Transfer 101 Fall 2011 (Week 3)

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Transfer 101 Fall 2011 (Week 3)

  1. 1. Transfer 101!<br />
  2. 2. What Should You Do First?<br />Decide what kind of job that you want<br />Decide what major that you need to do that (career websites and Advising and Counseling Center)<br />Find 3 or 4 schools to apply to including a dream and a safety net school<br />
  3. 3. How do you Transfer?<br />Start researching early! <br />UW equivalency page<br />UW worksheets<br />UW Transfer Thursdays<br />UW eNewsletter<br />www.collegesource.org<br />Foster School of Business--WSA<br />Plan well—Transfer appointment(s)<br />Know the requirements and prerequisites<br />GPA<br />Get involved, volunteer, etc.<br />
  4. 4. Extra Curricular<br />Off campus: <br /> Volunteering/Community Service<br />United Way, www.uwkc.org/volunteer<br />Volunteer Match, www.volunteer.match.org<br />Asian Counseling and Referral Service. www.acrs.org/volunteering/index.htm<br />Food Bank<br />http://www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteer<br />On Campus: Service Learning Projects<br />Churches<br />
  5. 5. Clubs<br />International Club<br />DECA<br />Phi Theta Kappa<br />Specialty clubs<br />All clubs listed at:<br />www.shoreline.edu/clubs.html<br />Activities Calendar<br />www.shoreline.edu/EventsCalendarSC/<br />
  6. 6. Campus Leadership Positions<br />Student Parliament <br />11 Leadership Positions<br />Peer activity leaders applications now available <br />International peer mentors (IPMs)<br />Club Officer<br />
  7. 7. When Should You Apply?<br />Some schools only accept junior status (90) transferable credits—especially California!<br />November 30th--California (UC/some CSU)<br />January 31st –WSU—but earlier for scholarships<br />Feb 1st—Indiana U, USC, UW-Madison, UT Austin<br />February 15th—UW <br />March 1st—Seattle U, Purdue, U of Minnesota<br />March 15th—University of Oregon<br />April 1st –WWU, EWU, and CWU<br />
  8. 8. What do you need to apply?<br />Online application + application fee<br />English Proficiency (UW—76/6.0 with AA)<br />TOEFL (www.ets.org)<br />Michigan test (UW)<br />IELTS<br />HS Transcripts<br />SCC/all college transcripts<br />Personal Statement/Essay<br />Bank statement<br />Financial Agreement<br />
  9. 9. What Next?<br />Attend:<br />UW General Admissions--Fall<br />UW Business—Winter<br />Transfer Fairs—Fall and Winter<br />Talk to your faculty advisor<br />Keep up your GPA!<br />Take the TOEFL early!! <br />Start writing your statement (edit at least 3 times by different people!)<br />Gather transcripts!<br />
  10. 10. IP Advising and Resources<br />Transfer Information<br />Book of Majors<br />Profiles<br />US News<br />Transfer Workshops (IP Website)<br />IP Website<br />Remember that we’re here to help you!<br />GOOD LUCK!<br />

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