Transfer Workshops Archive - Transfer Center

Transfer workshops are designed to support you through the transfer process. All currently-offered workshops are posted on the Transfer Events Calendar.

Application Workshops

Admission Application Sessions

Need help with your admissions application? Not sure where to start? Do you have an admission essay or personal statement you would like someone to read?

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Supplemental Application Sessions

Cal Poly logo.Cal Poly San Luis Obispo require supplemental applications as part of the admissions process. Attend this workshop for one-on-one assistance with this portion of the application and present your best application for admissions. It helps if you have already begun working on your Cal Poly SLO CSUMentor application.

The Common Application

Topics covered: What is it? What schools use it? Tips for addressing questions within it? Individual institution deadlines, supplemental applications, forms required, procedures for those forms, where to go for assistance, etc.

The CSU Application

Topics covered: When and where to apply? Tips before your begin. What to expect after application submission. Documents, deadlines, where to go for application assistance.

CSU/UC Application Questions Sessions

Stop by the Transfer Center during these hours with questions you have about your Fall 2014 transfer application to the CSU and/or UC!

Getting Ready to Transfer: The Final Semester

…Applied to your universities? …Waiting to hear about your admissions statuses? Attend this session to find out what you should be doing during your last semester at Ohlone? Topics covered include: Application document deadlines; Supplemental applications: applying for financial aid; GE Certifications; making a decision and transitioning to the university.

Getting Ready to Transfer: The Final Year

Anyone transferring to a university in Fall 2011 should attend this one-time workshop! Find out what you need to do for the remainder of your time at Ohlone to have a smooth transition to your university.

UC TAG Application Sessions

University of California logo.Obtain assistance with your Fall 2012 UC TAG application. You must know which UC TAG campus you qualify for and would like to TAG to prior to this workshop. Review UC TAG options and requirements.

Last Minute Fall 2013 UC TAG Application Session

University of California logo.The Transfer Center is holding a Last Minute UC TAG Application workshop so you can finish your UC TAG application and get it submitted. Students should not wait until this workshop to begin your UC TAG application. The workshop is a place for you to obtain clarification on your application, have it reviewed for completeness (not eligibility), and finish it up for submission. So, stop by anytime during the session, and bring your laptop or borrow one of ours. The Fall 2013 UC TAG application is due September 30, 2012. The application may be found at: UC Transfer Admission Planner.

Writing the UC Personal Statement

The summer is a great time to work on your UC Personal Statement for Winter or Fall 2014 admission to the UC. Come obtain tips for addressing the two prompts on the UC application and get a head start!

Writing Your UC Personal Statement (for International Students)

University of California logo.The International Students Club at Ohlone College would like to invite international students for a session with Counselor Mandy Yip about the UC personal statement!

Majors & Careers

Early Care and Education

Join presenters from CSU East Bay and Mills College for a session on the different career and degree opportunities in the field of early childhood education.

Future Teachers Workshop

Debra Luna, Chair of Elementary Education from San Francisco State University, will be providing information to students wanting to learn about becoming elementary school or high school teachers. Presenter will go over the credential program and information about their undergraduate Liberal Studies and Child Adolescent majors, which are considered good preparation for future elementary teachers. The presenter is very interested in addressing your questions and supporting your goals. If you have specific questions, let us know and we will compile it for her to address. Please email your questions to transfer@ohlone.edu.

Majors and Careers in Design

Fiona Tedds, Admissions Counselor for the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, is holding a special workshop on majors and careers in the field of design. If you are interested in business, marketing, computer design, graphic design, interior design, art, and fashion, join her for this session!

Pre-Med Transfer Students Session with UCSF School of Medicine

UCSF School of Medicine logo.The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, will be hosting a session on the medical school application process, course pre-requisites, and helpful resources as you explore and plan your pathway in the field of medicine and health sciences. All future doctors and health professionals are encouraged to attend!

Pre-Med Transfer Students Session with UCSF School of Medicine

UCSF School of Medicine logo.Co-sponsored with SACNAS (the national Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic and Native Americans in the Sciences), the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, will be hosting a session on the medical school application process, course pre-requisites, and helpful resources as you explore and plan your pathway in the field of medicine and health sciences. All future doctors and health professionals are encouraged to attend!

