Last Tuesday, college transfer recruiters from Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M spoke with Amarillo College students about transferring to a four-year university.
The event was held in the transfer area of suite 130 in the Student Service Center on the Washington Street Campus. Students came on a first come first serve basis and were able to sit down with a transfer recruiter from either school to discuss transferring out of AC.
Sammie Artho, associate director of the advising services at AC, said the event had a good turnout. “There were a little over 30 students who actually spoke to WTAMU and TTU [representatives],” she said.
Artho said it is important to for students who wish to transfer to start gathering information and talking to college transfer recruiters as soon as possible. “You could miss out on scholarship opportunities if you do not start early,” she said.
Alex Williams, a TTU transfer recruiter, said it is best to speak with a transfer advisor or recruiter the fall before the student plans on transferring. For example, students planning on transferring into a four-year university in fall 2014 should contact a transfer advisor as soon as possible.
Williams explained that GPA and the number of completed credit hours affect whether a transfer student’s college application is automatically accepted or put under review.
When a student speaks with a college transfer recruiter, it may help to bring a copy of his or her unofficial transcript to give the recruiter a better idea of where the student is at in his or her education, Williams said.
Williams explained that even if students do not know what they want to major in, it is still beneficial for them to talk to an advisor or any transfer recruiter. “We can always look at your credits and help direct you towards the best degree plan,” Williams said.
Williams will be back on campus 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5. She will be in the transfer area of suite 130 in the Student Service Center on the Washington Street Campus. Students may contact her by calling 806-834-1945 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandy Carr, a transfer coordinator for the advising services at WTAMU, will be in the transfer area of suite 130 in the Student Service Center on the Washington Street Campus 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday this fall. Students may contact her by calling 806-651-5300 or by emailing her at email@example.com.
Artho is available to help AC students between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students may contact her by calling 806-371-5447 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is in office 118 located in the Student Service Center on Washington Street Campus.
Students should watch their AC email for more information on upcoming transfer events.
For more information visit the AC advising Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Acadvising