Transfer fair brings opportunity to students

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Students to meet with representatives of colleges.

By Rachel Cooper

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The transfer fair will be 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.

The Fiesta Room will be full of tables of representatives from more than 30 universities including Texas State, Our Lady of the Lake, St. Mary’s, Texas A&M-San Antonio and other local universities, transfer adviser Jessica Gonzalez said.

“It’s still kind of a working list,” transfer adviser Yesenia Caloca said.

Another transfer fair will take place in the spring; however, the date has not been confirmed, Caloca said.

“The fall one is usually the biggest one,” Gonzalez said.

“If they’re undecided about a program or major, maybe there’s a school that catches their eye,” Caloca said.

At the fair, students will learn from admission counselors about the programs available and admission requirements, Gonzalez said.

Students have the opportunity to ask specific questions such as about transferring courses, she said.

“Getting that direct contact with someone from the university” is important, Gonzalez said.

“I hope it encourages students to start looking at transferring, and making sure that they’re planning that ahead of time,” Caloca said.

“The earlier that they can get accurate information from the university, even just a contact name, number to reach out to, I think that is a really good takeaway for the student,” she said.

Students who are unable to attend the transfer fair can meet with someone in the transfer and career center (TRAC) to get information on the university they’re interested in, she said.

TRAC is like the middle person to support a student in that process, she said.

“We definitely want them to get that face-to-face contact with the reps,” Caloca said.

TRAC offers an online link where students can sign up to have a meeting with a representative from the college they’d like to transfer to, Gonzalez said.

This also pertains to local colleges and some that are out of the city, she said.

During these meetings, students can “go over classes they’ve taken so that way they can ensure the transferability,” Gonzalez said.

Baylor University is not typically at the transfer fair, but they will be at this one.

Representatives from Baylor will be available for one-on-one appointments 12:30-4 p.m. on the first floor of Moody after the fair.

For more information, visit http://www.alamo.edu/mainwide.aspx?id=43352.

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