Community, technical college students can ‘transfer’ virtually

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – One part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s 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, which is 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.

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“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 time that is convenient. 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.

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth’s largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses.