By Thania Requeno
Thirty-four percent of Montgomery College students transferred in 2013 according to the MC Office of Institutional Research & Analysis.
Despite the importance of college transfers, MC Germantown students came away from the 2014 Transfer Day on October 9 feeling disappointed.
Over 20 universities attended the event, held in the Bioscience Education Center. MC students were able to learn about transferring and to ask questions to the representatives from the universities. The College’s STEM Program, Transfer Scholarship Coordinating Committee, Transfer Agreements Office, and Student Access were also present to offer information for students.
Fatima Noroozi, MC Student, attended Transfer Day for the first time this semester. She mentioned she was “expecting more colleges to be at the event.”
Noroozi’s interest was in University of Maryland, College Park, and was disappointed to have only “basic questions” answered. She ultimately “did not get more information about UMCP” than she already knew.
“I thought they were going to give me more information to head me in the right direction,” stated Derrick Yeboah, another MC Student who attended the event.
Yeboah approached the University of Maryland, Baltimore County representative and was disappointed when he only gave him his business card and “that was it.”
Universities from Virginia, Washington D.C, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, and Delaware were at Germantown campus for the event.
“The school I want to transfer to was not there,” expressed Nicolle Schorchit, MC Student. She was referring to American University that has a guaranteed admission transfer agreement with Montgomery College. The representatives from the universities Schorchit did inquire about “didn’t give [her] any new information that [she] could find on the internet.”
“The best part about it were the jolly ranchers,” shared Schorchit.