“What a great event!” said biology transfer prospect Julia Gilbert from Halifax, Massachusetts about UMass Boston’s Spring Transfer Open House, hosted in the Campus Center on Wednesday, April 6.
“There was lots of information and they answered all the questions I had,” she continued. “I really enjoyed being here and walking around the campus. ... UMass Boston is my top choice!”
That seems to sum up the reactions of most of the more than 510 students and guests who attended the event.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Lisa Johnson agreed.
“The evening was highly successful and productive,” she said. “Because of the support of so many faculty and staff volunteers from across the campus, we were able to show these prospective transfers what a wonderful community this is!”
Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the semi-annual Transfer Open House recognizes that transfer students have questions and needs that are different from those of first-time freshmen. Transfer Open House has become a very popular recruitment event.
Ryan Torrin of Attleboro, Massachusetts was impressed that the event “...was very well organized, with very capable people who were excited to answer my questions.” He thought everything was easy to access, with a great assortment of tables covering all the questions he had.
Also typical of the comments made by Transfer Open House attendees was that of Framingham resident Da Da Le, who is applying to transfer to the College of Liberal Arts from Mass Bay Community College. Le said that the event “provided me with helpful information, and better prepared me for admission in the fall. ... I’m glad I attended UMass Boston’s Transfer Open House.”
Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions 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 and conducted their business,” Boyd said.
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