Fall Transfer Fair
On Thursday, September 27th the Transfer Center hosted it’s fall transfer fair on the Rancho Cucamonga campus. Prior to the event, students could register to attend one of four workshops. This included a UC Santa Barbara General Admissions Workshop, UC Transfer Options Workshop hosted by University of California Riverside, a career workshop, and a financial aid workshop. Afterwards, students gathered in the quad to attend the fair, featuring representatives from 42 different California state private and non private universities and out-of-state schools.
Students who signed up at the Transfer Center’s booth also received a free meal. College paraphernalia was raffled off throughout the event as well. Pamphlets and handouts were also available for students from each school, detailing available majors, on-campus events and where to apply.
Students stopped at different booths to ask representatives questions and receive further guidance.
UC Santa Cruz representative Dayana Rivas majored in sociology and revealed that she attended the institute straight from high school. In response to what transfer students should be primarily aware of about the school, she replied that there is, “An almost guaranteed spot for transfer students,” should they meet the requirements.
UCLA, Cal State San Bernardino and University of Riverside as well as other Southern California public institutions were crowded by students during the fair. That's where Chaffey student Krystylle Agustin found herself, at CSUSB's booth. Agustin is interested in transferring next fall to CSUSB as a nursing major.
Attendee Richard Tobing enrolled at Chaffey directly out of high school, and is a student here of four years. Tobing is a computer science major, and is interested in transferring to Cal Poly Pomona.
Attendees had the opportunity to explore smaller, private schools as well. Laguna College representative Amy Kells held official look books showcasing student art. She informed students about the small class sizes and affordable intuition compared to the other art schools. Kayla Zuniga, a former Chaffey student of three years, now serves as a representative for Biola University. She majored in Intercultural Studies and participated in sponsored missionary work by the private Christian school. Zuniga shared that attending a private school allows students to work one-on-one with professors.
On campus departments like Chaffey’s Career Center, Transfer Center, STEM and Legal Pathways program hosted their own booths to provide accessibility and exposure for students. Thomas D. Allison, the Legal Pathways Program Manager, represented the organization at the fair. He is striving to make the field of law more diverse to encourage students at Chaffey to get involved in the program and consider law school.
The fair provided further guidance for students seeking to transfer, as applications for Cal States, UCs and out of state schools are open for Fall 2019.