On November 12, several colleges and universities attended the annual Fall Transfer Fair Day at the Medical Education Campus (MEC). Approximately 300 students in nursing and allied health showed up for the event to speak with an admission representative from their aspiring transfer, new college or university, and to plan for their futures. Services available for transfer students are very important to second-year MEC students and a few of the resources offered are admissions, transfer credits, financial aid and scholarships, academic programs, housing and much more.
Transferring to a four-year college or university has never been easier, NOVA graduates are offered guaranteed admission to a variety of four-year institutions and, if eligible, they may also receive up to $2,000 per year when transferring to a public or private nonprofit college or university in Virginia. NOVA transfer agreements are online and the process is streamlined for transferring within the state or out-of-state. For students, it is very helpful to have the in-person connection, especially for those who need more assistance to include the nontraditional and older students.
Marymount University, the George Washington University (GW) School of Nursing, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Mary Washington, George Mason University, Georgetown University and University of Virginia School of Nursing are just a few of the more than 22 colleges and universities that participated at the Transfer Fair.
Representatives set up their tables on the first floor of the MEC hallway to include the Foley Forum and were ready to answer any and all questions students had about their institutions.
Many students noted the fair was very valuable and they gained a great deal of helpful transfer information that will be useful as they make academic decisions. They also noted how friendly and supportive the representatives were.
Several college representatives noted that they were pleased with the turnout, interest of students and overall consistent flow during the four-hour event.