Nearly 450 prospective students and their family members attended the Transfer Open House on Thursday evening, November 5. Guests came from as far away as Virginia, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut.
For the fourth year in a row, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosted an open house geared specifically toward prospective transfer students. This event has proven to be immensely popular and, each year, continues to draw ever increasing numbers of students from both community and four-year colleges to the UMass Boston campus.
Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions Kerry Boyd notes, “By using our new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool, we were able to market Transfer Open House to a wider audience as well as streamline the check-in process.”
Throughout the evening, prospective students were able to meet one-on-one with faculty, staff, and students who were on hand to talk about academic programs, student life, and financial aid. Many also took advantage of the opportunity to submit an online application on the spot.
According to Lisa Johnson, vice chancellor for Enrollment Management, the evening was “a resounding success.”
Keila Corrier, who currently attends Bunker Hill Community College, was at Transfer Open House looking at the university's nursing program. "I want to transfer to UMass Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences because of the location and price. Plus, I heard it is one of the top nursing schools," she said.
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