As deadlines loom, the Transfer Center is hosting fall workshops, clinics and events through November to help transfer students prepare their most competitive applications.
Fall 2013 application season opened on Oct. 1 as California State University (CSU) schools began accepting transfer applications through Nov. 30.
University of California (UC) schools will accept applicants from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, though students can began compiling their applications online Oct. 1.
Few UC and CSU schools accepted spring transfer applicants without a special transfer Associate Degree, but CSU, Humboldt accepted applications for all spring transfer students and majors until Sept. 30.
The Transfer Center is offering a host of workshops, an application clinic and a transfer student fair to help students meet these deadlines, and workshops are a good place for students to start, Transfer Center Director Sunday Salter said.
“This is a very good way for students to get a lot of information at one time,” Salter said.
Students will have the chance to speak with UC and CSU admissions representatives to ask university-specific questions during Transfer Day on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Mall.
UC Los Angeles and the University of Southern California will hold application workshops at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
The Transfer Center will hold drop-in clinic hours from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, providing students with immediate help on applications and feedback on personal statements.
Walk-ins are welcome from 12-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Arpine Sargsyan, 20, used the Transfer Center and met with a counselor to obtain information about transferring to the social work program at CSU, Northridge.
“I’ve been going here for two years,” Sargsyan said. “I’m hopefully transferring Fall 2013.”
Aerospace engineering major Louis Mejia, 21, is beginning the process for TAG because he wants a back-up plan during the uncertainty of applying.
“I really want to aim for UC San Diego,” Mejia said.
TAG students contract with one school of their choice as a promise that they will meet the correct criteria for that school.
In exchange, applicants are guaranteed admission, though they are not obligated to attend.
TAG’s online Transfer Application Planner keeps track of the student’s progress towards meeting criteria and can be started years in advance as a tool to stay on track.
Information on TAG and a list of workshops ranging from transfer basics to applications can be found at www.piercecollege.edu/offices/transfer_center/.
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