KCTCS offering virtual events during National Transfer Student Week
Versailles, Ky. – One part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s (KCTCS) mission is preparing students to transfer to universities. In 2018-19, the latest numbers available, nearly 14,000 KCTCS students continued their education by transferring to a KCTCS four-year partner.
During National Transfer Student Week, Oct. 19-23, the 16 colleges of KCTCS will offer virtual transfer fairs. Students who intend to transfer can learn more about their university of interest and connect directly with representatives who can answer questions.
Students of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC), as well as all KCTCS students, will have the opportunity to speak to representatives from nearly 50 colleges and universities, including Western Kentucky University, to discuss how to successfully transfer their two-year associate degree from SKYCTC to a four-year college after they graduate.
“We have found online transfer fairs to be very successful in the past,” said KCTCS Chancellor Kris Williams. “In today’s world, it’s also a safe way for our students to learn as much as possible about their transfer options from our many four-year partners.”
Nearly 50 universities are participating in the Thriving Through Transfer Fair. Students can view those partners and register online to participate at a convenient time. Some may receive a gift from participating universities.
Statistics show community college transfer students do as well or better than students who started their education at a university. Further, KCTCS students can save as much as $32,000 by taking their first two years at a community college. Credits transfer easily, and there are many scholarship opportunities available, including two-plus-two programs offered by some universities.