Get In a Transfer State-of-Mind
Did you know that four-year colleges visit the NOVA campuses throughout the fall and spring semesters? You can view scheduled visits at https://calendar.nvcc.edu/; search “Transfer”. The fall semester is also a popular time for transfer fairs in which one can “explore” over 60 colleges in one day. Several are occurring later this month on various NOVA campuses. View upcoming dates at https://www.nvcc.edu/transfer/fairs.html.
Whether or not you can attend a transfer event at NOVA, you should plan a visit to the college(s) you are interested in. Most colleges offer campus tours, appointments with transfer admission representatives, information sessions, and open houses throughout the year. Though, you can obtain a lot of information at a NOVA transfer event, as well as from a college’s website; it is not the same as actually visiting the campus to determine if the college is going to be a good fit for you.
If you are planning to transfer to an online college, taking a web tour is a good idea. Check out the academic department webpage for your major, view the curriculum, read the faculty bios, etc. Many online colleges offer virtual information sessions, program-specific virtual events and information, and online admission support.
For more on transfer planning, visit NOVA’s transfer webpage and/or attend a transfer planning webinar this month:
- October 9, 2019 3:00-4:00pm EDT
- October 16, 2019 12:00-1:00pm EDT
Go to https://online.nvcc.edu/webinars.htm#transfer to join the webinar or to request a recording.
Written by Kim Burkle; NOVA Online Counselor/Assistant Professor