Alvin CC to Host University Day on Nov. 13

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Students attending Alvin Community College with plans to transfer to a university will get an opportunity to learn more about where to continue their education during University Day on November 13.

Students who attend ACC to earn basic courses with the intent to transfer to a four-year institution may find it difficult to visit all of the campuses they’re interested in.

University Day is designed to give students the opportunity to speak with schools representatives, without visiting that school, saving students time and cost.

“University Day allows students to speak with university representatives without having to travel,” said Regan Metoyer-Peterson, ACC Director of Advising.  “They can gather academic information before making their decision to transfer.”

More than 100 students attend the annual University Day event where representatives from more than 25 colleges and universities provide information to students interested in transferring.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for students to visit with the recruiters, ask questions, and learn all about the Academic and STEM program opportunities from several institutions they may be interested in,” said Krissy Murray STEM transfer coordinator. “Technical STEM students, who may not think they are able to transfer, will be surprised by how many universities have bachelor STEM degree opportunities that allow technical students to transfer with minimal credit loss. This event is a great opportunity for both technical and academic students to come and speak with the college representatives.”

“Students can get details regarding a university’s degree offerings, they will be able to get contact information of faculty and staff in those programs as well as other resources,” she said. “Students will also learn the requirements to apply to a four year university such as the minimum GPA, additional testing they may need or other prerequisites.”

Besides saving time and money through fewer campus visits, there are other benefits to attending University Day, Metoyer-Peterson said.

“Students will receive face-to-face communication with representatives, without having to set an appointment,” she said. “They can also learn about application deadlines, learn the difference between applying for admission to an university versus applying for a community college, scholarship information, and get tuition and fees quotes.”

Representatives from Sam Houston State, University of Houston, Texas A&M, and many more will be at the event.

University Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ACC Campus Café, in E building. For more information, call Tracy Jones at 281-756-3528.

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