choose Clackamas Community College to begin their four-year degree and transfer
to a university after completing two years of college. On Thursday, Jan. 24,
students will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from state
universities, private and out-of-state colleges. Transfer Day at CCC takes
place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gregory Forum.
Days is a statewide collaboration between Oregon’s 17 community colleges and
four-year universities. The event was first launched by a coalition of
admissions professionals in 2007 to help students understand and prepare for
the next step in their college careers.
participating in Transfer Day will gain insight into each school’s offerings,
admissions requirements, recommended courses, navigating college costs and
financial aid, and tools to make the transition as seamless as possible.
More students are
choosing to begin their higher education at community colleges before
transferring to a four-year school. At Oregon’s public universities alone, the
numbers of community college students transferring increased significantly by
70 percent in the last 10 years, from 4,159 in 2001-02 to 7,065 in 2011-12.
The increase can
be attributed to numerous factors and new partnerships, including co-enrollment
and articulation agreements between community colleges and universities; new
options such as the Oregon Transfer Module, which enable students to ensure
that their credits will apply at a four-year institution; and a greater
recognition that having a four-year degree provides additional opportunities in
the job market.
CCC has recently
increased services available to students planning to transfer to four-year
colleges. A counselor and adviser have been designated to work with students
planning to transfer. In addition, a new Transfer Center has been added to the
student services available in the Community Center. The Transfer Center offers
resources for students researching four-year school offerings and requirements,
as well as scholarship information.
For information about Transfer Day at CCC,
please contact PJ Martineau at 503-594-3180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.