The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosted its semi-annual Transfer Open House on Wednesday, April 12, welcoming 240 prospective transfer students and guests from throughout the state and New England.
Students were able to submit their applications at the event, with admissions counselors right beside them to assist with any inquires. Over 80 students submitted applications.
Prospective students were also able to visit a variety of workshops and events throughout the Campus Center, including meeting with admissions counselors to discuss the process of applying their existing college credits to fulfill requirements at UMass Boston.
Danny Seng from Bristol Community College recently moved to Boston with his sister and said he looks forward to attending UMass Boston in the fall.
“I saved some money by attending community college for two years, and now I'm looking forward to studying at the College of Management because I want to open my own landscaping business," he said.
Marino Long-Mella first applied to UMass Boston as a senior in high school.
“The financial aid I received was very generous," she said. "But I did not get accepted to the College of Nursing initially, so I went to UMass Dartmouth instead. Now I want to transfer into nursing.”
Transfer Open House recognizes that transfer students have questions and needs that can be different from those of first-time freshmen. It is the most comprehensive event for transfer students, who can apply, learn about financial aid, take a tour, and discuss academic program options all in one evening. Attendees were very engaged and taking full advantage of the event offerings.
New this year was the “You Ask. We Answer.” workshop, which allowed visitors to hear from current UMass Boston transfer students about their experience, while also letting them ask questions about their experience here.