Council on Postsecondary Education
Registration continues for virtual Transfer Madness fair

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, March 24, 2015  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
502-573-1555
Cell: 502-330-6596
Sue.Patrick@ky.gov
 


College students looking to transfer college credits or associate degrees to a four-year institution can connect with those institutions and get questions answered during an online Transfer Madness fair. The fair is set Thursday, March 26, from 2-8 p.m. EDT (1-7 p.m. CDT).

Transfer Madness is the only online, statewide transfer fair where students can chat online with transfer advisors, learn about scholarships and financial aid, download materials and get questions answered.

Campuses will waive application fees for students who visit a booth during the fair.

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) are the event sponsors. Twenty-two Kentucky four-year institutions and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will participate.

CPE President Bob King said, “We are very pleased with the collaboration of staff at all our campuses and at KHEAA to come together around Transfer Madness. This virtual fair takes the guesswork out of transferring so more students can get on a seamless path to a bachelor’s degree.”

Transfer Madness supports the state’s Stronger by Degrees strategic plan to improve the quality of Kentucky’s workforce by increasing the number of students who transfer from KCTCS colleges to four-year institutions. One of the goals of House Bill 160 (2010) is to eliminate the barriers students encounter when trying to transfer to a four-year institution, and one of the barriers is a lack of information and engagement between students and transferring institutions.

To register and to view a list of participating Transfer Madness colleges, universities and education partners, visit http://transfermadness.org. Follow on Twitter at #KYtransfermadness.

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We believe in the transformative power of postsecondary education. Stronger by Degrees, the new strategic agenda for Kentucky’s colleges and universities and adult basic education, is powering a stronger Kentucky economy and improving the lives of Kentuckians. To learn more about Stronger by Degrees, visit http://cpe.ky.gov/strongerbydegrees.  
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