Los Rios To Host Virtual Transfer Week For All Students

Los Rios colleges are working together to create a week-long information event about transferring to four-year colleges


The Virtual Transfer Week webpage has an hour-by-hour schedule of the different workshops offered throughout the week. (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

The Los Rios Community College District will hold a district-wide Virtual Transfer Week from Sept. 21-24 for students to learn and ask questions about transferring to over 50 participating colleges.

These virtual events consist of four college pathways that include colleges in the California State University (CSU) system, the University of California (UC), private colleges and out-of-state universities, according to Fong Tran, transfer center specialist.

“Our university representatives will be preparing a presentation about admissions, financial aid, various other programs requirements, resources and services,” Tran said. “At the end of each presentation students can ask follow-up questions.”

The full hour-by-hour schedule along with who is presenting can be found on the ARC Virtual Transfer Week webpage. Because it is a district-wide event, these meetings can be accessed on any of the Los Rios Transfer Center webpages.

“Preferably students RSVP but they can access the Zoom session on the date and time that it happens,” Tran said. “If you click on any of the workshop titles, it will take you to the live Zoom session.”

The week starts with California State University, Sacramento admissions and individual departments.

“The first day is dedicated to Sac State because it is our biggest partner and the majority of our transfer students go to Sac State,” Tran said. “A lot of people are interested in business and biology, so you can speak directly to the Sac State departments”

Tuesday will be dedicated to private and out-of state colleges, including University of the Pacific and University of Southern California. Wednesday will have all nine UC colleges present and Thursday will have 16 out of the 23 CSU colleges.

Tran said he is encouraging all potential transfer students to attend because unlike traditional information sessions students have the opportunity to directly ask faculty about any questions or concerns they have.

“Historically it’s our biggest signature event where students are able to talk to four-year universities directly and know more about the requirements and programs,” Tran said. “This is a good opportunity for them to be much more educated [in] making that decision around where to apply and ultimately where to choose to go after the two or three years at community college.”

In past semesters, this event has been an on-campus one day event, but because of distance learning, the transfer centers combined to create a district-wide event.

“We decided to not just make it one day, but make it available for the entire week to give students the opportunity to explore across institutions,” Tran said.