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Spring Transfer Fair on Feb. 8 & 9

If you are an MCTC student planning to transfer within the next two years then the Transfer Fair is for you!

February 8

Representatives from 4-year colleges and universities will be recruiting MCTC students for their institutions. They will be available between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. in the T Building Skyway. The Colleges and Universities that have been invited include: Augsburg College, Concordia University – St. Paul, Hamline University, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), MSU-Mankato, Saint Cloud State University, The University of Minnesota (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester and Twin Cities campuses), The University of North Dakota, The University of Wisconsin – Madison, Winona State University, and many others.

February 9

A representative from Columbia University will be on campus from 12 - 1 p.m. in H.2900 to speak with Veterans and other students.

What should you do as a student?

  1. Think of which qualities are important for you in a college.
  2. Take some time to read and choose some of the following questions to ask to the college representatives.
  3. Come to the transfer fair and ask your questions.

Questions about programs

  • Do you offer my major?
  • Is my degree program accredited - by whom and at what level?
  • Can I enroll part-time or take courses in the evenings, weekends, or in the summer?
  • Do you have an honors program for students who enter with high grades?

Will I be eligible for Admissions?

  • What are your admission requirements for transfer students?
  • How do you determine my grade if I repeat a course?
  • Will a course in which I received a "D" grade count?
  • Are there admissions priorities of transfer students from community colleges?

How do I apply for Admissions?

  • When can I first apply? What is your application deadline?
  • When do I have to submit transcripts, test scores and other admissions materials?
  • Is my major overcrowded with many applicants? If so, what special requirements do I need?

How much does your college cost?

  • What are the costs of tuition, books and supplies, housing, parking, etc.?  
  • When do I pay those fees?
  • Do I have to send in a deposit to confirm my intention to enroll? How much? When?

Is Financial Aid Available?

  • When and how should I apply for financial aid?
  • Do I apply for scholarships separately? When?
  • Will financial aid cover my entire need?
  • When will I be notified if I will or will not receive assistance?
  • Are there special kinds of assistance for students from underserved groups?
  • Is it easy to get a part-time job on campus or in the community?

How do my courses transfer?

  • Is it preferred that I have a degree before transferring (A.A., A.S., A.A.S.)?
  • Are there specific prerequisites I should take at MCTC before transferring?
  • Does the MN Transfer Curriculum transfer as a package to your institution?
  • If I complete a degree at MCTC, could the courses transfer as a package to be ready for junior or senior level courses?

What is your campus and community like?

  • Are you on the semester or quarter system? When do classes begin?
  • What kinds of social, cultural and recreational activities are available?                     
  • How far away is your campus? How much time does it take to get there?
  • Will I need a car to get around? Does public transportation (bus) provide easy access to the campus and community?
  • How many students are enrolled? In my major? From my community/school?

What else do I need to know?

  • How do I make arrangements to take a tour of your campus?
  • Do you have an open house program for prospective transfer students?
  • When and whom do I contact for more information?