College students interested in transferring college credits or associate degrees to a four-year institution can connect with those institutions and get questions answered during a six-hour online Transfer Madness fair.
Students can get the information they need to continue their college educations by logging on to http://transfermadness.org on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Now in its third year, Transfer Madness connects students from the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to advisers from more than 20 four-year institutions. Students can chat live with admissions representatives and advisers at the universities of their choice, download e-brochures and learn about scholarships.
The Transfer Madness roster includes all eight of the state’s public universities, the 16 colleges of KCTCS, 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 two-year completion and transfer pathways.
“Our campuses have stepped up in a big way to smooth the transfer process by creating clear pathways between associate degrees to bachelor’s degrees. These pathways will save students time and money, and Transfer Madness will help them develop a winning transfer game plan,” said Bob King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
High school students who plan to attend a community college before transferring and four-year college students considering a transfer are also invited to participate.
Organizers hope the convenience of an online transfer fair will boost student participation since students can access the event at a time that suits their school, family and work schedules.
The event is sponsored by the Council on Postsecondary Education and the participating colleges and universities.
To register for the event and to view the list of the participating colleges, universities and other partners, go to http://www.transfermadness.org.