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 athttp://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 states 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 CPEs KnowHow2Transfer.org website, and
CollegeFish.org, an online resource to promote positive two-year completion and transfer
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 havent 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