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Transfer Day Set for Thursday, Nov. 1
October 26, 2012

You can meet with representatives from over 20 four-year colleges and universities on Nov. 1 without leaving Walters State’s Morristown campus.

The 2012 Transfer Day is Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the College Center Lobby. This is a great time to learn details about four-year universities: cost, scholarships and financial aid, housing, majors, academic programs and more. The timing of the fair isn’t a coincidence. Deadlines for admission and for scholarships at many four-year universities and colleges are quickly approaching.

“For students planning to transfer in 2013, now is the time to apply for admissions and scholarships. Transfer Day is a good place to begin the process. Ask the representatives about those deadlines,” said Melissa Duff, director of the Walters State Student Success Center. The Center sponsors the fair along with Transfer Tuesday visits. Duff also serves as the college’s articulation agreement, which means she works closely with four-year institutions to make sure Walters State students transfer easily.

The following colleges and universities will be part of Transfer Day: Austin Peay State University, Bethel University, Carson-Newman College, East Tennessee State University, Hiwassee College, Lane College, Lees-McRae College, Lincoln Memorial College, 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 at Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 

Why are so many universities and colleges coming to Walters State? These institutions want you as a student!

“Recruiters come here because they want Walters State students. Our students do very well at four-year colleges. Other colleges recognize that students get a good foundation here and are likely succeed at a four-year university,” Duff said.

Duff encourages all students to drop by and get information about various colleges – even students who may not be planning to transfer.

“Students should start learning about transfer opportunities the first semester they’re enrolled at Walters State. 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 colleges have money set aside just for transfer students,” Duff explained.