National Transfer Week aims to attract new K-Staters, celebrate current transfers

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While welcome events like those held to celebrate National Transfer Week would typically take place in Bernie Family Welcome Center, they're held online this week. (File photo by Alanud Alanazi | Collegian Media Group)

The first day of National Transfer Week kicked off virtually on Monday, celebrating students transferring from one university to another.

Deana Core, assistant director of recruitment and admissions, said in an email that this week, the admissions office is holding virtual events to encourage prospective Kansas State students from other universities.

“Sessions will cover topics appropriate for domestic and international students as well as students interested in on-campus programs and online programs,” Core said.

This week’s virtual events for prospective K-State students include:

  • “K-State Bound: Pre-advising the Transfer Student,” a session geared toward university and high school advisors whose advisees may be considering K-State. This session is Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • “Financing Your 4-Year Degree,” meant to prepare transfer students to apply for financial aid and scholarships. There will also be an introduction to the Powercat Financial program, providing counseling and resources on financial management. This session is Wednesday from 3 – 4 p.m.
  • “All About Academics!,” a brief introduction to the majors, minors, certificates and dual-degree programs offered at K-State. This session is Thursday at 4 p.m.
  • “You’re Admitted! What’s next?,” discussing how accepted transfer students can make a smooth transition from studying at their old university to studying at K-State. This session will include information on housing options, transfer credits and the enrollment process. It is Friday from 2 – 3 p.m.

Current K-State students who are former transfers are welcome to attend a virtual happy hour Thursday with the Transfer Ambassador Program.

“The Transfer Ambassador Program is a group of 20 K-State students who transferred from various community colleges and other institutions who are interested in helping future transfer students learn about K-State and make them feel welcome when they arrive,” Core said. “We are always looking for students who would like to take an active role in providing campus tours, organizing events and participating in the process of welcoming new transfers to the Wildcat family.”

During last year’s National Transfer Week, Core said she handed out transfer buttons to transfer students, faculty and staff.

“We hope those who have one will pull them out and wear them with pride this week,” she said. “This year, we have stickers but will not be passing them out in any organized event, so interested individuals can contact me to obtain one or stop by the Berney Family Welcome Center.”

For questions related to transfer student services, Core said current and potential K-State students can contact Makenna Duncan, junior in mass communications or the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at nss@k-state.edu for recruitment and k-state@k-state.edu for admissions.

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