Husky Transfer Club holds presentation offering university information

By Anelle Hernandez

  California State University, Fullerton offers financial, aid opportunities for students and a variety of programs such as extraccuricular activities. 

The Huskies Transfer Club teamed up with CSUF to organize a question and answer  Zoom session. 

This meeting took place Nov. 16 and was hosted by Britney Lynch, a counselor from the Outreach and Recruitment Department. 

The presentation began with Lynch introducing herself and explaining what her role is at the university. After that, she gave an overview of what Cal State Fullerton has to offer as a public university, along with services available for students.

Lynch said that the enrollment number at CSUF is about forty thousand and a large chunk of that is made up of Hispanic students and is considered a first-generation institution. 

Many applications that come in with an Associate of Arts for Transfer. Only 63% of those, students get admitted. There are many popular majors at CSUF, but the most common are business and nursing. Nursing is the top major and most selective program to get accepted into. 

The university as a whole is ranked No. 9 with the most transfer students who are eager to take on the next level of their educational journey. 

CSUF announced they are a top university due to their academic programs and have reached second for social mobility. 

Lynch said it’s important for all prospective students to connect and reach out to her department in order to obtain assistance with the admission process. 

Disneyland is just under 10 miles west of the Cal State Fullerton campus. Due to the close distance between the two, hourly employees at Disneyland are eligible to receive comprehensive tuition coverage through the Disney Aspire program. 

It is available to students who attend either Fullerton College or Cal State Fullerton. Lynch encourages students who joined the session to apply for positions at Disneyland in order to take advantage and be a part of this opportunity.

The average financial aid package that is offered for students is usually around $11, 000 to cover tuition costs and any other academic or personal needs. The Free Application For Federal Student Aid will open in December, giving students the opportunity to complete their applications for the upcoming school year. There are many scholarships available for students within the respective programs they choose to apply to. 

There are many resources offered throughout the campus and they are accessible to all students who are actively enrolled, as are the 300 clubs available. 

Many of these resources include job and resume assistants and teaching credential programs for students who plan to pursue immediate career paths. 

Aside from academics, the university also hosts activities that include rock climbing and bowling alley clinics for students. There are also popular artists like Miguel and EDM DJs who visit and perform at the campus. 

Lynch said, “there should be breathing room inbetween classes and that is the reason why the college enjoys providing students with these activities to help ease the academic stress.”

There are 22,000 beds for on-campus dorming as well as apartment housing called University Village, which is walking distance from the campus. Lynch then thanked the students who attended and encouraged them to submit their applications by the deadline which is tomorrow. 

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