The semi-annual Transfer Open House recognizes that transfer students have questions and needs that are different from those of first-time freshmen. Five hundred and fifty guests from 11 states attended Transfer Open House on November 10. Guests traveled from as far away as New Jersey and Cape Cod to attend the popular recruitment event.
Quincy College student Calla Bouchie attended the event with her mother, who is a nurse and teaches two classes at UMass Boston. They felt very “welcomed into the UMass Boston community.”
Director of the Transfer Center Kerry Boyd explained that a wide range of prospective transfer students came to interact directly with UMass Boston faculty, staff, and current students.
"They were able to submit applications on the spot, learn about transferring their credits, attend financial aid workshops, discuss housing options, and get a really good feel for life on campus as they explored the university," she said.
During the event, 71 students completed their UMass Boston applications, and 41 of those students indicated that they are applying to start in January 2017. There is a special orientation program for transfer students called Beacon Beginnings and 17 students signed up, indicating their intention to transfer.
“We were very pleased to see such a strong turnout for Thursday’s Transfer Open House, one of UMass Boston’s largest and most comprehensive events for transfer students,” Director of Undergraduate Admissions Corey Ford said. “The students and families really seem to appreciate the range of workshops and services offered throughout the evening."
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