Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Office of College Advancement
Fremont, CA-Over 1000 students swarmed around potential college reps at the annual Transfer Day event at Ohlone College last Wednesday, evidence that community college students are hungrier than ever to continue their education and prepare for their future. On Transfer Day, an annual event at Ohlone, recruiters representing 45 different colleges and universities from all over the country come to meet with students and provide information on transfer planning, admission requirements, scholarships and programs.
Transfer students typically complete their lower division coursework, freshman and sophomore level, at Ohlone then transfer to a four year university or college to complete a bachelors degree. Statistics show that students transferring from community colleges do as well or better than students who go straight to university from high school. That is why they are heavily recruited by the four year schools.
College representatives came to meet with Ohlone students from Hawaii, Alaska, Washington DC, Arizona State, Colorado, and Nevada, plus 15 UCs and CSUs and multiple private universities from across the state, such as Santa Clara, Notre Dame de Namur, St. Mary's, and John F. Kennedy. Schools with unique and specialized programs such as Animation Mentor, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, New School of Architecture and Design, and The San Francisco Art Institute were present and very popular among the students. Gallaudet University and The National Technical Institute for the Deaf were also in attendance.
Frances Fon, Transfer Center Assistant and Transfer Day Coordinator, said, "All of the representatives were very impressed by inquiries made by the Ohlone College students. We look forward to providing this great opportunity for students to meet reps face to face each year."