Transfer Center offers help for students

Students interested in applying to CSU’s for fall 2012 met in the student services building in the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) department.

The event, which took place Thursday Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to noon at Pierce College in Woodland Hills was hosted by the transfer center.

Angelica Hermosillo an intern for the counseling department conducted a visual presentation and answered questions form the students. There were approximately 10 students in attendance.

“I enjoy informing students about the application process because I know it can be a challenging process,” said Hermosillo “So any way I can help to ease that process is why I am here.”

Hermosillo got her Associates of Arts degree (AA) from American River Community College in Sacramento, her bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in sociology of science, and is working on her master’s degree in college counseling and student services at California State University Northridge (CSUN).

Adrian Sondhi 22, representing California State University Northridge (CSUN) was there to recruit students from Pierce.

A former student that worked in the financial aid office at Pierce he now does outreach and recruitment in a job/internship for CSUN.

“What you need is 60 transferable units, in English, critical thinking, and math,” said Sondhi. “You also need at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA).”

Sondhi will be back to help students with the application process on Tuesday Nov. 22, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“The deadline for applications is Nov. 30, at 11.59 p.m.,” said Sondhi. “ There are separate applications for each campus in the CSU system but all can be accessed through www.csumentor.com.”

The next transfer application workshops will be Nov. 22 for CSU’s between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., and for the Universities of California (UC’s) between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

If you are applying to private or out of state schools the next workshop will be Dec. 8, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

“Private universities are the most expensive,” according to Sunday Salter, director of the Transfer Center. “The UC’s are the second most expensive, and CSU’s are the least expensive.”

All workshops are held in the Career & Transfer Center Workshop Room in the Student Services Building.

The ‘Rock you Application’ is a service provided by the transfer center to help students with their applications you can drop in for help until Nov. 30 Tuesday – Thursday from between 12-2 p.m.