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Make a smooth move with Transfer Tuesdays!
September 19, 2012

The Student Success Center is proud to announce the fall schedule for Transfer Tuesdays! 

Transfer Tuesdays give you the chance to learn about transferring to area public and private institutions without leaving the Walters State campus. Look for the tables set up in the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex unless otherwise noted.

Please note that a few Transfer Tuesday visits are actually on a Monday due to scheduling conflicts. Here’s the schedule for this semester:

Sept 25:
Carson-Newman College, 9 a.m.-noon
Tusculum College, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oct. 1 (Monday) 
ETSU 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Humanities Quad

Oct. 2
King College 4-6 p.m. Tech Lobby, second floor
Maryville College, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Humanities Quad

Oct. 9
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 11 (Thursday)
Lincoln Memorial, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 17 (Wednesday)
Milligan College, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oct. 23
King College 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tech Lobby, second floor
Freed-Hardeman University, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Milligan College, 4-6:30 p.m., Tech Lobby

Nov. 6
King College, 4-6 p.m., Tech Lobby, second floor

Nov. 20
King College, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Nov. 27
Carson-Newman College, 9 a.m.-noon
Tusculum College, Nov. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
ETSU, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dec. 4
Lincoln Memorial, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
King College, 4-6 p.m. Tech Lobby, second floor

The college’s transfer fair is scheduled from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Nov. 1 in the College Center Lobby on the Morristown campus. The following colleges plan to attend: Austin Peay, Bethel University, Carson-Newman, ETSU, Hiwassee College, King College, Lane College, Lees-McRae College, Lincoln Memorial University, Maryville College, Milligan College, Middle Tennessee State University, South College, Strayer University, Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Tusculum College, University of Phoenix, Union College, Union University, University of the Cumberlands, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

The schedule may change and more colleges may be added. Please look for any additions to be announced through the Daily Bulletin and Walters State’s social media pages. 

“Students can ask college representatives any questions about the admissions process, getting paperwork submitted, advising and all the way down to campus housing and meal tickets,” said Melissa Duff, director of the Student Success Center. Duff is also the college’s articulation agreement officer, which means she works closely with four-year institutions to make sure Walters State students transfer seamlessly. 

Scheduling these visits is one of the easiest parts of her job. Duff doesn’t have to seek colleges and universities to come. Instead, they seek her out. 

“Universities and colleges come here because they want to recruit Walters State students. Walters State students do very well at four-year colleges. Other colleges recognize that Walters State provides a very good foundation. Our students leave here prepared to succeed,” Duff said. 

“I encourage students to start learning about transfer opportunities even during their first semester here. For sophomores and other students planning to transfer this spring, now is the time to apply for admission and scholarships. If you’re not sure, get more information. You may even want to apply to two schools now and make a final decision in the spring. The deadlines are coming up fast.” 

Duff also stressed that many four-year universities offer financial aid and scholarship programs.

“Don’t automatically think that you can’t go to a four-year university because of money. Many of the same programs, like Pell grants and work study, are available at most accredited schools. The Tennessee Board of Regents Academic Performance Scholarship and the Hope Lottery Scholarship are also available. Many four-year schools have scholarships set aside just for transfer students,” Duff said. 

The deadline to apply for both need- and merit-based financial aid is something you can learn from visiting representatives. 

“The college representatives that come to Walters State to meet with our students have a terrific broad-based knowledge, including deadlines. If a representative can’t answer a question, they tend to know the key folks at the four-year college who can,” Duff said. 

Think you know where you’re going? Good…but Duff would advise you to meet with representatives from a few other schools, too. 

“One of the advantages of having different colleges on campus is that students can learn about a variety of schools and specific programs those schools offer. Sometimes when a student talks to a representative, he or she might find out about a program that is a better fit,” Duff said.