How to Choose Your Major

Unsure about your major? Ever wonder how your major relates to future careers? Attend this hands-on workshop to research majors, colleges and universities that offer your major(s), as well as occupational and salary information associated with the major(s).

Transfer Options in Engineering

Join Counselor Wayne Takakuwa and the Ohlone College Engineering Club for a session on transfer planning and university options in the engineering field. Obtain tips for researching and applying to Bay Area universities!

Transfer Options in Nursing

Attend this workshop to learn more about careers and options in nursing, including the differences between an Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's Degree in nursing, and obtain clarification about Bay Area nursing programs.

Money Matters

FAFSA Workshops

You may have submitted university admission application(s), but, have you submitted the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)? Any student who believes that he or she may need assistance in meeting the cost of attending college should apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA. Submit the FAFSA by March 2 to have access to the most amount of funds available. Please visit Financial Aid FAFSA Workshops to prepare and bring relevant documents before attending a FAFSA session. These sessions are offered by the Ohlone College Financial Aid Department.

Financial Aid & Transfer Students

All non-F1 transfer students (especially students in their last year at Ohlone before transferring) are highly encouraged to attend this special workshop. We know most students need help paying for college, so, before you say, “My family makes too much to qualify for financial aid,” or “I did not receive aid at Ohlone so I guess I will not receive aid after transferring,” consider attending (bring your family!) this special presentation by Dianna Wheaton, a financial aid counselor at CSU East Bay, where we will address the following:

  • What is financial aid?
  • What is the FAFSA? Why fill it out?
  • The financial aid award. Will I know what is offered before I decide on the university to attend?
  • Special notes for transfer students
  • Preparing to complete the FAFSA

Planning Financially for University Transfer

Wondering how you're going to pay for college after you transfer? It's never too early to plan financially! Join Victor Cheng, CFP, & Eagleview Foundation for a special series on resources and strategies in funding your college education as well as correctly utilizing financial aid, grants and endowment funding!

Note: This is a four-part series workshop. Participants are highly encouraged to attend the first session before session two, attend session two before session three, and three before four.

RSVP is required. Please email the Transfer Center with your RSVP.

Bring your lunch!

  1. Session 1: The FAFSA, the Profile, the EFC; and, making college selections
  2. Session 2: College selections and define a plan to pay for each college
  3. Session 3: The forms and waiting for offers and awards
  4. Session 4: Evaluating offers & awards and implementing a plan to pay

* This is a four-part series workshop. Participants are highly encouraged to attend the first session before session two, attend session two before session three, and three before four.

Scholarship Tips

Hosted by the Ohlone Financial Aid Office, come learn how to conduct scholarship searches to help fund your education after you transfer!

Transfer Students and Financial Aid

Attend this workshop to learn about financial aid as it pertains to transfer students. Topics covered include: What is financial aid and why apply for aid? Do I apply for financial aid after I've been admitted to the university? (The answer is no, so come find out why.) Understanding your financial aid award/package.

Transfer Workshop for International Students (F1 visa)

The International Students Club at Ohlone College would like to invite international students and students with international coursework for a Q&A session with Counselor Mandy Yip about transferring as an international student. Bring your questions!!! Topics covered:

  • General information on UC and CSU transfer requirements
  • International education records
  • Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
  • Transfer planning resources
  • Estimate cost of attendance

Student Panels & Transfer Topics

Exploring Private Colleges as a Transfer Option

Join an Ohlone counselor for a candid discussion on the value of and considerations to take when exploring private institutions. Topics covered include:

  • Differences between private and public colleges and universities
  • For-profit and Non-profit institutions
  • Affording a private education
  • Specialty schools
  • Liberal arts colleges… what are they and why might it be a good fit for me?
  • Assessing for educational fit
  • Debunking myths about private institutions

HBCU Alumni Panel

Come hear from alumni who have graduated from HBCUs, the Historically Black Colleges & Universitites. Find out how to tour schools in the spring or fall and the Bay Area HBCU Transfer Fairs. Bring your questions!!

