Salt Lake Community College communication students who may be nervous about transferring to the University of Utah can take a class to learn more about university studies.
During the spring semester, COMM 3060 is held for communication majors who are planning to transfer to the U. once they have graduated from SLCC. The class is offered by the U. to help communication students prepare for their transition to a larger institution.
After completing this transfer interest group (TIG) course, each student will be more knowledgeable on what is expected of them academically.
Dr. Natasha Seegert, a professor at the University of Utah, teaches the COMM 3060 class at SLCC.
“Changes are difficult and the shift from a small institution, like SLCC, to a large institution like the U of U can be especially hard to negotiate. COMM 3060 Transfer Interest Group gives SLCC students the opportunity to address this major change well in advance,” Seegert says.
To help alleviate anxieties regarding the transfer process, COMM 3060 provides each student with information about the U. by discussing reading and writing expectations. The course also offers opportunities, and informs students about what is happening on campus, so each student is better situated to seek out those opportunities once arriving.
This TIG course also helps students financially. When taking the course through SLCC, students save funds rather than taking the required course at the U.
Each semester, Seegert brings in financial and academic advisors from the U. who eagerly want to meet and help each student with their transition. The course is also beneficial in helping navigate and find scholarship opportunities.
Ali Brown, a current TIG student, revealed how beneficial the course has been for her.
“This course has been a huge resource for me as I navigate the process of transferring to the U. Every week [Seegert] relieves so much stress, and she really wants us all to succeed,” Brown says.
COMM 3060 is currently held at South City Campus on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. in room 1-158. To learn more about the TIG course, contact academic advisors Sam Curley or Gordon Storrs or visit the transfer page on the SLCC Communication Department website.