TRAC will host 30 universities Oct. 29

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Various university representatives visit Chance throughout the week.

By Orlando Torres

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Representatives from 30 universities will be in Gym 2 of Candler Physical Education Center 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 29 for a Transfer Fair.

“It’s not just Texas schools that will be here. Mississippi State and a few trade schools from California will also be here,” Dr. Ruben Whitney, career counselor in TRAC, said Oct. 23.

Some of the more recognized institutions that will be represented are Texas A&M University, Texas State University and the University of Texas San Antonio.

Students will have an opportunity to talk to each representative from universities they would like to attend about requirements, admissions and financial aid, he said.

“It’s a good opportunity because a lot of times students don’t know what it takes to get there,” Whitney said. “GPA for example — some colleges require a 3.5 to get in there, but that’s when these other schools will be there to help students to see what would be a better fit for them.”

Students may bring a transcript if they want to, he said.

“It’s important for students to take advantage of this because we always do what we can to have many options for students,” Whitney said. “Whether it be nursing, art or business, for example, there’s a lot out there for students to ask about.”

Students can talk to college representatives throughout the week on the second floor in Chance Academic Center.

These visits are scheduled through the transfer center. The representatives vary from week-to-week, but students can start engaging with those universities when they see them, he said.

“I hope we get the students that really want to go to four-year schools,” Whitney said about the transfer fair. “There’s a lot of students that really don’t know about continuing their education after a two-year program here at this college.

“We try to get the word out as much as we can to entice students, so if we could do that we will have a really good turnout,” Whitney said.

For more information on the transfer fair, visit the transfer center in Room 100 of Moody Learning Center or call 210-486-1500.

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