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Online Transfer Madness College Fair Set for March 5th

Mar 05, 2014 - | 12:00 AM -

College students looking to transfer college credits or associate degrees to a four-year institution will have the opportunity to connect with those institutions and get questions answered during a 12-hour online Transfer Madness fair set for Wednesday, March 5th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST at http://transfermadness.org.  



Now in its second year, Transfer Madness connects students from the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to advisors from more than 20 four-year institutions. Students can chat live with admissions representatives and advisors at the universities of their choice, download e-brochures, find out about scholarships, and register for prizes. 


Governor Steve Beshear and Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall helped launch the event at a press conference on Wednesday, February 26 in Frankfort. KCTCS transfer students also participated, along with other state education leaders. 


“We have worked hard to create a ‘transfer-friendly’ postsecondary education system,” said Beshear. “And we are making progress, with an almost 30 percent increase in KCTCS transfers to public and private institutions over the past five years.”


The Transfer Madness roster includes all eight of the state’s public universities, the 16 colleges of KCTCS, and 15 independent colleges and universities, and two for-profit institutions. Also represented with booths at the fair include the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, staff from CPE’s KnowHow2Transfer.org website, and CollegeFish.org, an online resource to promote positive two-year completion and transfer pathways.


Dr. Jim Klauber, president of OCTC commented, “One of the key success factors in transfer is the relationship with that four-year institution prior to getting ready to transfer. That is why this Transfer Madness event is so important, it encourages the student to develop that relationship if they haven’t already established one. We at OCTC are uniquely positioned to help our students, because of the strong partnerships we have with Brescia University, KWC, and WKU-O.” 


High school students who plan to attend a community college before transferring and four-year college students considering a transfer are invited to participate. The online transfer fair enables students to access the event at a time that suits their school, family and work schedules.


Transfer Madness is sponsored by the Council on Postsecondary Education and the participating colleges and universities.


To register for the event and prizes, and to view the list of the participating colleges, universities and other partners, go to http://www.transfermadness.org