Transfer Fair informs prospective students

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The Transfer Fair attracting crowds of students on Wednesday afternoon in the Upper Quad.

Rio Hondo held it’s semi-annual Transfer Fair on Wednesday in the Upper Quad. This event offered  students a chance to speak to representatives from top universities from all over California regarding their transfer admission requirements, financial aid, majors, and other important topics.

Each college has a variety of majors, requirements, sports, campus life, orientations, scholarships, and deadlines making each college stand out from the others.

Some of the top colleges that attended the transfer fair were Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, UC Riverside, and Azusa Pacific University. They all have their own deadlines for students to apply for the fall and spring semesters.

Some schools have different requirements for transferring. For example, the Cal States have it’s own requirement for transferring.

It’s admissions requirements include completing at least 60 transferable semester units, completion of the GE. Written communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, and Math/Quantitative Reasoning courses with a C or better.

Cal State Dominguez Hills has similar requirements. Students transferring here must also have completed at least 60 transferable units, have a 2.0 GPA, completed at least 30 semester units of college coursework with a C or better in each course: english, arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and mathematics at a level at least equivalent to courses that meet general education requirements. They must also have completed one speech course,english composition, critical thinking/logic, and one math course with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite.

Cal State Long Beach requires students to complete no more than 70 transferable units from community college, earn the highest GPA for all coursework, applying for financial aid during the priority filling period, and pursue a backup plan if not offered admission to CSULB.  Most of the deadlines for the Cal States are from on November 30. The day to start applying is Oct. 1.

Some distinctions that that make Cal State Long Beach stands out is it’s rank in the top 10 in award bachelor’s degrees to minority students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education in its annual list of the ‘Top 100 Degree Producers”, being recognized as a Military Friend School by G.I. Jobs  for embracing America’s veterans as students, recognized as the seventh most secure college in the nation by Security Magazine, fees rank among the lowest of any four-year institution in California, listed in the top 100 “Best Values in public Colleges” ranking four-year institutions that deliver excellent academics, while keeping costs to a minimum, and much more.

Each school representative spoke with students about their academic goals, prospective requirements, deadlines, and financial aid information. This fair would likely be recommended for those wanting to transfer sometime in the next

year. Remember that deadlines are always initiated about a year before the school year starts, so if you’re planning to transfer Fall of 2014, apply by this fall  (November 30).