ACM TO HOST TRANSFER FAIR FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN PURSUING FOUR-YEAR DEGREES
CUMBERLAND, Md. (Mar. 2, 2020) – Are you an Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) student interesting in transferring to a four-year university, or a high school junior looking to start small before heading to a large college? Join representatives from more than 32 four-year colleges and universities from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 for ACM’s Spring Transfer Fair.
Held in the College Center on ACM’s Cumberland campus, the Spring Transfer Fair is open to anyone who is interested in discovering what four-year regional institutions have to offer transfer students. Attendees will have the chance to meet directly with college representatives and learn about application requirements and deadlines.
ACM advising specialists will be available to work with prospective and current ACM students on their transfer plans and can demonstrate resources that are helpful to future transfer students including ARTSYS, the University System of Maryland’s online transfer tool for over 20 public and private four-year colleges statewide. Attendees will also have a chance to win a $100 scholarship towards tuition or fees at ACM.
ACM’s Spring Transfer Fair will welcome representatives from: American Public University System, Edinboro University, Fairmont State University, Frostburg State University, Grand Canyon University, Goucher College, Hood College, La Roche University, McDaniel College, Mount Aloysius College, Mount St. Mary's University, Neumann University, Potomac State College of West Virginia University, Saint Francis University, Saint Francis University: Francis Worldwide, Salisbury University, Shippensburg University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Towson University, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Maryland - College Park, University of Maryland - College of Education, University of Maryland - A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland Global Campus, Virginia State University, Washington Adventist University, Washington College, Waynesburg University, West Liberty University, West Virginia University, West Virginia University Davis - College of Natural Resources, and Wilson College.
“We have a long, proud history of preparing students for transfer. More than simply being a smart place to start, we’re giving students a solid foundation for their educational career in a small college environment. Once they adapt to their new college or university, the sky’s the limit for many of these students. Nationally, community college students at some of the most select colleges and universities are demonstrating similar and even higher graduation rates than students who began at those institutions as freshmen,” said Suzanne Wright, an ACM advising specialist, referencing a 2019 report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
The Foundation’s Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer From Community Colleges to Selective Four-Year Institutions report found that transfer students from community colleges succeed in getting their four-year degrees at select colleges and universities at higher rates than transfer students from four-year institution and those students who entered directly from high school.