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Speech helps map path to university

By Aubrey Polk/reporter

NW transfer coordinator Lourdes Davenport is one of many people at TCC’s Transfer Centers, located on all campuses, to help students plan their transition to a university. Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian
NW transfer coordinator Lourdes Davenport is one of many people at TCC’s Transfer Centers, located on all campuses, to help students plan their transition to a university.
Bogdan Sierra Miranda/The Collegian

Knowing how and when to transfer are most important when thinking about transferring, the NW Transfer Center coordinator said Feb. 3. 

Lourdes Davenport told NW students what they need to do if planning to transfer to a four-year university.

Students “need to find the university that fits them and their aspirations,” she said.

Students need to decide whether to attend a private or public university, weighing the options of both. Once they have decided on a university, students should be mindful of the deadlines, Davenport said.

“Do not consider only the admission deadlines but also scholarship deadlines and financial deadlines,” she said.

Davenport said the most common question students have when thinking about transferring is whether their basics will transfer or if they are taking the right classes that will fit their majors. To know the answers to all of these questions, students must know the university they plan to transfer to and then plan their core curriculum around the university and major, she said.

Students’ grades also matter because the higher the GPA the more financial aid and scholarships one might receive, Davenport said. Extracurricular activities and volunteer work are looked at as well.

Students having trouble determining where to start or completing the transfer process can go to the Transfer Center on any campus or make an appointment with an academic advisor.

“Remember to know yourself, know your major and know your career,” she said.

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