Time to Move Away? ARCC Had a Transfer Day

All about the transfer day event that happened at the Cambridge campus

By Maiya Fair

Staff Writer

Universities and private colleges filling the hallways of ARCC Cambridge campus. Photo Credit: Maiya Fair

Universities and private colleges filling the hallways of ARCC Cambridge campus. Photo Credit: Maiya Fair

Transfer Day was a fair-type event that occurred on Monday, Sept. 26 at Cambridge campus. In the G lobby area, over twenty colleges and universities (private, public, and out of state), sent representatives to visit with students and answer any questions they might have about transferring once they are finished at Anoka-Ramsey.

“This day is important for students because we are trying to promote education after Anoka-Ramsey,” Anna Smegal, Anoka-Ramsey  admissions and academic advisor, said.

A student signing up for the ARCC drawing promoted by ARCC's academic advisor, Anna Smegal. Photo Credit: Maiya Fair

A student signing up for the ARCC drawing promoted by ARCC’s academic advisor, Anna Smegal. PHOTO BY Maiya Fair

Anoka-Ramsey advisors hope that the college will help prepare students well, not just academically, but also to adjust to campus life so that students will have an easier transition to a university and understand what is offered to them.

“The universities are here to answer any questions about their school, programs, and what credits will transfer. It’s a stress reliever for students when the schools come to us,” Smegal said.

Smegal also wanted students to know that if they missed Transfer Day, they can make an appointment with an advisor to talk about transfer options and degree completion.

Representative John Redding from St. Cloud State University, along with Bemidji State University representative promoting their schools. Photo Credit: Maiya Fair

Representative John Redding from St. Cloud State University, along with Bemidji State University representative promoting their schools. Photo Credit: Maiya Fair

Some schools had a few things to say about Transfer Day.

“This a great place for students to learn about their opportunities and choices from each college,” St. Cloud State University representative John Redding said.

“Many students don’t know over a third of our students are transfer students,” University of Minnesota’s representative Laura Horton said.

Isabelle Schmidt, Anoka-Ramsey counselor, also had her own table with information about career counseling. “Many students want to transfer but don’t know what career they are going for,” Schmidt said.

Isabelle Schmidt represents career counseling for students at transfer day. Photo Credit: Maiya Fair

Isabelle Schmidt represents career counseling for students at transfer day. PHOTO BY Maiya Fair

Schmidt wants students to know that they are always welcome to come to her office, located behind the information desk, and set up an appointment to talk about career options and what steps to take.

Transfer Day is a great way to explore universities that students have in mind for future studies, as well as find out about new transfer opportunities. This is a reoccurring event and students should watch for the next Transfer Day if they are interested in learning more about transferring.

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