Transfer fairs bring universities to AC:

By Brett Herring:

Every semester, Amarillo College holds different transfer fairs for students who plan to continue on to a four-year degree. These events give students an opportunity to learn more about universities straight from the source.

On Sept. 26, AC welcomed the West Texas A&M transfer fair. Eastern New Mexico University will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 and Nov. 15 in the Advising Center and later in the spring, the general transfer fair will have more than 20 different universities present.

“Having the opportunity to attend the transfer fair helped out in my search of where to go after I was finished with AC. The fair last year answered all the questions I had about continuing my degree,” said former student Lauren Dennis, who is now an art major at WT.

According to advisers, it’s never too early for students to start researching and thinking about where to continue their educations. Attending transfer events gives students time to ask questions and start making informed decisions about the future.

“It’s always beneficial to come prepared with some questions for these experts. They’ll be excited to share the information with you,” Ernesto Olmos director of advising, said.

Olmos said students should take advantage of the chance to learn about the schools and ask questions about degree plans, tuition prices and scholarships.

“I love working with our students and helping them reach their goals. I’m a first-generation student, so I understand how scary and confusing all of this can be. I want to arm students with the resources they need to make informed decisions and then guide them to the right people that can help make it happen,” Olmos said.

Another resource is the Amarillo College Transfer Club, which provides information for students seeking to transfer. The Transfer Club meets from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. twice a month on Tuesdays in Dutton room 101.

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