National Transfer Student Week Is Virtual at WKCTC
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - During National Transfer Student Week, which is October 19-23, WKCTC will join the 15 other colleges of KCTCS for the Thriving Through Transfer Fair, a virtual transfer event. Students who intend to transfer can learn more about their university of interest and connect directly with representatives who can answer questions.

Part of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College's (WKCTC) mission is to foster student success which includes preparing students to transfer to universities. In 2018-19, the latest numbers available, nearly 14,000 students in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) continued their education by transferring to a KCTCS four-year partner.

"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 atime that is convenient. Some may receive a gift from participating

"It is crucial for our students to remain focused on their educational goals during these challenging times," said Deanna Shelley, WKCTC transfer coordinator. "The virtual transfer fair provides a wonderful opportunity for students to continue making those important points of contact with our four-year institutions and plan the next phase of their educational journey."

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.

Published 02:44 PM, Friday Oct. 16, 2020
Updated 02:52 PM, Friday Oct. 16, 2020



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