The Transfer Center had the honor to host the first Skyline College Virtual Transfer Day on, Monday, October 26, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We welcomed over forty universities to our annual fall event. The representation of universities was excellent, as many UC, CSU, and Private/Independent campuses attended the virtual event. Each university provided their own admissions presentation followed by a Q&A session for attendees.

The event was well-attended by our Skyline College community of students, faculty, and staff. It is estimated that about two hundred students attended the virtual Transfer Day. Through our student evaluations, it was apparent that students enjoyed the event and gained an understanding of university and program options that are available for transfer. One student commented, “I learned about the specific dates that were crucial to planning my transfer to my university of choice.” It was an incredible experience for students, as they met with university representatives, and gained insight into admission requirements and opportunities available.

Hosting a virtual Transfer Day would not have been a success without the support of university partners. Many shared that they were impressed by student’s level of understanding around transfer and about the transfer culture, one wrote, “students who showed up were engaged, the questions they asked made them seem very prepared.” Another shared that they had, “been a part of many community college fairs thus far and this fair was very well done.”

The Transfer Center is grateful to all the faculty that encouraged their students to attend this event. We are thankful that our community continues to foster a transfer culture.

With that said, we are now in the month of November, and we encourage all staff and faculty to constantly remind their students of the UC application deadline November 30 and CSU application deadline of December 4. We also want all of our community to continue to recommend Transfer Center services to all of our students, as we get closer to the application deadlines.

Article by Lucy Jovel & Jackie Flores

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