By Priscilla Hernandez
The University Transfer Fair, hosted by the Transfer Center on Monday, provided students reassurance on parts of the transfer process from a variety of schools.
The Transfer Center connected ELAC students with multiple university representatives in the E3 Quad on Monday.
The fair hosted a variety of schools at this event to help students move on to a potential four year institution.
The director of the transfer center Kirby Dominguez said, “[The fair] is a way to expose students to universities that they may have never been able to get in contact with. The fair allows students to talk to representatives from each university face-to-face.”
Current sophomore Alexis Ponce said she was pleased with the fair and was glad that the transfer center hosted the event.
She said being able to attend this event made her feel relieved and took away some of the stress that was worrying her since she would have started the process with a blind eye.
“The fair was very informative and helped me find out a lot of information that will help me as I start getting ready for the transfer process,” Ponce said.
Ponce is preparing to graduate at the end of the 2024 Spring semester.
Prior to attending the university fair, she knew that she would be transferring as a business major but was not completely sure what her focus would be on.
By visiting one of the tables, she was able to see a list of different focuses under business majors that she could possibly go into.
After speaking to a CSUDH representative she found the school has a sports management focus while majoring in business.
The quad was filled with tents for each of the universities in attendance.
Students could ask their unique transfer questions.
The representatives were ready to answer questions ranging from their school’s admission process to specifics regarding majors.
Students also had the opportunity to collect brochures that included essential information about the school they were interested in to make sure it was the right fit for them.
The brochures included information about the types of majors the schools have, QR codes to direct students to relevant web pages such as financial aid and scholarships and different ways to connect with the university. The tables also included fun give aways such as stickers and school flags.
The representatives of California State Dominguez Hills explained their transfer details to students.
They said the transfer deadline for Spring 2024 semester applicants is Sept. 30 and that students planning to transfer for the Fall 2024 semester that applications would open Oct. 1.
Student transfer requirements for CSUDH include:
Students must have 6 transferable units, this would be an English and Math course completed with a ‘C’ or better.
Students must also have a GPA of 2.0.
Students must be in good standing at the last college or university attended.
The University Transfer Fair provided many opportunities for students to learn more about the transfer process directly from four-year institutions.
For any student who was not able to make it, the Transfer Center holds transfer workshops at the main campus in D-7.
To find out when the workshops are, students can follow if on Instagram. The handle is @elactransfercenter or they can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org.