Get ready, set, for transfer week!

Get ready for transfer week here at Bellevue College from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, 2012. Starting Monday, there will be events across campus to prepare students for transferring to a variety of schools visiting from across the country.  Counselors from over 30 colleges and universities will be available for questions and information, so students are encouraged to come with questions about prospective majors and campuses.

BC has special events such as, the transfer fair available to help guide students towards their career goals. So, whether students are interested in science and engineering or art and music, there is a transfer option for just about every career interest.

Colleges and universities come from all over the country to come and help support the BC students. The transfer fair is specifically desinged to help students decide what college is right for them.

The transfer week activities will kick off on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with an introductory computer science and engineering majors workshop in N-201.

Tuesday will feature a pre-medical, dental and physical therapy overview from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. in L-218. First-year transfer students who plan on applying to a professional health-oriented school such as the University of Washington might consider attending.

Halloween features a trio of presentations in the afternoon, where BC students have the opportunity to choose to attend one of several events from UW Seattle, UW Bothell, and representatives from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors from various institutions.  UW Seattle’s presentation on transfer tips for Engineer majors will be in

Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A sequence of events from UW Seattle, UW Bothell and the Stem Squared Workshop (STEM) will be teaching students how to transfer to UW for engineering and science majors. Thursday, Nov. 1 located in the BC cafeteria will be visitor admissions from over 30 colleges and universities.

There will also be a UW Seattle Admissions Workshop, located in building C-120 from 11 a.m. to noon. C-130 will also have the UW Tacoma Admissions Workshop, which helps students receive information on transferring to UW Tacoma.

If there are any interests in pharmaceutical degrees, N-201 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. discussing the prerequisites and the transfer process from representatives of University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy. During this transfer fair there is also going to be a psychology workshop in building D-106 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Not to be outdone by Wednesday, Thursday will feature seven separate workshops and presentations and an open college transfer fair hosted in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., where counselors and representatives from all across the nation will be available to answer student questions about different programs.

Workshop topics will range from admissions experts talking about the application process and strategies to get into UW Seattle, UW Tacoma, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University, to psychology and pre-pharmacy major presentations from UW and Bellevue College.  Most of the presentations will be in the side-wings of the Cafeteria (C-120 and C-130) with the notable exceptions of UW’s pre-pharmacy workshop, to be held in N-201, and BC’s own psychology faculty, which will take place in D-106.  For a complete list of times and locations, see the sidebar.

Some students may already have their applications completed and submitted, but for others, the presentations may prove to be invaluable sources of application and major-related advice for furthering their education and career.  For more information about particular presentations or advice on which presentations to attend, BC’s career-counselors are available in their offices above the student bookstore.

For those who are interested in pursuing their academic future, be sure to attend the BC transfer fair. Transferring can be a long process but if students take extra time to plan out their future goals and take appropriate classes, then transferring is simple.

Be sure and make it to this generous event!