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Centers help transferring

By Ashton Phillips/reporter

Transferring to another institution entails many steps and potential stresses, which is why TCC offers its students the resources of university transfer centers on each campus.

The centers provide a large scope of services including scheduling visits from admissions advisers at other institutions, hosting institution information/transfer fairs, offering course-equivalency guides and providing information on scholarships, financial aid, university degree plans, course catalogs and transfer requirements for each institution.

The centers also have computer stations for students to research four-year college or university web pages or to complete applications for admissions and scholarships.

The most frequent university visits among all TCC campuses are from the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of North Texas, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and Tarleton State University. Students can access a calendar of institution visitors by visiting a transfer center, contacting a campus’ transfer center via telephone or e-mail or by reading announcements, fliers and printouts posted around campus.

Academic advisor Casey Ramos said helping students in the SE Campus center gives him a chance to know them better.

“I get to learn the student’s interests, academic targets and career aspirations all while helping them with essays, applications and degree plans,” Ramos said. “Transfer advising is a process that is not usually done in one stop.”

When transferring to another institution, students should consider other factors outside of applying and advising. Students should be aware of application, scholarship and financial aid deadlines, which are set prior to the semester in which they are applying, said Robin Carlisle, senior office assistant for the NW transfer center.

“I enjoy helping students by providing them with deadlines, dates, proper contact information, pamphlets, brochures, catalogs, printing website information and setting up tables outside the center for ease of access for this information,” Carlisle said. “I most enjoy hearing the sigh of relief when a student has received the information they were looking for.”

Linda Specks, academic advisor for the NE center, said she enjoys working with students.

“The students we serve today will be our leaders of tomorrow,” she said. “I give students all the information I can so they will be ready for academic life after TCC.”

 

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