transfer colleges, helping students decide which university has the best program in their major.

Representatives will tell students how many hours they need to transfer to a university.

Representatives of Alamo University Center, which offers upper-level university courses in a facility on Pat Booker Road, and Café College, a city agency focused on helping students prepare for college, will assist students who are still undecided on a major.

A student’s college history and GPA will factor in ability to transfer, Rosa Maria Gonzalez, transfer center coordinator, said.

She suggests students use Web resources like collegeforalltexans.com or transfer101.org to conduct research to complete transfer plans.

Students entering a university can transfer a maximum of 66 hours from a community college.

For an incoming freshman, Gonzalez recommends students select a career choice, have a major in mind, and research universities that offer the best programs in the student’s area of interest.

Regardless of the number of earned credit hours, students need to talk to a university adviser about transferring classes and special instructions individual universities may have.

Students can use the Alamo GPS in ACES, updated daily, to view the hours they have accrued and their progress on transfer plans.

The transfer center, in the counseling complex on the first floor of Moody Leaning Center, sponsors university representatives weekly.

For more information, call the transfer center at 210-486-0864 or email sac-grad@alamo.edu.

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