Transfer for International Students

The International Students Club at Ohlone College would like to invite international students and students with international coursework for a Q&A session with Counselor Mandy Yip about transferring as an international student. Bring your questions!!! Topics covered:

  • General information on UC and CSU transfer requirements
  • International education records
  • Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
  • Transfer planning resources
  • Estimate cost of attendance

The Transfer Transition

…Applied to your universities? …Waiting to hear about your admissions statuses? Bring your questions to this session for a discussion on ing to the university. Topics covered:

  • Making a decision on which college to attend
  • Housing, transportation, services and resources
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Your first term at the university

Transfer for Veteran Students

Luis Hernandez (veteran, Ohlone alum, UC Berkeley transfer student, and Intern for the Office of Veteran Services at the UCB campus), invites all veteran students for a session on the experience of transferring as a veteran student. He will share his tips, resources, and highlight the GI Bill's new changes and benefits for veteran students! Don't miss out on this special and unique opportunity! Bring your lunch!

Transferring to Private Colleges

Join an Ohlone counselor for a candid discussion on the value of and considerations to take when exploring private institutions. Topics covered include: Differences between private and public colleges and universities, For-profit and Non-profit institutions, Affording a private education, Specialty schools, liberal arts colleges… what are they and why might it be a good fit for me? Assessing for educational fit, Debunking myths about private institutions

UC Berkeley Student Panel

The Transfer Center and UC Berkeley's PASS invite you to the UC Berkeley Student Panel. Current UC Berkeley students will be here at Ohlone College to talk about their experiences attending UCB!

Topics Include:

  • Transferring to Cal
  • Applying to Cal
  • Tips for Appealing
  • Student Life & Transitions

Bring your questions!!!

Information Sessions

San Jose State University Info Session

Join Patricia Gutierrez, SJSU's Admissions Counselor, for a session on the new transfer admission requirements and how to be competitive for admission to San Jose State University.

Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG) Information Session

Attend this workshop to learn about the different guaranteed transfer admission opportunities. Specifically, we will go over the Associate Degree for Transfer to the CSU system, CSU Monterey Bay Transfer Admission Agreement, and UC Transfer Admission Guarantee.

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Application Questions Sessions

The Transfer Center will be open for questions on the following Mondays and Fridays for answers about and help with a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) application.  Please join us at the Transfer Center tables located on the third floor of Building 7, Fremont campus.

UC Berkeley Concurrent Enrollment Program

Are you interested in taking classes at UC Berkeley while being an Ohlone student? Attend this information session for eligibility requirements, application procedures, and considerations to make when deciding on this program.

UC Berkeley’s ELP Program Fellow Info Session

Are you interested in the sciences? Do you want to gain research and teaching experience and even get paid for it? If so, join a fellow Ohlone student CURRENTLY in the program and Director Sang Lee of UC Berkeley for a session about Environmental Leadership Pathway Program and how you can benefit from it!

UC Davis Info Sessions

Robert Hickerson, UC Davis Admissions Counselor, will be presenting on UC Davis academic programs, admissions requirements, the Transfer Admission Guarantee, as well as student life and financial aid. Attend this session to learn more about UC Davis!

UC Davis Transfer Information Session for International Students

A UC Davis International Admissions Counselor will make a special presentation for F-1 via international students interested in transferring to UCD. Come learn about their academic programs, admissions requirements, the Transfer Admission Guarantee, student life, and opportunities or special considerations as an international transfer applicant!

UC Irvine Transfer Information Session

Jenny Shen will speak about what happens once a student transfers to a UC. She will share her experience in learning the research process and tips on how to have a smooth transition.

UCLA Transfer Info Session

Amanda Eversmann, UCLA Representative, will be presenting on UCLA academic programs, admissions requirements, as well as student life. Attend this session to learn more about UCLA!

UC San Diego Info Sessions

Erica Quintor, UC San Diego Admissions Counselor, will be presenting on UC San Diego academic programs, admissions requirements, their six college system, the Transfer Admission Guarantee, as well as student life and financial aid. Attend this session to learn more about UC San Diego!

UC Santa Barbara Transfer Information Session

Jennifer Zier, UC Santa Barbara Transfer Admissions Counselor, will be presenting on UCSB academic programs, admissions requirements, the Transfer Admission Guarantee, as well as student life and financial aid. Attend this session to learn more about UC Santa Barbara!

UC Santa Barbara Transfer Information Session for International Students

A UC Santa Barbara Admissions Counselor will make a special presentation for F-1 via international students interested in transferring to UCSB on Transfer Day. Come learn about their academic programs, admissions requirements, the Transfer Admission Guarantee, student life, and opportunities or special considerations as an international transfer applicant!