Salt Lake Community College students recently had the chance to explore what four-year schools in Utah have to offer them.
Transfer Days, held Sept. 21 to Oct. 1 in the Student Event Center hallway at Taylorsville Redwood Campus, let students engage with transfer advisors, admissions and department advisors from every four-year, in-state college and university.
“We love coming to the Salt Lake Community College on the Transfer Days,” says one Weber State University advisor. “It’s a great experience for us to share our programs with students and just let them know what Weber State has to offer and the great opportunities we have available there.
“We just enjoy meeting new students and being in the Salt Lake Community College environment.”
Many SLCC students have intentions of transferring to a four-year institution after they graduate, but deciding on what school to transfer to can be a difficult choice.
The Transfer Center organizes Transfer Days every fall and spring semester to help students make informed decisions.
“[Students] get to meet with specific program advisors and get specific information about admissions and scholarships for transfer,” says SLCC academic advisor Michael Atkinson.
Transfer Days allow students to explore other schools even leaving the SLCC campus. The ease of access to different colleges is very helpful to students.
“This is a great event,” says a Weber transfer advisor. “Coming from a recruiter’s point of view where I can only field [a] limited amount of questions, for [students] to be able to meet with their actual advisor and get the full breakdown of prerequisite requirements [is] amazing.”
For students who missed Transfer Days this semester, a College and University Fair will be held Oct. 20 in the Student Event Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Transfer advisors from different universities also visit SLCC two to four times a month to meet with students, according to Atkinson.
Students interested in transferring can set up an appointment with an advisor on campus to discuss any questions they may have.